Sunday, 24 August 2014

There are many...

Things that sound much better in French, in our opinion, that is. This offer photographed in Lidl recently is an example.


Assiettes en plastique sounds much better than plastic plates...

One of my other favourites is 'tout à l'égout' which has got to be better than 'main drain' !!! One of Elizabeth's favourites is 'poubelle' .... much nicer than dustbin! And what about 'dechetterie'?? Better than 'tip' anyday! The list goes on...

The English television commentator during the Yorkshire stages of La Tour also thought so and quoted many examples from the French titles shown on the screen.

Please feel free to add your own favourite in the comments...



1 comment:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I can only think of grippe porcine or swine flu off hand, not sure if either sounds very good! I agree all the words you have come up with are a great improvement to the English. Have a good week Diane