Dickie, boot or trunk?…Is there a difference?

As you stock the car up with supplies for your very own #EpicRoadTrip, here are a few fun facts about your vehicle’s storage space...Continue reading

Art in 19 century France: Gustave Courbet

Courbet, a proponent of the Realism movement expresses his personal experience and observation. Two of my favourite Courbet paintings. What's yours? Gustave Courbet, The Stonebreakers, 1849, Oil on canvas, 165 x 257 cm (Gemäldegalerie, Dresden (destroyed)

Movie Time: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

I watched Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness over the weekend. Here's what I think. It is a movie that should be watched for its special effects which are mind blowing! So maybe best watched on big screen in the theatres. I watched it on TV, it was awesome all the same!Benedict Cumberbatch as... Continue Reading →

English Idiom:  Cat got your tongue

cat / cat's got your tongue:  an expression that is used when someone is quiet and isn't talking or responding when you expect them to...Continue Reading.

Some Covid lockdown terms

Here's columnist Richard Glover's A to Z guide to life in lockdown. Thankfully we are out of lockdowns but we can relate to some of these terms.

French Thursdays-#1-l’élection présidentielle en France

C’est Emmanuel Macron qui a gagné l’élection présidentielle en France, encore une fois.  L’élection australienne arrive au mois de mai. Qui va gagner?  Les Australiens attendent avec impatience. Veuillez trouver ici un vidéo intéressant - Macron en 10 expressions Bonne journée!

My article got a Pingback-so excited!

Hi, I restarted blogging a few weeks ago after a long break. I'm excited that my article on The difference between ‘bourgeois’ and ‘bourgeoisie’ got included here. Thank you 'From guestwriters'. It was a happy surprise... Bon week-end!

The difference between ‘bourgeois’ and ‘bourgeoisie’

‘bourgeois’ and ‘bourgeoisie' - The difference goes beyond spelling and there is history behind the words. 'bourgeois' refers to the person belonging to the middle or upper middle class.'bourgeoisie' ‘refers to the social class to which the person belongs. If you want to know more: French Today Britannica Wordreference Snippets of Paris

A tale of two meanings-CONTRONYMS

Has this ever happened to you? You use a word with one meaning but soon you have a conversation or read something with another meaning of the same word? In writing, this word has the same spelling and in speaking the word has the same pronunciation. Confused?  You have come across a CONTRONYM.  A Contronym... Continue Reading →

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