French 01 Nov 2015


So today’s French Swadesh was kinda normal with not a lot of surprises, except for the dude in SCUBA gear sitting at a desk signing papers for 144 couler (to flow), and the three cartoon couples having energetic sex for 180 chaud (hot). This would be as good enough time as any to let me express my irrational distaste for the round-headed cartoon clip-art guy who features in such images as 134 tirer (to pull) and 135 pousser (to push). The drawings are relatively competent, as they manage to exhibit a good eye for body posture and general feel, but for some reason they annoy me no end.