I began a French course this weekend, just a few classes to learn to converse. Because the class meets only once a week, the teacher suggested that we use the Web site of the UT French department to study. The site has recordings of proper pronunciation and vocabulary lists.
I opened the vocabulary section in the first chapter today. I read through the words used for introductions and then skipped down to a section on Texas animals. And the first “animal” on the list? The cockroach.
Ah, the French, always trying to stick it to the Americans. Then again, we did make a movie about a rat running a restaurant in Paris.