10 things that prove Sarkozy hates being French. #1: He jogs…
(In French. Original English version behind a paywall on the Times UK.)
US zoo flies in a French male koala named Bulkee (quoi ?) to mate with its females. More at msnbc.msn.com.
Le monokini, c’est fini ? Evidently more French women are leaving their tops on at the beach these days… Read the rest at time.com.
Meryl Streep to play Julia Child in the foodie femme film “Julie and Julia” by Nora Ephron. Looks yummy! Read more at hollywoodreporter.com.
I walk into the emergency room, wait ten minutes to speak to the woman at the “accueil” (or welcome desk). She takes my info for five minutes, then sends me to the cashier to pay in advance for my emergency room visit. I got to the cashier and explain that my American insurance is requiring a detailed break down of the costs, including how much for each aspect of the treatment (the doctor’s fees, the medicines, etc), or they won’t reimburse me. The woman behind the counter tells me all they have is the charge on the bill, 23 euros.
Tourist emergency as handled by the French. Americans, a must read! Read the whole story on americablog.com.
Fun, quirky, charming chansons françaises. We adore Plastoc (slang for “condom”), about a newly single guy’s… challenges when he gets back into the groove. Click 45 tours for some featured songs in French. Huge fun to play with, some great songs for French students. VincentKnobil.com
They truck in tons of sand and create a resort in the middle of Paris every year! ‘Beach” volleyball and everything. Download a nice one-page PDF guide to Paris-Plages ‘09 features and events. Good for visitors, residents, or classroom.
Living in the lap of luxury? In French that’s péter dans la soie. More “exotic” expressions from around the world in I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World.
Napoleon makes an appearance in a Japanese rice paddy! Creative planting imitates famous painting. Via BoingBoing.
Does this bad French translation “gene” you ? We thought it was rigolo. Via EngrishFunny.
The most expensive hotel room in the world is in France! In Cannes, to be precise…