Saturday, August 24, 2013


Beau comme un melon.
This expression, lovely or handsome as a melon (as the case may be), means superbe. These melons waiting for thumpers and takers were at the public market in Uz├Ęs, a beautiful city in the south of France. A more biting French expression: "Le mariage est comme le melon; c'est une question de chance." Marriage is like melons, a question of luck. Or worse and cornier still, "Les hommes sont comme les melons, sur dix il y en a un de bon." Men are like melons, one out of ten of them is good.

©2013 P.B. Lecron

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