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I’m Going to BlogHer in Chicago

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I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to write a post in so tired a state – so completely devoid of words. And yet here I am feeling like I should say something. Anything! Ever felt like that? There. I

Posted in Family, France, French Words, La Famille (The Family), La Femme (The Lady), The Lady, Vocabulary

Fais Gaffe!

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Everybody knows the expression to make a gaffe – to make a mistake. This word is also used in French with the same meaning. So you can imagine my confusion when I first started hearing the expression – “J’ai pas

Posted in France, French Words, Les Français (The Frenchies), Tout le Reste (Everything else), Vocabulary

Expression Primitive

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My mother-in-law has been taking dance classes called “expression primitive” for years now, which is a sort of natural freedom animal-y movement, accompanied by a tambourine and the occasional grunt. Her passion for this class has always been met with

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Gulliver’s Giants

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You know how it is when you give birth to an innocent dewdrop of a baby, and everyone else’s kids suddenly become gargantuan monstrosities that revile and disgust no less than the giants in Gulliver’s Travels? Well, my sister came

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La Poussette

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The French word of the day is pousser. It’s pronounced poo-say and it means “to push.” It also means” to grow” (as in plants), and it also means “to grow up” – as in – what kids do. A related

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Le Dressage

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To “train the dog” is “dresser (dress-ay) le chien” in French. And it’s a long, long (unlooked-for) process to have a nice obedient dog that is dressé. You have this cuteness and this. And then you have this. Christmas takes on

Posted in Family, France, French Words, La Famille (The Family), Les Français (The Frenchies), The Dog, Tout le Reste (Everything else), Vocabulary

A Christmas Carol

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We had our church Christmas service this morning because we’ll be meeting in house church for the next two Sundays, with half the church away for the holidays. We meet in a hotel so there’s none of the solemn stained-glass

Posted in France, French Words, La Famille (The Family), Les Français (The Frenchies), Tout le Reste (Everything else), Vocabulary

A Comedy of Errors

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Oh my word, les choses bougent! which means something like – life is crazy these days (and is pronounced lay shoze booge).  It feels like a regular comedy of errors.  Young Knight has had one gorgeous soccer practice, one practice

Posted in Family, France, French Words, La Famille (The Family), La Femme (The Lady), Tout le Reste (Everything else), Vocabulary

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