This one says a lot about the French, their language and their attitudes toward one another.
While not an insult on its own, one word is often used to add injury to insult. 431 more words
The Vide Grenier (car boot sale) season is just beginning in France now…..quite often there will be food served at Vide Greniers, this one on Easter Monday consisted of a starter of tomatoes and potatoes and cold meats, Confit de Canard, sauté potatoes, bread, a profiterole and wine, all served up on the latest airline trays which seem to be de rigeur…
It’s grey out and I can hear the soft whisper of rain outside in the street. I put powdered chocolate in my coffee today. As I type, the space bar keeps sticking, so I’m having to touch type and watch the screen carefully to keep my words from running together…And as I do, I realize that my fingers have finally intuitively learned the French keyboard, which is laid out differently than the QWERTY keyboard back in the States. 1,878 more words
there has been a brisk response, sometimes derisory, to the recent announcement that France has banned work e-mails after six p.m. it’s not strictly true, actually, as it only applies to ‘forfait jour,’ or temporary contract workers, but it certainly got the rest of the world thinking about the French attitude to the working week, especially as it came on the heels of what may be just about the most offensive Cadillac advert ever. 700 more words