Monthly Archives: June 2011

DSK in Jail

Après la DS 3 Après la DS 4 et la DS 5 Bientôt la “DS – K” en TÔLE… The Café du Commerce posted this French pun. “En tôle” sounds exactly like “en taule,” which means “in prison.” 🙂

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Speaking French Doubles Bradley Cooper’s Sex Appeal !

Speaking French just doubled Bradley Cooper’s sex appeal. A youtube video of him being interviewed in French on French TV got over 2 million hits in its first 3 days and is still going! Ooh là là! You too can … Continue reading

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Didn’t We All Intuit This ?

Didn’t we all intuit that learning – and knowing! – a second language helped the brain? Well, here’s an article reporting a York University study that shows that bilingualism staves off Altzheimers. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/science/31conversation.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha210

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Christopher Hitchens’ take on the DSK Scandal

Christopher Hitchens wrote an article on the topic for Slate on May 18, 2011. You can check it out on http://www.slate.com/id/2294965/. The following three extracts will give you an idea of it. Why is it that we cannot read any … Continue reading

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DSK, LA FEMME DE CHAMBRE, ET LE CONTRASTE CULTUREL FRANCO-AMÉRICAIN

Bernard Bichakjian, retired professor from the University of Neimegen,  has lived in both France and the States. He exposes the different perspectives the French and the Americans have of the DSK affair. Where is the line between transparency and privacy? … Continue reading

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