One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
So much the worse; the situation is regrettable but now beyond retrieval.‘if that was the route to his success, tant pis’
- ‘Tant mieux, toujours, Monsieur, said he, when there is anything to be got - tant pis, when there is nothing.’
- ‘Meanwhile, tant pis is wholly appropriate for the Palestinians in Gaza.’
- ‘Truly, tant pis is one of those sayings that must have really meant something in old French but that's really hard to translate in modern French.’
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