The other night some friends and I went out for dinner. For some reason, we started talking about Fleur di Lis. I pronounce fleur di lis like fleur di lease and someone told me it was fleur di lee. What do you say? I looked it up and was still a little confused. So many dictionaries and not enough time in my world…
However, Mr. Language Man (who I found in a google search) explains it beautifully – basically I was correct – at least according to him. In French, it is pronounced Fleur di LEASE. If you speak French and disagree with this – I can’t handle more errors right now – go tell Mr. Language Man.
Do you ever start questioning EVERYTHING, when you thought you knew something, I mean really knew something and then find out to be in err?
Now on to the subject: chartreuse.
As long as my hubby and I have been married – I have made fun of him not knowing his colors. (Already, are you thinking of a person with a haughty spirit will have a HUGE fall?) His usual statement is…who really knows and cares what is chartreuse?
I tell him – I think chartreuse is a DEEP Deep DEEP red. Apparently, thanks to my sweet mother in law and father in law – who showed me the error of my thinking, it is NOT!
When and where did I ever come up with the thinking that chartreuse is red? I tend to blame my brother for things that I can’t come up with an answer. (He lives 10 hours away and I love him to pieces therefore it is his fault.)
Who knows? Maybe my brother changed the crayons when I was growing up and put Chartreuse on my Violet Red color – yes, he would have done that, oh wait...I would have done that – not him.
So, if you have ever asked me for the chartreuse color and I handed you a deep red please forgive me. I’m sure this has happened many times in my life, I AM a home school mother.
One thing for sure, my children know what and how to pronounce fleur di lis and the color chartreuse – from now on.
Now don’t you feel better about yourself?
Blessings to you!!! You are loved!!!!