"You sound to me as though you don't believe in free will," said Billy Pilgrim. "If I hadn't spent so much time studying Earthlings," said the Tralfamadorian, "I wouldn't have any idea what was meant by free will. I've visited 31 inhabited planets in the universe...Only on Earth is there any talk of free will." -- K. Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

Sunday, February 05, 2006

en francais, s'il vous plait!

I'm taking French this semester (just me and 30 undergraduates) and one of the verbs that the textbook wants me to learn this week is: croire aux licornes. For those unfamiliar with the language this means "to believe in unicorns". Other verbs on task for this week: ├ępouser (to get married to), fair fortune (to make a fortune), and tomber amourex (to fall in love with), which leads me to believe that this week in sponsered by 12 year girls who think France is teeming with princes on unicorns waiting to take them away to their gumdrop castles. Quoi?