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Archive for July, 2018

La Bannière Étoilée – Celebrating The Fourth Of July In French Posted by on Jul 4, 2018

Today is le 4 juillet, je Jour de l’Independance, la fête nationale des État-Unis (the fourth of July, Independence Day, the National Day of the United States). We – and by that I mean les Américains – may not be able to cheer for notre équipe de foot (our soccer team) at la Coupe du…

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French Music: Guy Béart’s “L’Eau vive” Posted by on Jul 2, 2018

Recently, my house has been afflicted by un ver d’oreille. The literally definition of this term is an “earworm.” But, don’t worry—this post isn’t about those nasty little insects. Rather, in French, un ver d’oreille is a catchy tune that you just can’t get out of your head. It began with my mother-in-law (ma belle mère) singing a song…

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