Quick Fact #443 June 8, 2013 Noreen Share the Knowledge! Enjoy this article? Join over 50,000 Subscribers getting our FREE Daily Knowledge and Weekly Wrap newsletters: Subscribe Me To: Daily Knowledge | Weekly Wrap Quick Facts
“Teton” is actually the exact french translation for tit, a kind of less-mature word for breasts. It comes from the verb “Tèter” which is the act of sucking liquid out of something, like breastmilk.
Also, “I like motorboating in the Grand Teton” totally makes sense.
“Téton” means “nipple”, and only means “tit” via metonymy. (source: I’m French)
My bad, I meant ‘synecdoche’.