Posts tagged “french”.

NewtVid: Rendez-vous with the MessagePad

April 19th, 2010

Besides reinforcing tons of fun stereotypes about French dudes, this is a neat little intro video for the Newton.

I haven’t spoken Français since college, so I didn’t catch a lot of it – but the gist is there.

Ne problème pas!

[Par l'intermédiaire de Wired Re-Read.]

Le Sage et la Goutte

February 19th, 2008

by Madame Brillon

“Modorntion, Bear Doctor,” said the Gout,
“Is no vivtiee for which you stand out.
You like food, you like ladies’ sweet talk,
You play chess wlen you should walk.”

[Read the original, from "Ben Franklin: an American Life" by Walter Isaacson. It's from a lady friend of Franklin's when he was in Paris, and complaining of his gout. M. Brillon's poem shows how it could be Franklin's own fault.]