"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 1 December 2008


For once I have chosen a foreign word – the lovely French word Bisous. It means kisses.
Le bisou - masculine noun - meaning a kiss.
Faire un bisou à quelqu'un - to give someone a kiss (on the cheek);
faire un petit bisou à quelqu'un - to give someone a (little) peck on the cheek ;
"Bisous" (kisses) is quite a normal way to end a letter between two friends (most commonly when it's a girl writing)
Also "gros bisous, Simon" - "love and kisses, Simon";
"gros bisous de ta mère" - "love and kisses from your mother"


  1. That sounds like you've received something with 'bisous' on it, Anon. Hope it was good!

  2. my favourite foreign word is borboletta which is the Portuguese(Brazillian) word for butterfly

    1. That is a super word, Merryl.

    2. Meryl, I'm glad for this! because in my opinion borboleta is a lovely word. =)