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Les degrés frisquets

Les degrés frisquets (lay duh-gray friss-kay), or chilly temperatures, have come to New England. This is an casual phrase to use among friends, rather than one that should show up in your correspondence with the president. I love these crisp … Continue reading

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Une bagatelle

It began as a bet.  In 1775, Marie Antoinette’s brother-in-law, the Comte d’Artois, said he could build a park in six weeks.  She said he couldn’t.  They wagered the equivalent of $200,000.  He won the bet at a cost of … Continue reading

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