Tuesday, February 29, 2000


Happy leap day!  The French word of the day is not année bissextile (I made that the word of the day on January 22 for some reason), but geindre.  This verb means to moan, groan, whine, or complain.
  • Le garçon commençait à geindre; né sur le 29 fevrier d'une année bissextile, il croyait que ce fait forcément veut dire qu'il ne pourrait jouir qu'une seule fête d'anniversaire chaque quatre ans.
The boy began to whine; born on February 29th of a leap year, he believed that this fact necessarily meant that he could enjoy only one birthday party every four years.

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