Thursday, August 5, 2010

French word of the day: un vieux beau

Def: an old man, trying to still be young

I love the sound of French, but I'm not one of those people who's just tickled by the sheer vastness or nuances of French vocabulary. That said, every once in awhile a word gets me. Like vieux beau. It's sort of like a Don Jaun, but without the lecherousness. Just a guy who refuses to see the years piling on...

1 comment:

  1. Bernard Henry Levi was described as a 'vieux beau' today on a website (gallia watch) so I had to google it. A good description for BHL. Thanks for the explanation.