Funny? You Should Ask
It works on so many levels, including making the conquer-monkeys actually read some French. I never read the Sunday comics, so thanks for the heads-up last ... et j'adore le comic de Dimanche hier. Quand je pense de la France, je pense de le Statue de ...
The other Paris
It was a success with the French establishment, earning glowing reviews in Le Journal du Dimanche and French ... whose very title is a play on words easily lost in translation. “Kif-kif” is Arabic slang that means, more or less, “same old, same ...
How we got the names of the days of the week
The romance languages in Europe literally have different names – a different concept – of each day of the week than we do. And I don’t mean ... s day: dimanche, domingo, domenica. Monday, we all share. Moon’s Day is the same in French (lundi ...
President Sarkozy, one year on
According to a poll published Monday by the left-leaning daily Liberation, 59% of the French see this first year as a failure. The day before, a poll in the Sunday paper The Journal du dimanche announced ... steering clear of the word “austerity ...
The Good, the Bad, and Serge Gainsbourg
My mood is not improved by accidentally listening to a few tracks of wretched cover band, The Serge Gainsbourg Experience. I hate Ian. Ian: Ah, the French ... mean one thing: there’s still hope for Honey Boo Boo. Ian: Only one more day. I can do this.