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    Default The meaning of "Godron"

    I've heard of Godron in connection with a design on a pen (or indeed other objects) but have never really known exactly what it is.
    However, this made me chuckle this morning when I found someone who has probably not heard of it or has gone along with his spell check correction of the word:

    Waterman Gentleman Fountain Pen 18k gold nib - Gordon Gold plated - Mint boxed
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    Default Re: The meaning of "Godron"

    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godron

    Voila, as they say by the Seine.

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    Default Re: The meaning of "Godron"

    Love it. I wonder how well it goes with tonic?

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    Default Re: The meaning of "Godron"

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Love it. I wonder how well it goes with tonic?
    Not half as well as Sipsmith's or Hendrick's
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    Default Re: The meaning of "Godron"

    In all fairness, Siri may have some culpability in this. Don't ask her about Benefit Cost Analysis during a meeting.

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    Default Re: The meaning of "Godron"

    That's a great word. We've all seen the design on antiques but probably didn't know a word for it. The word in English is gadrooning.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadrooning

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    Default Re: The meaning of "Godron"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    That's a great word. We've all seen the design on antiques but probably didn't know a word for it. The word in English is gadrooning.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadrooning
    I thought it was a portmanteau of gadabout and poltroon

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    Default Re: The meaning of "Godron"

    Quote Originally Posted by BayesianPrior View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    That's a great word. We've all seen the design on antiques but probably didn't know a word for it. The word in English is gadrooning.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadrooning
    I thought it was a portmanteau of gadabout and poltroon
    Only if you didn't add the tonic...

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    Default Re: The meaning of "Godron"

    Quote Originally Posted by BayesianPrior View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    That's a great word. We've all seen the design on antiques but probably didn't know a word for it. The word in English is gadrooning.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadrooning
    I thought it was a portmanteau of gadabout and poltroon
    Or a spoonerism of dragoon.

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