Le ras-le-bol

ParisSnowIt’s all anyone can talk about. The weather. Whether you live in North America or Europe, you are being pummeled by storm after storm this winter. One ends and the next starts. I think we’ve already had six snow days off of school, and I’m not sure that we’re done. On the French news the other night, a story was entitled le ras-le-bol (luh rah-luh-bohl), which means gloominess, despair, despondency. It’s what you say when you’ve had it. It fits the winter blues perfectly. But hold on just a few more weeks; spring will come again. It just can’t come soon enough for me.

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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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5 Responses to Le ras-le-bol

  1. tkmorin says:

    [drooling] What an absolutely beautiful photo!! Wow!

  2. Norman Ball says:

    Thank you so much for letting us know it is okay to be sick and tired of winter. This year it has seemed interminable. We live a hundred or so metres from Lake Ontario (Toronto) and it is beautiful but the ice is so thick everywhere and we dream of going back to Paris and of the ice melting.

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