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 Post subject: Petty
PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:46 pm 
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Old fashioned WC.


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 Post subject: Re: Petty
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:46 am 
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Really!
Wonder where petty sessions comes from? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Petty
PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 2:41 pm 
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I've always assumed that petty is usually from the French "petit" and that Petty Sessions are lower-level courts than Assizes (which I assume comes from French "assis", though I don't know who sat down and who didn't!). There's a street in London called Petty France (Little France) where I guess there was a number of French families or businesses at some time. Petty cash = small change, petticoat = small gown, and so on.

But I may be wrong

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