It is an established historical fact that French people like English trade names. By which I mean established by me in the history of C’est Ironique (I’ve written so many articles based on inadvertently funny or ill-advised English shop signs … Read More
Like many countries these days, France requires all food products to be marked with a sell-by date. And like all sell-by dates, in the mind of the consumer they imply (but don’t actually mean) that the food will instantly turn … Read More
Who says Parisians are inconsiderate? Just look at the decorative potted tree pictured above, seen in Passage des Panoramas. Now look at a closeup of the little sign on it: Perhaps inspired by René Magritte’s famous painting “La Trahison des … Read More
As a follow-up to my previous article, in which a fake-news-but-still-somehow-illegally-leaked (go figure) e-mail from Donald Trump indicates that he is “walking back,” as they say in Washington, his statement that “Paris is no longer Paris,” I address this open … Read More
Following a meeting with a Russian lawyer (at least the dating site pop-up ad that I clicked on said she was a lawyer), I have come into possession of a transcript of some high-level White House e-mails. Among them was … Read More
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