Marquer le coup

IIMG_3600n the summer program I work at, it’s important to do something to mark their birthdays. Sometimes parents will contact us with a list of requests, other times, it’s up to us to highlight the importance of the day with banners, balloons, candles, and cake. The French expression for marking an important event, particularly a birthday is marquer le coup (mar-kay luh koo). This week, one of our birthdays happened to fall on the day that the official piper for St. Andrews University was here. The piper told us about the history of the pipes in warfare and their cultural spread, including France. I’m afraid that we won’t be able to deliver such grandeur to mark the day each time, but it was grand while we could.

61vR643wxGL._SL75_Bagpipes of Central France

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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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