Thanks to Transblawg and Language Hat for mentioning Langue sauce piquante, a very promising new blog written (in French! Hurrah!) by Le Monde‘s proofreaders. They talk about language, expressions, words, in fact, everything I like. Their most recent entry on sushi tells us that this word used to mean the liquid used to pickle convicts’ heads, that were then shown to the public.
Langue sauce piquante
About the Author: Celine
I am Céline Graciet, a freelance English to French translator. Since 2003 I’ve been writing on all sorts of areas linked to translation and the life of a translator.