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avoir tort

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The French name for poppy? "Le coquelicot" Smokey has his own term of endearment for this one. Read on!

The next wine-tasting here at the vineyard is tomorrow, May 1st! If you can make it to this meet-up, please leave a message in the comments box and I'll reserve your seat and send the details.

avoir tort (avwahr-tor)

    : to be wrong

 Audio File: Listen to Jean-Marc read the sentence below:  Download MP3 or Wav file

Il a tort, Smokey. Le nom pour cette fleur c'est coquelicot, et non pas smokelicot! He's wrong, that Smokey. The name for this flower is "coquelicot" and not "Smokelicot"! 

 

Book Update: Your Edits Needed!

After reaching the one-fourth mark on Friday, we begin this week with two more chapters for the upcoming book (working title is "Vignettes from the Var"). 

Pinceau = How to Dress during a DIY project (take Jean-Marc's example...). Begin proofreading here.

Emplette = The kids return from the supérette with an illegal purchase ... Begin proofreading here.

 

Mr Smokelicot (c) Kristin Espinasse

A little field of coquelicots... and a story by Smokey.

Smokey says: Today, I share with you the name of my favorite flower!

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Here it is, stick your nose in!

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Isn't she pretty? The flower, not the beetle!

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The name is even cooler: S-M-O-K-E-L-I-C-O-T.

Enjoy the field of smokelicots and have a nice week!

Love,

Smokey 

P.S. Thanks for forwarding this edition to a friend! Also:

 

 Still reading? You might take a moment to read about Poppy Day and to learn about the coquelicots planted in remembrance for those who lost their lives in The Great War. Click here.

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