Comments: Comment allez-vous?

Originally "comment allez-vous?" was a shortened and polite way to ask "how do you go to the toilet?" The phrase was a polite way to enquire as to someone's health. Apparently many of Louis XIV's courtiers had digestive problems due to overeating. And how do you do?

Posted by Lorinne at May 11, 2006 09:57 PM

I do all right.

Posted by Orange at May 14, 2006 08:28 PM
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