Monday, November 22, 2010

Word I Love: Porte-cochère

There are certain words that I love to say. Some words just sound good rolling off your tongue.  Sometimes I like to feel smart incorporating them into a sentence because people will give you a quizzical look like, "Huh?" when you use it.  This is one of those words:

Porte-cochère (pronounced port co-SHARE)

From French, literally "coach gate", also called a "carriage porch" is the architectural term for a porch or portico-like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building, through which it is possible for a horse and carriage or motor vehicle to pass, in order for the occupants to alight under cover, protected from the weather.


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