Thursday, January 11, 2007

Poisson not Poison

I remember from French class in high school that it was very important to pronounce "poisson" and "poison" properly and differently in french (pwawssawn and pwawzawn, with hardly any "n" at the end and the second syllable almost clipped), because otherwise you might accidentally ask for poison at the cute little seafood restaurant on the French Riviera instead of fish!

To inaugurate our new HP scanner, printer, copier, etc. I have scanned in some poisson pictures from book plates purchased from a bookseller on the banks of the Seine in Paris some years ago.

1 comment:

whirdly said...

A lovely scan!