Although it's already July 15 in France at the time I'm posting this in the USA, the French spent the 14th celebrating Bastille Day. It was fun to hear from several of my students today who wanted to wish me a Happy Bastille Day. My wife and I have actually been in France several times on the 14th of July and have seen the parade in Paris, jets overhead trailing blue, white, and red smoke, and in the evening fireworks in the distance. If they're anything, the French are creative in their celebrations!
In honor of the day, I'm posting something vaguely reminiscent of French. Do you ever feel as if you've heard the expression déjà vu before? It's the illusion of having previously experienced a situation that is happening now.
For you francophones out there, if you feel as if you've read the following before, that would be déjà lu.
When I feel as if I've...
...milked this cow before - déjà moo
...seen this strange animal before - déjà gnu
...smelled this bad odor before - déjà phew
...visited this menagerie before - déjà zoo
...scared this person away before - déjà ... BOO!
...read this mystery book before - déjà clue
...been in this courtroom before - déjà sue
...felt this bad before - déjà rue
...felt this sad before - déjà blue
...expanded this way before - déjà grew
...seen this slime before - déjà goo
...learned this stuff before - déjà knew
...waited in line before - déjà queue
...eaten this dinner before - déjà stew
...pursued this person before - déjà woo
...had this feeling of déjà vu before - déjà too
...seen these twins before - déjà two
...been on this airplane before - déjà flew
...came up with this innovation before - déjà new
...fed these pigeons before - déjà coo
...sketched this portrait before - déjà drew
...been in this Starbucks before - déjà brew
...ended this relationship before - déjà through
...felt this ill before - déjà flu
...sheared this sheep before - déjà ewe
...munched on this gum ball before - déjà chew
...lost its match under the same bed before - déjà shoe
...exposed the real facts before - déjà true
...sat through this sermon before - déjà pew
...played in this wet grass before - déjà dew
...admired this scenery before - déjà ooooo...
...forgotten this person's name before - déjà who?
Do any of you have an actual déjà vu experience you'd like to share?
"Hope attaches itself to the future and is the certainty of what will be." - Dr. Drew Conley
Right now I'm having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.