Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Word Of The Week

frôler

I've heard the word frôler used many different ways over the years, and now I'm hearing it again in reference to the weather. It means "to brush with/up against" as in having a brush with death (see the image at left), or frôler la mort. These days, the tv weather people are having a good time saying our temperatures vont frôler les vingt degrées. I translate that as temperatures will "flirt" with 20º, kind of like brushing up against or touching briefly.

Twenty degrees celsius is about 68º F. Not quite July weather.


Image from : http://www.strangenewproducts.com/2006_01_01_archive.html

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