Friday, June 13, 2008

Possessive

Main dishes in France, according to restaurant menus at least, are served not only with A side dish, but with THEIR side dish(es). So you can get "magret de canard et ses garnitures" (breast of duck with its garnishings) or "piece de boeuf et ses jus" (piece of beef and its juice). It's enough to make a person feel as if she ought to ask permission before eating what appear to be someone else's potatoes au gratin and salad.

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