Le cul entre les deux chaises

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


Word Mystery: rubber / goma / caoutchouc

Word mysteries are where words in languages that I know don’t correspond to each other at all despite those languages often sharing lexical histories. These words are both mystifying (why are they different?) and annoying (why must you be different?!).

Stretch Armstong was all about rubber and plastic.

Stretch Armstrong was all about rubber and plastic.

Thinking about peanuts (ES cacahuetes, FR cacahuètes) gets me thinking about rubber for reasons that will (hopefully) become clear in a moment.

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