Current events have us wearing our hearts on our former façades... and it's a good thing, n'est-ce pas? haut les coeurs (oh lay ker) : lift up your spirit, take heart, be brave! have courage! Thank you, Carolyn Foote Edelmann, for today's French expression: Carolyn writes, in response to Monday's seisme post: Small thought - watching their... Read more →


"Jules & Frida." À la recherche du temps perdu : in search of lost time; remembrance of things past* *One of the English translations to Proust's famous "A la recherche du temps perdu". Have you read it? Pick up a copy, here. .. A Day in a Mexican Life... by Kristin Espinasse In Search of Lost Time... Read more →


One of these locals taught me a funny expression when, at a local café, she sent back her fried eggs, complaining they were cold as a dead man's butt! So I promised Lulu (left) that today's not-so-French expression would be in her honor... aussi froid que le cul d'un mort* (oh si fwah keuh leuh kul dun... Read more →


"Moto Mama." I should have posted this photo a long time ago. More shouldas in the following ramble, below, and an update on the next French Word-A-Day meetup in Phoenix. Read on! . PHOENIX MEET-UP: See info at the end of this post! Scroll down for directions to our next meet-up! A Day in a Mexican Life..... Read more →


One sassy sanglier says, "Swine Flu! What's to you?" Tell us your opinion in today's debate, below. la grippe porcine (lah greep pohr-seen) noun, feminine : swine flu AKA: la grippe Mexicaine Audio File: listen to my daughter pronounce the French words la grippe porcine Download Wav File . or Download mp3 * * * Swine Flu... Read more →