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Hexagon

Do you know that…

Do you know that… the unofficial national flowers of France are blue, white and red. They are: the cornflower, daisy and poppy – le bleuet, ...

Why is it called? Part 4: Clothing Etymology

Why is it called…? Part 4: Clothing Etymology Have you ever asked yourself why something is called by a particular name? Why are bérets called that? ...
Franglais

Hints and Hindsights: Franglais or Linguistic Stockholm Syndrome

Hints for Newcomers – Hindsights for Old-Timers Franglais or Linguistic Stockholm Syndrome by Shari Leslie Segall Did I just say that? Did I? Wow! Our ...
understand France

Hogtied in the Hexagon? part 3 of 3

Hogtied in the Hexagon? Part 3 Our choice of 15 Books to help you better understand France. part 1 of this article part 2 of this article First of all ...
Ma Langue au chat

Ma langue au chat, Tortures et délices d’un anglophone à Paris

An interview with Denis Hirson professor of English and author of the recent book Ma langue au chat, Tortures et délices d’un anglophone à Paris ...

Valentine’s Day – When Cupid’s bow is fired…

Valentine’s Day – When Cupid’s bow is fired… As far back as the early fourth century B.C., the Romans had celebrated an annual rite of ...
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