Sign of the Weeque 17.12.14

December 17, 2014By David JaggardC'est Ironique!

C’est Ironique Sign of the Weeque


Spotted by reader John Friedman.

Everyone knows that Donatien Alphonse François “Marky” de Sade was a French author, philosopher, politician and sexual whack job. But what few people know is that he also founded one of France’s oldest bakeries. It’s probably not a good idea to order “hot buns” here.

Special note to the young American tourist whom I overheard last year while strolling through Lacoste, the historic Provençal village and site of the Marquis de Sade’s former château: actually, it’s not pronounced “shah-day.”

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