Ne pas savoir sur quel pied danser

I did not attend a Super Bowl event today. I don’t even know who is playing. I did, however, along with my extremely kind husband, attend “Classic Innovations” at the Merriam Theatre in Philadelphia, presented by the Pennsylvania Ballet.  This program was quite contemporary, and though I wasn’t able to figure out any sort of a narrative, express or implied, I enjoyed the whirling, swirling, and twirling of the dancers.  Since the final number relied on copious amount of my favorite color, red, I was totally happy.

Today’s expression, ne pas savoir sur quel pied danser, (nuh pah savwore suhr kel peeay dahnsay) literally means “to not know which foot to dance on.” That would be me. I find the Electric Slide to be quite complicated. Figuratively, however, this expression means “to be unsure of what to do.” If you’re sure of what to do some afternoon or evening, try attending a ballet near where you live. In the Philadelphia area, look at http://www.paballet.org/ for tickets to Swan Lake next month!

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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