Month: February 2011

“French waiters. If you’re nice, they treat you like sh#@* Treat them like sh#@*, they love you!” Kate (Meg Ryan). American tourist stranded in France. French Kiss, 1995. Let’s take a test. Google the following words: French waiters. Can you believe the number of links popping up on your screen? Further investigation reveals that arrogant waiters,…

Ever since I started visiting the United States, many years ago, a few expressions have puzzled me. They are the ones starting with “French”: French poodle. French toast. French fries. French manucure, and so forth. I quickly realized some of these expressions were as French as… baseball and Corvettes. Why not investigate further?, I thought.…