29 juin 2011

Of boobs, bagpipes and bockers

No self-respecting French home bookshelf is complete without a copy of the French language dictionary, Le Petit Robert. Every year it is brought up to date and this year’s crop of new words includes “cougars”, “e-learning”, “tweets” and ……..”vuvuzelas”. Which is enough to make poor Alain howl with despair. Indeed, in 2010 during the World Cup in South Africa, our blogger went to great lengths to demonstrate once and for all and unequivocally the superior merits of the bagpipes (photo Joannick BRIAND) over the vuvuzela. He is... [Lire la suite]