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Mon dieu!

I woke up this morning with the French word “bouche d’incendie” going around and around in my head. As the fog cleared, I remembered it meant “mouth of fire” – which I thought was a strange and super profound thing to wake up thinking. Prophetic, even. But what could it mean?

I looked it up. It’s the French term for “fire hydrant.” French, am I right? I knew it because I had to draw site plans labelled in multiple languages when I worked for that engineering company.

My favorite expression to write was “casa de bombas” which is the Portuguese term for pump house. Sounds spicy.

We’re up to Season 7 of that French cop show Spiral that I briefly posted about before. Only one more season to go, and we have it recorded. It’s been fun. Dark, gory fun.

Watching it has made fragments of my Tennessee high school French float to the surface.

The French title is actually Engrenages which means “gears” – but also cycles, like cycles of violence. Which is a pretty good name for a copy show. But I guess Spiral, as in spiral out of control, is pretty good too.

Mucho recommendo.


Comment from drew458
Time: October 26, 2021, 8:07 pm

I dunno, sounds like that word should have a different meaning …

Instructor Sargant de la Drill:
“Messieur le Private, when you pull zee pin, Mr. Engrenages is no longer your ami!”

Comment from Armybrat
Time: October 26, 2021, 9:25 pm

We gave up cable when we retired to FL. We bought smart TVs and firesticks for each TV. We jailbroke the firesticks and installed KODI on each stick. I confess that KODI has required a learning curve (YouTube is your friend) but there is so much more TV available than expensive cable gave me. I don’t know how it all works overseas but we have travelled with our firesticks across most of the US. You might want a VPN service overseas but we don’t bother with it here.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 27, 2021, 2:15 am

Je m’appelle Deborah. Quelle heure est il?

That’s it for me. All I remember from one semester of French, 10th grade.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 27, 2021, 3:27 am

Hey, we all know lots of useful French: bread, toast, fries, poodle, bulldog, braid, horn, Riviera, Foreign Legion, kiss… See? Lots!

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: October 27, 2021, 1:36 pm

Viva la tour Eiffel!

And I can order a room, with air conditioning, and a bathroom! For 2 weeks please!

Then try to get the Froggies to understand the name “Yates” as pronounced by the English.
“Pardon monsieur, there eees no one checked in here by that name.”

Comment from jack
Time: October 27, 2021, 4:05 pm

Don’t forget cheese eating surrender monkeys!

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