Mistakable French: Faux Amis and Key Words by P Thody buy used Used & Rare price $6.92 new from$3.99 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Publisher: Hippocrene Books Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0781806496 ISBN - 13:9780781806497 Seller Comments: Moderate warping; spine okay. ACCEPTABLE with noted wear to cover and pages. Binding intact. May contain highlighting, inscriptions or notations. We offer a no-hassle guarantee on all our items. Orders generally ship by the next business day. Default Text. From the Publisher This book is a dictionary and guide to 1,000 words which look alike in French and English but are "faux amis" -- false friends indeed. Thus the French word "colon" means a colonial settler, "patron" can be a pattern (as for a dress) or an employer, while "defiance" means distrust, "une bombe" can mean art insect spray or also an elaborate dessert! And "impotent" is not necessarily sexually impotent, which in French is impuissant, but seriously crippled. The individual entries also provide the wide social and cultural context within which the words are used in French. This book is very instructive as well as great fun.