Dear Miss Snark,sui generis
I can’t get this whole “genre” thing straight in my mind. I know “genri” is a general truth or law, “genial” is warm and cheerful, “gentle” is soft and subdued, “genual” is the knee, a “genie” lives in a bottle, a “Gentile” is anybody not Jewish, a “gendarme” is a French cop, and a “general” is an officer in the army.
I’m sure you’ll agree that’s all very straightforward stuff. But here’s where my brain gets twisted in a knot. I just finished reading a book about a non-Jewish French cop dating a warm and cheery Jewish senior army officer, with the understanding that religious law precluded their marrying, and when they walked on the beach one day they knelt to pick up a bottle, and a soft and subdued supernatural creature popped out.
Does this book fall into the Gentile gendarme genial general genri genual gentle genie genre?