|The ineffable Charles de Gaulle.|
Why? With each turn of the the corkscrew its two levers rise symmetrically like two arms spreading up and out in the typical Charles de Gaulle victory gesture.
Pushing the upright levers downward lifts the cork out. Oh no, another one of those...
rendre l'âme: to render one's soul to his maker; in the case of an inanimate object, to quit working; to give up the ghost
un tire-bouchon: a corkscrew
un bouchon: a cork
un levier: a lever
Text & photos with the exception of Charles de Gaulle ©2011 P.B. Lecron