Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Stress and Scrying

Ah, tiny courgettes, so phallic.

I'm françaised out. Stressed, I have been about today's programmes, two for the actual French school, we've only done immersion before, but, turned out they were happier than I could have hoped for. At the end, one of the teachers told me that it was nice to go to a programme which was booked as a French programme, and it actually was in French.

Speaking of French, Michael Ignatieff is seriously worrying the opposition, his opposition being the government. They have upped the ante, complaining about his French, yep, you heard it, his French.
The previous leader of the Liberal party (Federal), not to be confused with the Provincial Liberal party, who are in no way connected with the Federal Liberal Party, was too French, his English it seems, was not up to par.
But then....what's wrong with Ignatieff's French? It turns out it's too French. Yep, his French is too French.
The French as she is spoken in France, is sometimes, nay often, referred to here as 'Parisian French', which it isn't, that's like referring to English English as 'London English'.
You catch my drift no doubt.

By a strange co-incidence, I used the word 'scrying' in my story at writers' yesterday, and today, it was the word of the day on the Oxford Online webbie.
" scry
• verb (scries, scrying, scried) [no obj.] foretell the future using a crystal ball or other reflective object or surface.
— derivatives
scryer noun.
— origin early 16th cent.: shortening of descry."

I would just like to add that the reflective surface referred to here is often a mirror, and it is also used as a method of contacting the spirit world.
No, it's not at all disturbing that I know so much about spookeria.
Yes, I did make that word up.

FYI - a great, GREAT new programme is 'Nurse Jackie' with the Soprano's Edie Falco as the eponymous nurse. Her English doctor friend is a phenomenal character too. If you can get it, watch it.

At ease.


Sleepy said...

Whoo Hoo!! Courgettes look brilliant!

Schneewittchen said...

It's exciting isn't it?