De-texting in France

First it was the horror of data roaming charges that stopped me texting home.


Bah non

Then the time difference set in – when I am free to text, my friends and family are often asleep or busy.

And now? Well, now it’s a French conspiracy to cure me of my texting addiction altogether.

There are 65.7 million people living in this country and not one of them wants to text me.

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How Yoda can help your French


The topsy-turvy way many French sentences are structured is a major handbrake for lazy learners like me.

For instance, you can say: “I gave the light sabre to Chewbacca,”  [J’ai donné le lightsaber à Chewbacca]  but it’s much cooler to say “I it to him gave,” [Je le lui ai donné ].

If you complain that Chewbacca won’t give it back to you, you have to do it Yoda-style: “He to me it give back will not,” [Il ne me le redonne pas].

Now you are speaking French.

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