Wednesday, September 25, 2013

KEEP ON TRUCKIN'

Beau comme un camion

This brand-new garbage collection truck in Valetta, the capital city of Malta, has to be the most handsome of its kind in the world. Valletta, or as the French call it, La Valette, was named for its French founder, Jean Parisot de La Valette (1494-1568). 

An awestruck onlooker was left bouche bée.


Vocabulary
un camion:  a truck or lorry
un camion poubelle:  a garbage truck
bée: gaping
bouche bée:  open-mouthed

Expression
beau comme un camion: handsome as a truck, literally; pretty as a picture, figuratively

©2013 P.B. Lecron

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