75 years ago, on this date, Billie Holiday recorded a song that Time Magazine would call song of the century: Strange Fruit, a song written about a lynching in the South.
Holiday first performed the song at Cafe Society in 1939. She said that singing it made her fearful of retaliation but, because its imagery reminded her of her father, she continued to sing the piece making it a regular part of her live performances. Because of the poignancy of the song, Josephson drew up some rules: Holiday would close with it; the waiters would stop all service in advance; the room would be in darkness except for a spotlight on Holiday’s face; and there would be no encore. During the musical introduction, Holiday would stand with her eyes closed, as if she were evoking a prayer.
FR- Le jour ou la journée ? A guide to use the right word
So I made this thing because I’ve seen to many mistakes between these 2 kinds of vocab. And that’s understandable because English and so many languages don’t make any distinction there!
Also, my English translations of my French examples are not meant to be 100% correct English, but sometimes more like literal translations in order to get the idea. So yeah don’t send me a fuckton of corrections unless you spotted an actual mistake (also it’s been proofread by an actual native English speaker).
The examples in italics are interchangeable synonyms with their respective counterparts, except that le nouvel an is a lot more used than la nouvelle année in my opinion (maybe there are regional differences idk).
If you have any questions or suggestions, just ask me :)
Whoops. Looks like imma be seeing ALL my men on my birthday.
So much for eating birthday cake alone.
So, I have to post 5 things about myself, then tag 10 of my favorite blogs to do the same
(You guys should all follow eloiseonabudget because she’s perfect and amazing)
1. When I feel lonely, I sing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, sometimes without realizing it. When I was little, and I missed my mum, the lady who used to watch me would make me sing it.
2. I worry a lot. Like a lot. Probably more than I let on.
3. I hate sappiness, especially in romantic relationships. Every now and then, I don’t mind some well thought out gesture, just so long as both parties recognize that the eye roll is understood.
4. I have a lot of notebooks, all for different purposes.
5. Paris is (naturally) my one true love, but French-speaking Berlin is my ideal place forever and ever amen.