Le cul entre les deux chaises

An American Spaniard in France or: How I Learned to Make an Ass of Myself in Three Cultures

Pretty Good Word: hopscotch


“Not to be naïve, but trying to connect with different languages and cultures is a way to change your perspective on the world as a whole.” — Cédric Duroux in The New York Times

HopscotchForeign Language Hopscotch is basically speed dating but for languages. I’m into this concept, especially the idea that in 30 minutes, you could learn just enough phrases and polite call-and-response exchanges to improve your menu-ordering skills. Because most things I think about are food-related.

My dictionary says

hopscotch — a children’s game in which each child by turn hops into and over squares marked on the ground to retrieve a marker thrown into one of these squares. ORIGIN early 19th century hop + scotch [prevent  from moving or slipping by placing a wedge underneath].

Author: le cul en rows

I'm an American Spaniard, living in France. I like to tell stories.

2 thoughts on “Pretty Good Word: hopscotch

  1. Mais, que veut dire le mot pour hopscotch? (Now I will have to look it up.)

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