Prune

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‘Prune’ is the french word for PLUM.

Just like in English, a ‘prune’ is a fruit; It is also used to describe a dark purple colour.

So prune is the colour I use to describe the boots I’m wearing today!

Now, like in every language, words can sometimes be used in a different context, as in expressions. For example:

  • ‘Se prendre une prune’ –> meaning: Get fined/get a fine.
    Also said in French : ‘Avoir une amande’ (=replace Plum with Almond)
  • ‘Compter pour des prunes’ –> meaning: be worth nothing
    Also said in French: ‘Valoir des cacahuètes’ (replace Plum by Peanuts)

Aren’t we just so complicated to be using different words for the exact same meanings ???

Anyways… I love plums. I love the colour and I love the fruit. Just as much as I love peanuts and almonds! mmmh now that makes the perfect fruit salad!

x

Axelle

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Photo credits: Eric Pierre

”Tout le monde
Répète en choeur que les hommes préfèrent les blondes
Qu’ils fondent
Pour un décolorée en moins d’une seconde
J’ai l’impression qu’ils confondent
Et la joconde, à moins qu’on la tonde
C’est quand même bien une brune !
Les brunes comptent pas pour des prunes” – Lio (Lyrics)

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