Saturday, June 7, 2008

Avocat

I can't get over the fact that the word for "avocado" and the word for "attorney" in French are the same: avocat. Many a distinguished townhouse front bears a discreet brass plaque announcing the services of M. Garnier or Mme. Pineau, avocado. Some legal problems evidently require an additional degree of authority, and then you must consult an avocat au barreau or "avocado at the bar."

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