Every day I see flyers stuck under windshield wipers in cars parked along the street. I don't know why, but I've been collecting them for over a year now. A slice of Paris life.

I have no knowledge of or vested interest in the establishments advertised in these flyers.

If you see a bona fide Paris windshield advertising flyer and would like to have it posted here, submit the scanned version to me at pollyvousfrancais [at] yahoo [dot] com and I'll do my best to include it. With attribution, of course!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tennis, anyone?

The word tennis came from the French word tenez, to hold. As in a racquet.
And the scoring term love comes from l'oeuf -- the egg. Zero.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Body Story


I love the fact that a French manicure is called "une French."

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Volunteering

Special reduced price for under age 26. Only 30€ for four months of traning for volunteering? I don't know what to make of this whole flyer.


Monday, November 12, 2007

In them thar hills



So far the themes in the windshield flyers seem to be self-improvement and money.







Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bayrou


Last March seems like such a long time ago.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

From Here to Irony



What I like about these, in addition to having a glossary of exercise options, is the irony that you can have all this exercise delivered to you-- you don't have to budge and inch.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Cure for Wash-Day Blues


This came from a windshield in Boulogne. Maybe it's only for suburbanite laundry help.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Big Ben


D├ębarras is the word for a clean-out service. Attics, basements, and the like. Bon d├ębarras! means "good riddance!"

Wouldn't want to get rid of Bigues Bennes, 'cause his puns are too fun. His name really is Bigues.

Carpet Sales


These are pretty common in Paris. This was from a few months ago, so don't try to go buy a rug there this weekend.



Monday, November 5, 2007

If Hemingway were alive


I'd vote to check it out simply because they know how to use the subjunctive properly.

Gee, I hope it's a nice place. Otherwise it would be the Swan Dive.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Introducing Pare-Brise du Jour

pare-brise: n. masc. windshield, windscreen


Every day I see flyers stuck under windshield wipers in cars parked along the street.

I don't know why, but I've been collecting them for over a year now. A slice of Paris life. Now it's show and tell time. One a day, usually... I'll start off with a few.

Disclaimer: I have no vested interest in or knowledge of the services or products promoted in these flyers.