A "poisson d'avril" is a joke made on April 1st. In France, children try to stick a fish picture on their friends' back. When the joke is discovered, they shout "poisson d'avril !"
Posts Tagged: French Culture
As I already mentioned it in an earlier article, French spoken in Québec (le québécois) is quite different from French spoken in France (le français de France, as Quebecers call it), in many respects. Differences concern phonetics, syntax, morphology and most of all, vocabulary. Today, I’ll focus on that aspect and I’ll point out various food related phrases or expressions which are typically « québécoises ».
I wanted to write a little something about the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in the context of the horrible events of January 2015. This is not about starting a political or religious debate (this being a company site, it is not appropriate nor relevant) but by speaking to many of our students last week, I wanted to clear up a couple of perceptions that we heard.