Saturday, August 9, 2014

August in French is août

...and it isn’t pronounced ay-out or ah-oat or even oot.

It’s pronounced ooh.

As in:

Ooh, it’s hot.
Ooh, school is already back in session.
Ooh, we desperately need rain.
Ooh, aren’t you thankful for central air conditioning?
Ooh, the grass is dying.
Ooh, the birds are thirsty.
Ooh, in six months we’ll be wishing it was hot.


It comes between zhwee-ay and seh-tome(br).

Roger, over, and ay-out.

P.S. -- For an amazing lesson in things French, I recommend this post by Vagabonde.


  1. August is blissfully cool here. Some are longing for summer - but not me.
    And Vagabonde's posts are always an education and a delight.

  2. August is blissfully cool here in New Zealand too. Just the way I like it.

    Nice blog. New follower :)

  3. Ooooo what a great link, and indeed a very interesting blog. I may go wild and follow them *smiles.