If you are learning French then cognates can make learning much easier. I look at how here at PumpjackPiddlewick

When I began learning French I quickly discovered that there were many words I already knew. Result! In fact there are many many words that are actually the same. Same spelling, same meaning, just different pronunciation. Yes, this is where you get to put on your best French accent andContinue Reading

I am forcing my French to improve by immersing myself with no other option but to learn faster here at PumpjackPiddlewick

That’s right, I am forcing my French. This is not for the feint hearted. Don’t try this at home. At least if you aren’t visiting or don’t live in France. I am in need of, as well as desirous of, improving my French. Fast. And I have taken a certainContinue Reading

What is reverse xenophobia and is it found in France we ask at PumpjackPiddlewick

I have come across something new – reverse xenophopia.If you have never (knowingly) encountered ‘xenophobia’ – it is the fear or dislike of anything perceived as foreign. As someone who has lived in many countries, I have encountered xenophobia here and there. A neighbour in the UK who would onlyContinue Reading