2 nice things in one this morning.
My oldest mate has another great piece on R4 on French ‘toons (curiously while France is bemoaning the demise of its high culture, it’s comics or BD’s are alive and well) NB listen to the Saturday show for the next 7 days by going here or just subscribe to the podcast version here
Hugh’s piece from a couple of years ago on the French obsession with acronyms is still one of my faves of a radio genre and format I really love: intelligent analysis about both small and big stuff in a particular culture, brought to life in a tangible, accessible and memorable way.
God bless you, From Our Own Correspondent. Like the best blogs, ain’t it?