Edgar DegasBallet at the Paris Opéra

I have a little ballerina in my family…and also a Fancy Nancy fan. So when she got her hands on Fancy Nancy: Too Many Tutus, you may be able to imagine the results–she had to go through her entire closet and pick out every dress, shirt, and skirt with a tutu in it, and schedule her entire week’s clothing choices accordingly.

It’s a funny word though, and one I’ve often wondered about but never looked up. So here I am, looking it up. =)

Tutu comes from the French word, which is no big surprise, as most ballet terminology does. What I had no clue about is that it’s a variation of cucu…which is baby talk! Who knew, right? Cucu is “intantile repetitiveness” of cul, which means “bottom or backside.”

And I’m sure my daughter won’t give a hoot, LOL. But a bit of fun trivia to begin your week. =)

Xoe (on the right) with her best-ballet-friend

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