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!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Poncer. Not Penser. Not Panser, either

Poncer is one of those French words that, despite years of French literature study, I just wasn't familiar with. It means "to sand," i.e. with sandpaper. Ponçage de parquet is sanding wooden floors.

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