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!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


A long time ago when a French exchange student was staying with my family, I asked him how to say "screwdriver" in French. His brow furrowed, he reflected for a moment, then replied, "auto-├ęcole."

Actually, un tournevis is a screwdriver. Auto-├ęcole is driving school. But I like the possibilities.

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