imageI came across a new vocabulary word recently, zieuter (zoo-tay), also spelled zyeuter. It’s a slang term that’s been around for about a century. It comes from les yeux (layz yuh), “the eyes” and means “to look at” or “to check out.” Someone might say “Zieutez ma nouvelle voiture” or “Check out my new car!”

I just got a new car. I had initially wanted another Mini, but as a result of a series of totally bizarre missteps by the dealership, I decided to go in a completely different direction. I was ruled more by my head than my heart in this transaction, but I still think my new car is pretty cute. What do you think I should name her?

imageCitroën Classic Cars calendar 2016

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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2 Responses to Zieuter

  1. Name her Mini … and then you have the best of both!

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