tuesday things | words are fun

Welcome to the “new” blog! Content on What the French should be fairly similar to what it’s always been – travel, food, wine, life – but I do hope to introduce a new guest blogger soon, so get ready!

I had such a case of the Mondays yesterday that I got a milkshake and two cookies. C’est la vie? I’m hoping the rest of the week is more like this instead!

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sparkly!

One of my goals this year was to read at least one book each month, and so far I’ve been keeping up (review post to come … eventually). I shared this article on Facebook yesterday and must say that I completely agree!

And even if all those benefits aren’t real, why wouldn’t you want to delve into a world where these words are the norm?

Another goal for this year was to learn, so I am trying to listen to Coffee Break French and incorporate into posts like I used to – mostly because that would mean that I still grasp a bit of the language and all I’ve ever wanted was to actually be French. Maybe I should start with these phrases!

Don’t you think Shakespeare is like a love language itself? I love these Shakespearean terms of endearment! Many are based on animals and then others seem random. Funny how words can hold such a different meaning hundreds of years later.

Speaking of time, have you ever wondered what to call the first decade of a century?

Translation to French

flowers in nice

As soon as I got into the car I burst into tears. When my mom asked what was wrong, I told her that I couldn’t wait to get married … so I could change my last name. That day a fellow first-grade girl baahed at me while we were cleaning up the classroom (because my last name is Lamb). I’m sure she meant to harm, but to this day I am still scarred. Continue reading