Daily Archives: 15 November 2011

Fielleux/Mielleux

Try not to confuse fielleux, -euse/mielleux, -euse as they have almost opposite meanings: ‘Fielleux, -euse’ is venomous, spiteful and ‘mielleux, -euse’ is honeyed, smooth(-tongued), sugary or sickly sweet. P.S. ‘Le fiel’ is gall and ‘le miel’ is honey.

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Toi qui raccroche…

Those of us over 90 years of age may dimly remember those interminable telephone conversations that I heard on europe1 radio this morning: ‘Non, c’est toi qui raccroche…’ ‘Non, c’est toi qui raccroche…’ ‘Non, c’est toi qui raccroche…’ : ‘No, … Continue reading

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