Saturday, May 13, 2006
Who's afraid of-- a smile?
La question du jour had me thinking about creepy, crawly, slimy snakes and insects. Berk!
I shuddered at the thought and looked over the answers that were already there. The first answer perplexed me. Les souris? Huh? I read it out loud to myself. Hmmm... sounds familiar.
Oh yeah, smile. Wait. What?! Smile? She's afraid of a smile? I read the second answer. Someone else is afraid of this animal?! Maybe it's slang?
I looked it up online and was greeted by smiles. Below the bright smile I found something that may indeed cause fear (although not for elephants): a mouse.
berk = yuck
le sourire = smile, grin
je souris = I smile
tu souris = you smile
la souris = mouse, computer mouse
la photo: Mascot of the Dubai Summer Surprises
aux Émirates arabes unis, juin 2005