Monday, January 30, 2012

English is Partout (Everywhere)

When you teach English, you don't have to look far for examples of the language in your students' everyday lives...

Here's a question for my French readers: Do most French people get the irony of naming a sugar "Daddy?" Because a sugar daddy, according to is, "a wealthy, middle-aged man who spends freely on a young woman in return for her companionship or intimacy." This is a major brand of sugar here.

"Ton Ton" Ben is a well-known guy throughout France and graces many dinner tables with his varied rice dishes... 

The same could be said about French bathrooms and Head and Shoulders... Except that we also get a lesson in Dutch: voor normaal haar... For normal hair. Warning, bad joke ahead...

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Hey, maybe learning Dutch isn't that hairy after all?

I know, I know. Stick to English, Kelly. (So I can be head and shoulders above the rest?)

I'll quit now.


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