Monthly Archives: January 2013

The French have a different word for everything

The title of the post is taken from a 1978 Steve Martin stand up comedy routine on the Wild And Crazy Guy album.  This, and Martin’s first album, Let’s Get Small, are highly recommended if you are of a certain age or temperament, although beware of going to back to past and spoiling it by paving over the old memory.

I found this language observation funny then and happily it’s still funny to me now.  What’s better is that Martin goes on to observe that when you are here visiting and want to speak to someone and don’t speak French, then Continue Reading