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7 French something’s that are not so French!

“When in doubt attribute quotes to Mark Twain”, so said Mark Twain. So believable, right? Yet, rest assured he never said it and it is entirely untrue.

“When in doubt attribute quotes to Mark Twain”, so said Mark Twain. So believable, right? Yet, rest assured he never said it and it is entirely untrue.

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The best ways to learn French?…We give you three

André Gide said “Que l’on parle bien quand on parle dans le désert!”…Wondering if this is French?

It sure is French! The above quote literally means “We are so eloquent, when we talk in the desert!” French is a beautiful language not because of fancy pronunciations of its words, but because of the people that speak it! When...

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Stereotypically French!…Not our type!

“I am a rare species, not a stereotype.” said Ivan Coyote. Hearing about French stereotypes, one tends to wonder…true or faux?

Stereotypes! What would we do without them? There is the negative connotation to it - 'The tried and tested', 'The hackneyed', 'The clichés' et all. Social psychology would agree to the case being- you see, you generalize, and...

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Leading the world to a change the French way!

Yellow chequer…and the French take the trophy for these inventions!

The French have touched our lives in many ways and in many areas – the way we live, work and play. Knowingly or unknowingly they are a part of our lives. Here’s to acknowledging the most influential inventions, courtesy à la...

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