Since I’ve been a lame blogger this past month, I’m going to institute a little fun for my (probably 5) readers out there. The kind of fun that involves learning a foreign language that has 8 million verb tenses and a ridiculously hard-to-copy accent. That’s right– it’s time for French Vocab Fridays!
Yes, I am quite the benevolent blog ruler. Ok, here we go:
Pronunciation: shee-non (but drop that last n)
Definition: A town in the Tourraine region of the Loire Valley, known for it’s big old medieval fortress/chateau and Cabernet Franc-based red wines. As in,
“We’ll have a bottle of the chinois rouge, s’il vous plait.”
“You mean the Chinon rouge?”
“Uh, yeah. Not the chinese red. The Chinon Red.”
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these are the important lessons in life.
Thanks what I’m talking about! Highly important to get the wine right but is a there a “chien” chinon rouge?
I learned something. I envisioned how one might wear their hair to prom. Or if you are from the O.C. to the MTV movie awards.
Happy to be one of your 5 readers.
Always love your blog, and looking forward to your book. Bet there are way more than 5 readers!
Awwww, thanks mama winters!!!
~went to Chinon with French III class at Sherwood my sophomore year! We were in Paris, the Loire Valley and Mont St. Michel. I remember the food, the opera, the food, chartres, the food, Chinon, the food….L, A. Kim
Let’s not play the “hard to pronounce” language game, missy. Otherwise, I will have to introduce you to the dozens of case endings of the Finnish language.
All I can do in Finnish is count and curse. I sometimes bizarrely hope I am given an exorbitantly high bill, so that I can do both. “yhdeksänkymmentäseitsemän (97) euroa? Perkele!!!”