Sign of the Weeque 10.12.14

December 9, 2014By David JaggardC'est Ironique!

C’est Ironique Sign of the Weeque


The name of this eatery on Boulevard Ornano looks like the result of a free association session between Eugène Ionesco and Timothy Leary, but actually there’s an explanation. Without the apostrophe-S, it’s a literal translation of bec fin, a French expression for “discerning eater.” And with the apostrophe-S, it’s… Well, it’s probably the result of a free association session between Eugène Ionesco, Timothy Leary and Hunter S. Thompson.

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Note to readers: David Jaggard’s e-book Quorum of One: Satire 1998-2011 is available from Amazon as well as iTunes, iBookstore, Nook, Reader Store, Kobo, Copia and many other distributors.

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