I have a friend who always says to me,,,,Au revoir mon petite chou, which is rather funny as Iâ€™m quite fat.
I would have left "le chou en question" somewhere along a Sicilian or an Italian field and it would have carried on with its rotting process without upsetting anyone.
"And your mom would like to keep the cabbage ..." he explained, referring to the 7-day-old chou (one of the many garden gifts from our landlord, and while it was easy to know how to prepare the eggplants â€” as for that smelly chou ... what to do, what to do?).
Or perhaps badly translated mandarin? chou ni ma di bei hui dan!
So, there you are, "chouette" is not a little cabbage, therefore, it's not a diminutive of the word "chou".