Talk:double entendre

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double entendre[edit]

Rfv-sense: plural. —RuakhTALK 16:55, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Please take a look at the cites. DCDuring TALK 20:02, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
They look sound, especially the latter two; thanks. In your opinion, is "double entendre" in standard plural use? —RuakhTALK 20:43, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
I am not convinced by the citations. The first one is using the word as a word (as one might say "the kind of joke usually labelled pun"), and I believe the other two are using it as a mass noun. Equinox 21:49, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm not at all certain, but the cites shown are all I could find at b.g.c. It certainly seems non-standard, not terribly common, and possibly interpretable as a mass noun per Equinox. DCDuring TALK 22:57, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Alternative explanation: there have been three writers (so far) who did not know the plural of "double entendre". --Hekaheka 04:46, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

RFV passed, kept as nonstandard. Thanks, DCDuring. —RuakhTALK 20:59, 18 May 2009 (UTC)


I heard the example as, "A woman walks into a bar and asks for a double entendre, so the barman gives her one". Not sure if the expression "give her one" is more of a British term, but to me this version is funnier.