Monday, May 6, 2013


Famous French cat Pompon--and backseat driver--keeps an eye on traffic coming from the right.

Upon complaining about all of the unmarked intersections in France and the priority to the right rule, I was countered by two Frenchmen who claimed that the driving system was très logique...that the rule keeps drivers vigilant about what is to their right. I take this to mean the direction from which a car would most likely be hit in a collision. Of course.

la priorité à droite:  priority to the right
la pédale de frein:  the brake pedal
ralentir:  to slow down
un donneur de leçons:  a backseat driver, literally a giver of lessons
tirer les ficelles:  to be a backseat driver (to give unwanted advice); literally to pull the strings

©2013 P.B. Lecron

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