Get the Word! Podcast Episode: Bon Voyage Mon Amour

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Bonjour fellow word nerds. It’s Mike. I apologize already to any of my French listeners. Bonjour and Bon Voyage will be pretty much the only French words I speak today. I also apologize for starting right off the bat with the most stereotypical French music I could find. In all reality, I love French culture, French films and I love the influence that French has had on the English language. 

In English we see many words that have derived from French throughout the centuries, of course, but we also sometimes use words and expressions when speaking English that are taken directly from French. Déjà vu comes to my mind right away. This term appears in English dictionaries, and is taken directly from French meaning ‘already seen’. Déjà vu comes to my mind right away. This term appears in English dictionaries, and is taken directly from French meaning ‘already seen’.

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Show Notes:

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=bon+voyage&year_start=1500&year_end=2019&corpus=30&smoothing=0&case_insensitive=true# (French)

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=bon+voyage&year_start=1500&year_end=2019&corpus=26&smoothing=0&case_insensitive=true (English)

https://infogalactic.com/info/Richard_Flecknoe

https://childrens-books.lovetoknow.com/interesting-facts-about-aesop

https://www.library.illinois.edu/rbx/exhibitions/Aesop/aesop-life.html

https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4194-parisian/

https://etymologeek.com/eng/voyage

https://englishlanguagethoughts.com/2018/09/12/bon-voyage/

https://fablesofaesop.com/mercury-and-a-traveller.html

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bon%20voyage

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Fables_of_%C3%86sop_and_Other_Eminent_Mythol/Z_ZoAAAAcAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

Painter, George Duncan (1977). William Caxton: a biography. Putnam. p. 180.

https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_true_and_faithful_account_of_what_was/mehmAAAAcAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=bon%20voyage

https://www.etymonline.com/word/bon%20voyage

https://childrens-books.lovetoknow.com/interesting-facts-about-aesop

https://www.flickr.com/photos/89165847@N00/31500860506

https://answerstoall.com/science/who-killed-aesop/

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Music performed by Monroeville Music Center: https://monroevillemusiccenter.bandcamp.com/track/the-perfect-planet

And Kevin Macleod https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_MacLeod/Jazz_Sampler/Faster_Does_It_1271

Artwork for Get the Word! created by Bruno Sanches: https://brunofsanches.myportfolio.com/

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