Saturday, April 30, 2016

Flexponsive.


The weather has turned warmer. By seven there's a mass of fat bees humming contentedly in the wisteria. Bob sits outside and guards nothing in particular.


Shortly after nine the actress is loaded in the car and driven to the airport. The stay has been entertaining.

From a rather younger American co-star she has learnt the improbable bad-boy phrase '' that was spit-take worthy ". This, apparently, is a street cred way of saying that something is so funny you would spit out your coffee when hearing it. Perhaps it sounds more convincing with an American 'hood' accent.

Her director uses the word 'flexponsive'. As in 'I want us all to be flexible and responsive to the scene' . This new addition to the English language may also sound better with an American accent.


The asparagus gets cheaper. Italian green and Greek white now down to $3 a kilo.


High gariguette season.


For Bob and Sophie an afternoon spent doing all those things that dogs do.


Bob nibbles the shrubs but soon opts for a doze. Sophie glares at pigeons.


Finally it's time for the male PON to sit on the stump seat and watch the world go by. His sister falls asleep at his feet. There isn't much passing traffic today so there's not much to watch .

France profonde is slowing down for the summer.

9 comments:

  1. Not so much as a game of throw the Furry Fox? When you mention the actress, I inevitably think of Maggie Smith !

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  2. Hard to imagine any accent that could make the word 'flexponsive' sound good. What a horror!

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  3. It's funny...I had to sit through a meeting this week where 'flexponsive' and 'human-centric' was thrown at us...aargh!
    Oh for the laid-back, simple life of a PON.

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    1. To hear the word 'flexponsive' twice in a week is truly sad.

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  4. I think that "flexponsive and that was spit-take worthy" would sound better said with a British accent - Because I don't think I have one! :-)

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    1. The wonders of evolving language .

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  5. I can assure you that an American accent doesn't help those words at all.

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  6. I can't get over the asparagus you have in the market there! I don't bother buying the spindly stuff that I see in the supermarkets here. And, I don't think I will be hearing any of that slang where I live. Sounds way too urban! :)

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