Still Stupid: One More Note About Xe

By Laurel Sutton

May 14, 2009

There was more discussion about Xe on the American Name Society list recently, and Julie Winn made the following observation:

Xe means “10th” in French, like the tenth arrondissement of Paris. That is actually quite a common way to refer to it. The French pronounce Xe “dixième” — it’s usual to use Roman numerals for the arrondissements for some reason.

Dumb!

I completely agree. Linguistic analysis on Xe = FAIL.

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