La vie est belle !


So I have had the whole day off, and I have yet to SoCS-ify my blog. That is, no SoCS-ification has taken place today and today is almost over!  The prompt for today is  -cat- and any and all words being or containing it. As I tried to extricate some -cat- things from the ol’ SoC, I realized that -cat- is contained in all words ending with -cation. And there are a lot of them! I like thinking of vacations, that’s fun. Education is a good thing, usually. It is not good, however, to be implicated in any illegal duplication of any sort of copyrighted publications. (therefore I try to always properly attribute or use “public domain” stuff!)  I also found out that “Frenchification” is actually a word: ▸ verb:  make French in appearance or character (“Let’s Frenchify the restaurant and charge more money”) Of course. And that, my friends is why “green beans” cost, according to the USDA website, $2.14 per pound on average for fresh ones, or .83 per pound for canned, while “french green beans” or “haricots verts” cost much much more.  Purists might say they are different species and that “haricots verts” are much thinner and finer, but for reference, here are some pictures I found:



“Green Beans” : Green beans 169clue


“Haricots verts” : HaricotsVerts2


Hmmm…and with that “Frenchification” of my blog, I bid you good night, chers lecteurs ! 

Oh, and here’s some more “frenchification” , something I found on *gasp* YouTube, and which had cute, er, cats  in it. Enjoy!


This post is part of Linda G Hill’s “Stream of Consciousness Saturday”  — Click and read, click and join in! Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “-cat-”  Use the letters at the start, middle, or end of a word and make it the subject of your post – or just use the word “cat.” Enjoy!




14 Responses to “SoCS…ification”

  1. jowensauthor

    Great post. I never knew there was something called Haricots verts. They look like plain old green beans to me. And I love green beans, though I usually just get the canned typed (French-style cut is my preference). And I love the kitty video 😀

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  2. Sammy D.

    This put a smile on my face. I’ve always thought Cat would be a fun name – strong and independent with a touch of (perhaps Frenchified) souciance. 😊

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  3. evelyneholingue

    Haha! Frenchification is a funny word that little French me didn’t know. Although it is true that I’ve always noticed how a French name in the States seems to add a je ne sais quoi and a few dollars too.
    BTW the same works the other way around. Anything americanized will become a trend.
    As for the haricots verts they tend to be smaller in France than here. But they are still green beans, no matter they are called. Fun post!

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    • jetgirlcos

      I didn’t realize it worked the other way! Très bizarre! I pretty much love any green beans as long as they are very fresh and prepared nicely 🙂



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