Tag Archives: ballet French

Fun with false cognates

So we’re at the barre, working on a new trick, and everyone’s all confused about the feet. Where is the working foot supposed to be? Pointed and touching the top of the knee in front? The side of the knee? … Continue reading

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Je suis un Grande Canard

Learning ballet, man. Phew. It’s like learning a language. And by ‘it’s like’, I mean, you know, ‘it is’. I never took French in school, so not only does my body not know what to do, my mind has to … Continue reading

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Pardon my French

The only French I know is fashion French, and even that did not come easy. For example, please enjoy this re-creation of a phone call I received from my best friend sometime during freshman year of college: her: I have … Continue reading

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