Saturday, October 15, 2011

French word of the day: pompette

Def: tipsy

What a fun word for that pitch-perfect feeling of being, not drunk, not snockered, but just a wee bit inebriated. Everything in the world is beautiful.


  1. I love it! I will use it well on my first trip ever to Paris in April 2012!!!!!!

    By the way, I love your blog.


  2. I also plan to use this often, since it does happen now and then, you know.

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  4. That's a great word to have since the French seem to have a violent knee-jerk reaction to being called even a little bit 'drunk' (or in their language bourré or ivre). I try to explain that being drunk doesn't necessarily imply falling down and being out-of-control -- I think tipsy or buzzed is what I mean, so I'll definitely start using pompette instead and see if I get a better response!