French Fridays No. 1

Inspired by my Friday afternoon French conversation group at UT, I’m starting a new feature on this blog: French Fridays.

Every Friday, I’ll post a word or phrase en français that I think is interesting. It could be a new word I encountered while attempting to study for the DALF C1, or it could be something I came across randomly or even something I’ve known for a while and just want to share.

As a disclaimer, I am not French but love the French language, and so I am simply sharing that love with my readers here.

This is something (along with its companion feature, Sign Language Saturdays) that I’ve been wanting to do for a while but was hesitating to do, as it seemed outside the scope and theme of this blog. But this blog is as much about language as it is about writing and the arts, and so, without any further hesitation, I have chosen to add this aspect to my blog as we start the new year.

So, without further ado, this week’s French word is époustouflant. It’s an adjective that means “mind-blowing,” “mind-boggling,” or “breathtaking.”

What a word with which to start off the year!

Bonne année !

2015 in review: Thanks for reading!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog, Strawberry Blonde Screenwriter.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 620 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people.

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Thank you to my readers for your support! Please keep reading, as I look forward to blogging more in 2016! 🙂