Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Word Of The Week

gazon

Since this is week two of Wimbledon, I thought gazon would be an appropriate word. Even though pluie (rain) might be more apropos.

Tennis sur gazon à Wimbledon.

In French, le gazon is the surface they play on in England. The word comes to French from a now-defunct Germanic language spoken by the Francs. Specifically, it means grass that is manicured into a short, compact form.

Tennis, anyone ?

Image from www.wimbledon.org

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