Tuesday, October 16, 2012


The temptation to use today's title was too great; plus I'm sure French learners will be delighted to spike their conversation with the lively but benign expression of surprise or admiration,  "La vache!"

The winged bull representing Saint Luke and symbolizing all at the same time spiritual force, tranquility and sacrifice, is posed on the parvis of the Basilique Saint-Epvre, Nancy.

La vache:  Holy cow! Gee!
C'est vache:  It's mean.
Il est vache:  He's mean.

une vache: a cow
vache:  (slang adjective) nasty, mean
un parvis:  a square in front of a church

©2012 P.B. Lecron

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