Fun fact of the day: this afternoon, I discovered that the French term for a pie chart is – wait for it – ‘un camembert’.
I can’t say exactly why this amused me quite so much, but suffice to say I was suffering recurring fits of giggles for a good ten minutes or so following this discovery.
My poor (French) colleague was completely bemused. Can’t blame her really. I mean, it makes perfect sense: both pies and camemberts are round and both can be divided into segments, after all. I am in serious danger of establishing a reputation for myself in the office as the crazy anglaise. Probably well-deserved.
Anyway, as I said, I was thoroughly amused – so I thought I’d share in the hope that you might be too.
Un camembert. Ha.
(Please enjoy the photo of my Friday-night camembert from a couple of weeks back – just in case you’re currently feeling cheated out of a vaguely Paris- or travel-related post. Although to be fair to me (I always try to), these little linguistic gems are amongst my favorite parts of becoming acquainted with another culture.)