Friday, 6 March 2009

Word of the day "livresse"

Walking around Geneva on my afternoon off I came across a lovely café which is also a bookshop. It sports the splendid name of "livresse" which is a clever play on words between books (livres) and drunkeness (ivresse).
Geneva wine shops seem to specialise in names which play on words "vins sur vins" and "lavinia". On a damp, cold end of winter (I hope) day, the fun of some of the shop names can almost cheer you up.