Thursday, July 25, 2013

yeah, but..

Many words sound nicer in French. La Poubelle,  for example,is the trash can. Nicer.

Hearing a French truck emptying la poubelle at 7AM, though.... Not so magical.

4 comments:

Joanne G-S said...

Sometimes, it's even earlier. And some other times, while you're having dinner outside at the restaurant. Very nice.

Cerulean Bill said...

Sweaty french guys manhandling trash cans while you try to eat, not cool? So hard to believe...(g)

Vajra said...

I once read that "cellar door" sounds beautiful to French speakers.

Cerulean Bill said...

I'd heard that as well. I should ask one of them sometime. But as a further example of the magic of French, rez de chaussee sounds mysterious and vaguely exotic to me, whereas what it actually means is 'ground floor'.