Friday, May 27, 2011


What do the following have in common?

  • la poire

  • la fraise

  • Jean Genet

  • la pêche

  • la groseille à maquereau

  • Marcel Proust

  • la pomme

Well. Do you give up? Do you give your tongue to the cat, as the French would say?

The plain people of Ireland: Hold yer whisht! Sure that's an easy one. We know!
Whipping Cats Management: Well, let's hear it then, if ye're so clever.
The plain people of Ireland: They are all French fruits!
Whipping Cats Management: Sometimes you do manage to amaze me with your primitive peasant cunning.

1 comment:

  1. I was sorry to miss the reconstruction of Proust's cork-lined bedroom at Hotel Carnavalet. But I won out in the fruit department, fruit tarts at any rate.