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Liberty and my French friends grieve for us !

My French friends seem almost as upset as we are at the idea that Trump could – will! – be the President of the United States. That somehow calms me, knowing we have their support. Here are some of them: … Continue reading

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Chapeau! = Bravo, Mark!

Michel says: October 2, 2016 at 10:32 am On a besoin de chapeaux chics. Susan réagit: Michel demande des chapeaux chics. Alors, Mark voyage à Paris pour nous les acheter. Et nous voilà !   Chapeau !

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A new French trendy adjective

A new word is trending in France: ‘bisounours.’ The first few times I heard it, I couldn’t imagine what it could mean and wasn’t sure I’d heard correctly. Eventually, I looked it up under a spelling I imagined and found it as a … Continue reading

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They caught the last terrorist!

Ils l’ont eu  vivant – finally! We won’t have to wait any longer for that shoe to drop. Some tension will be lessened. But there are so many other shoes around the world! (This refers to Salah Abdeslam, the final … Continue reading

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Spelling Changes – Helping or Harming?

The French are arguing again, 26 years later, over recommended spelling changes to their language. I remember agonizing over them when I was working on French textbooks at a publishing company back then. We ended up not changing our spelling, … Continue reading

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Fête de Noël honors the French spirit

A bunch of devoted and talented francophiles gathered last night for Susan’s annual Fête de Noël. Current and former students, nous avons bavardé en français, grignoté des mets délicieux, et fini par chanter des chansons de Noël en français. En … Continue reading

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Comment 2 on les élections régionales

Michèle Lacoste also comments from Paris on Etienne’s text. Tomorrow is the election! “Le texte de Stephen Roop sur les élections régionales françaises m’a étonnée par le sérieux de l’information dont il fait preuve et par sa finesse d’interprétation. Il saisit bien … Continue reading

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Comment on French regional elections

MMD writes from Paris (while providing a good translation of ‘rabbit caught in the headlights’, commenting on a post by Stephen Roop): Comment: Bravo pour l’article de Stephen “Etienne” Roop sur les élections régionales de dimanche prochain, il se révèle un fin … Continue reading

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“They might have guns but we have flowers”

Regardez cette vidéo sur YouTube: The little boy is so articulate. His love and trust in his father is so moving. His father is so patient and determined to teach Peace. How can we not reverberate to the difficulty of … Continue reading

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Support for Paris in Massachusetts!

Support for Paris in Massachusetts – Back Bay and Lincoln! These are only 2 that have come to my limited attention. I’m sure there are many more out there.  

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