Foreign Affairs

English words mistakenly believed to come from foreign words and phrases.

Many English words were borrowed from other languages, and many more are commonly (but wrongly) believed to have been adapted from foreign words or phrases. Here were offer a selection of homegrown "foreign" words.

Red bullet The expression "hoity-toity" comes from the French words haut toit, meaning "high roof."

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