Why: I just now got the "point blank" part of Grosse Point Blank. Apparently it is a triple entendre: the main character's name is Martin Blank.
Answer: It's nothing! The term double entendre comes from French:
- double = "double"
- entendre = "to mean," "to understand"
Modern French has to such phrases as:
- double sens = "double meaning"
- double entente = double or equivocal meaning; a play on words
- sous-entendre (verb) or sous-entendu (name) = "under meaning," as with a hidden meaning under the primary meaning
The More You Know: I was going to blog "Who wrote Grosse Point Blank?" because it is a pretty good script, but the answer was boring. Tom Jankiewicz was a one-hit wonder.