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.
January 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm //
My two favorite types of posts on your blog. Ones about swimming and ones about tiny apartments. I don’t know why :)
January 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm //
Probably because they’re two of the easiest subjects for me to write about + I love.
January 23, 2013 at 4:19 am //
this is so idiosyncratic, goofy, fun and fabulous! great illustration and charming fact!
January 23, 2013 at 9:58 am //
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.