Monday, 18 September 2006

Car-free Sunday, H-free Monday

I wish I had been quick enough to take a photo yesterday of the line-up I saw at a red light on Rond-point Schuman, consisting of a guy on horseback, half-a-dozen cyclists, and a skateboarder... but I wasn't, so this will have to do.
Of course the reason for this error is that "th" in French is pronounced "t", as in Thomas, so they think the h is redundant. Hence, also, "tongs" for what in English are called thongs or flip-flops (or, to me, chappals); not to be confused with an item of underwear, for which the French, strangely enough, is "le string"!!


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