Tuesday, April 22, 2008

You dig it the most, anon

ACT I SCENE 2. A road, morning. Enter JULES and VINCENT, murderers.

V: And know'st thou what the French name cottage pie?

J: Say they not cottage pie, in their own tongue?

V: But nay, their tongues, for speech and taste alike are strange to ours, with their own history: Gaul knoweth not a cottage from a house.

J: What say they then, pray?

V: Hachis Parmentier.

J: Hachis Parmentier! What name they cream?

V: Cream is but cream, only they say la crème.

J: What do they name black pudding?

V: I know not; I visited no inn it could be bought.

       -- Kevin Pease's Journal