Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Trois Catastrophes

Lauren snapped this photo in Montmartre (Paris):

Quelle Horreur!

Thanks, Lauren!


Alison said...

The French use an apostrophe S when they want something to seem Anglo-Saxon, or when they want the S in the word to be pronounced.

Another such example of this horror (no, really, I hated it when I lived over there) is rap star Diam's (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diam%27s). That's all I can think of off the top of my head. She took her name from the French slang for rhinestones (from diamant, diamond). OK, I don't have corroboration of that, but I was always under the impression that someone's diam's were their costume jewelry.

More than you probably wanted to know. Sorry!

Becky said...

Very interesting! That would drive me crazy, too, of course. Maybe Diam's means to be trashy, like Ke$ha.

Alison said...

Ha! Maybe!