Brenda Arnold

Aug 11, 2021

6 min read
Louis XIV of France, just on his way to mow the lawn (Wikipedia Commons)

Get those escargots out of my lawnmower

The one thing missing from your Blame the French list

Read by author Brenda Arnold

The list of French innovations impacting Anglo-Saxon culture has no end. To wit, there are no fewer than four words in this last sentence that the Normans brought along with them across the English Channel in 1066. A little perk included in the saddlebags of William the Conqueror, so to…