Vox populi*

Alea iata est**: last week, on the 23rd of June (etymologically the month of juniores, young men, or maybe of Juno, goddess of the Roman empire), 52% of the Brits voted (from latin votum, wish), via (via, road) a referendum, to leave Europe. A word has even been created in order to name the British exit: the, so Latin, Brexit. Although English […]

Football

      Football related word search.   Word list: ARBITRE: REFEREE BALLON: FOOTBALL BUT: GOAL CARTON: CARD JAUNE: YELLOW ; ROUGE: RED CHAMPIONS: CHAMPIONS CORNER : CORNER COUPE: CUP CRAMPONS: STUDS EQUIPE : TEAM FINALE: FINAL GARDIEN: GOAL KEEPER GRADINS: TIERS JOUEURS: PLAYERS GAGNANTS: WINNERS; PERDANTS: LOOSERS MAILLOT: SHIRT MATCH: MATCH PENALTY: PENALTY SCORE: SCORE SHORT: SHORT […]

Foot, ballon, but et score!

The kick start of the Euro football tournament has been given, flags and buntings are out and big screens promise great evenings in pubs all over the country. Children might even learn a bit more about geography whilst exchanging football cards from different european countries, and they might even be allowed to stay up later some […]

Simple comme bonjour

Greeting someone in French is not very difficult. One has two alternatives according to the time of the day: BONJOUR (literally good day!), for the morning and afternoon. Mind the pronunciation of the nasal vowel ‘on’ in bonjour which is different to ‘onne’ as in bonne journée! (have a nice day!). Listen: BONSOIR for the evening. There […]

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