A kind of perversity seems to pervade many of the words which we have borrowed from the French. Thus curate (French vicaire); Vicar (French curé).
Encore (French bis).
Epergne (French surtout); Surtout (French pardessus). Screw (French vis), whereas the French écrou we call a nut; and our vice is étau in French. Some still say à l'outrance (French à outrance).
We say double entendre, the French à deux ententes.
The reader will easily call to mind other examples.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894