FRENCH LESSONS: une planche

There are not many words in any language that can apply to the swimming pool + food at the same time, but in French, anything is possible! The day that I discovered that a kickboard and a meat/cheese plate served on a board both go by une planche, I had to smile. I suppose it’s one of those cases where the two wouldn’t get confused too easily. I just know I for one would be highly amused to see some saucisson [sausage] + fromage [cheese] served on a kickboard!

For more of my Paris swimming pool tales click here + here! Speaking of la piscine you should also be aware of le pediluve + un bronzage cycliste.

 

French Lessons is an ongoing series where I teach you French words and cultural lessons while beefing up my Illustrator skills.

4 comments

  • My two favorite types of posts on your blog. Ones about swimming and ones about tiny apartments. I don’t know why :)

    • I was pretty entertained working on it. Kept laughing at my screen and I’m sure people in the cafe were giving me crazy looks.