Touche

This word, touché, has nothing to do with the verb touch. It comes from French and it is used by the fencer(in the sport of fencing) to acknowledge a hit.

Metaphorically, it is used to acknowledge that a witty remark of the other person was a spot-on, i.e. it was a great counterpoint and they are rendered speechless.

A: I have never forget anything!

B: Did you already forget how you forgot your keys yesterday?

A: Oh, yeah. Touché.

This video is a great example of wrong use of touché.

Mind the pronunciation of touché, too.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Advanced English (pokročilí), Funny (vtipné), Intermediate (středně pokročilí), Video, Vocabulary (slovíčka)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s