ALL WHIPPED UP

Living France - - Les Pratiques -

As with the English lan­guage, French is en­riched with count­less imag­i­na­tive id­ioms, and this de­light­ful lit­tle pa­per­back brings to­gether some of the best ex­am­ples. The book is named af­ter the phrase avoir d’autres chats à fou­et­ter, which lit­er­ally means ‘to have other cats to whip’. But as in so many cases, the English equiv­a­lent is not the same as French, and if some­one used this phrase to ex­plain why they could not do some­thing, the English equiv­a­lent would be be­cause they had ‘other fish to fry’.

The book high­lights bril­liantly the dif­fer­ences be­tween the two lan­guages and why they are both de­light­fully

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