Linda Phillips Ashour

Posts by Linda Phillips Ashour

Pepé je peux

Now that Claire has patiently corrected one of my spelling errors pour la énième fois, I’ve decided to take the bull by the horns. Or the skunk by the tail. How is it that I always opt for je peut instead of je peux?

salades politiques

Dans le brouillard 1: salades politiques

Just when I was wondering whether food was a hot topic during round one of the recent French elections, along came Stéphane Bern, an animateur at France 2, with an answer.

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Faute grave 3: Out of the Closet

Oups. I promised more on spelling mistakes way back in September. Hope you’ll agree that this edition of Envoyé spécial called Le Prix des Fautes was worth the wait.

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To Tu or Not to Tu

How thrilling that our work received a mention in T’enseignes-tu! I’m completely emballée with this website. The banner currently displayed is a great place to jump in if you’re a first time visitor.

Escape Artists

Anna Gavalda is far too modest when she states her intention on the back of the 2009 edition of L’Échappée belle, a joy-filled novel about three siblings who make a break for it at a wedding, running off to reconnect with their brother Vincent and their shared childhood:

À mourir de rire

Merci to Jacques D., our guest blogger this week, for alerting us to Paul Taylor and his “comical and over the top description and implicit commentary of certain ways the French behave.”

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