essay frustration #3 – words

For the first time, possibly in my entire life, I hate words. I hate that I know as many as I do. I know, you all feel really sorry for me. I hate that I have to limit what I’m writing to a certain number of them. I hate that I am now über aware of just how many words pour forth from my head regularly. I hate that there isn’t a really good translation of the word réussir. The dictionaries say that it’s “to succeed”, but it’s just not exactly the same and réussir is the word I really want.

And I need to come up with the name of a pastry that is more exotic than a cream puff, but still recognizable to the average American. Do people know what a millefeuille is?

9 thoughts on “essay frustration #3 – words

  1. I know what you mean. Sometimes the word I want is in Spanish and there is just no English word for it. So how are the essays coming? And you have a birthday coming up?! Well, do share. When is it?

  2. I can see that its French, of course I have no clue what it means. I did take 2 years of French in high school, and I can’t really remember anything! Sure wish I would have paid more attention! My lil bro went on his mission to Paris, so he speaks French fluently which is so cool, I love French.

  3. Words Suck…bla..bla..bla.. I don’t care what you call a pastry as long as I can eat it. Anyways I’m just testing my new account stuff you set up for me, hope it all works.

  4. I do know what a millefeuille, but maybe something like tiramisu? Commonly known, but not all that commonly served?

  5. How about a Napoleon? That’s one more people will have heard of. Or even an eclair. A guy who grew up across the street from me was named Clair, and his dad’s name was Eugene. I’m pretty sure the son’s full name was Eugene Clair, or E. Clair . . . at least that’s what we called him.

  6. i googled it and now i know.hope you are feeling to anne i have a totally awesome business for the two of you that will make you millions… ok maybe not millions!

  7. I know what a millefeuille is!!! But then again, I served a French speaking mission too…so I’m probably not the average American.

  8. I think I am pretty much your average American and I would have to say. . . .no! Wouldn’t even know where to begin on how to pronounce it.

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