- Feb 11, 2007
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Dude, your own references prove my point. Je ne sais quoi means to exude an extra “something” that is pleasant and nice, maybe a bit mysterious, but which is hard to put your finger on. It has nothing to do with being humorous or even amusing, which are for more tangible and specific qualities. Like I said, an awkward usage. And now I see why.You're as wrong about language as you are flatware. If I were writing it without the phrase, I might have said, "I do like the GE bit. It gave it an amusing/humorous flair."
something (such as an appealing quality) that cannot be adequately described or expressed… See the full definitionwww.merriam-webster.com
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