Re: [tied] Drip

From: Napoleon Savescu
Message: 44282
Date: 2006-04-18

French pisser ('le moteur pisse l'huile', says my French dictionary)
and the corresponding words in Germanic, which, because of *p-, must
be at least Nordwestblock.
French pisser (the same as Romanian a pisa) = English to piss (via Anglo-Norman French); all these come from late and popular Latin *pissiare.
Pisser l'huile est une vieille metaphore populaire, retenue au niveau scientifique de la langue francaise, mes cheris!
A bientot,