Claire Lerognon

Posts by Claire Lerognon

When Pigs Fly

Can wine boost your French? Yes, and before you even drink it! One condition applies though, it must be French.

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Albertine

Any idea who — or what — Albertine could be?

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Je vois la vie en Vosges

There’s not much pink in the Vosges Mountains, but Piaf would have agreed on the region’s slogan. Life looks wonderful through Vosges-colored glasses.

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Dictée

The elaborate striped “thing” left of Valérie must be the pomme she looks so happy to eat.

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Il a neigé by Maurice Carême

A poem that still comes to mind on snowy days. I was seven and a blond little girl when I recited it for the first time, swinging from one foot to the other in my mother’s class.

Les Nuls, or humor at its most French

Un nul is someone who sucks. Well, les Nuls and their spoof ads made France laugh and ask for more in the late ’80s.

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