The French Invasion
The French language leads the “English Invasion”
Cul (coll./vulgar) = bottom, ass,de (preposition) = from, of, sac = bag
Bottom of the bag – And lots of people want houses on these?!?!
RSVP = répondez s’il vous plaît
Répondez, = to reply, to answer, s’il vous plaît = please – a compound of s’ (abbrev. of si) = if, il = he/it, vous = you (formal), plaît = to care for, to please]
Reply, if it pleases you.
Chaise = chair, longue = long
Crème = cream, brûlée (participe passé of brûler = to burn) = burnt
Du (de = from, of + le = the) = of the jour = day
Of the day.
Café au lait
Café = coffee, au (à = in; with + le = the) = in/with the lait = milk
Coffee with milk.
Carte = card, blanche (feminine form of blanc) = white
Comme ci, comme ça
Comme = like, ci = this, ça = that
Like this, like that.
Eau de toilette
Eau = water, de = from, of, toilette = toilette, wash [toiletter = to groom]