“It’s fully part of France, but it’s completely detached”.
That’s how this week’s guest describes her island home Guadeloupe, which is 100 percent French even though it’s in the Caribbean.
Yes, here comes Laura K Lawless, an American teacher of the French language who lives 6,750km from Paris in what’s known as a DomTom.
We talk about about the island, the French language, and I go through the spin cycle on a few of her tongue twisters.
You can read along here:
- Le ver vert va vers le verre vert.
- As-tu été à Tahiti?
- Un chasseur sachant chasser chasse son chien.
Read more of Laura’s tongue twisters here.
Language lovers should hang around at the end for a classic Corey Story, where he reveals how a very French-sounding word came from………. THE RUSSIANS!