All Blog Posts Tagged 'double-entente' (2)


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French kissing: la langue française.

Les Français adorent s’amuser des gaffes que font…

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Added by Julia Frey on May 3, 2010 at 4:30pm — 12 Comments


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Amuse-Bouche No. 11: Double-Talk. What’s a foreigner to do when a French word can mean so many things?

Amuse-Bouche No. 11: Double-Talk



by Julia Frey



What’s a foreigner to do when a French word can mean so many things?



Sarah suggested lunch at L’Enfance du Lard. “C’est un resto médiocre, mais j’aime son nom” (Not a great restaurant, but I love the name). The French, ever champions of la nuance (subtlety), paradoxically love puns, particularly horrible puns for business names. L’Enfance du Lard (literally, “the childhood of bacon”) is a… Continue

Added by Julia Frey on August 2, 2009 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

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