from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cheese.


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  • Quelle ramequin, then for soft cheese to appease, s'il vous plait (please) in 2155 AD. You will have to wait for 33 years to find out if it is a true clue. (it is stringing it out for a a long sting to follow.) It may become a blue, true roquefort.? Quelle autour?

    January 8, 2012

  • Quelle fromage, fbharjo? None other than that book by Jean-André Roquet about cheese painting -- L'Art nouveau de la peinture en fromage, ou en ramequin, inventée pour suivre le louable projet de trouver graduellement des façons de peindre inférieures à celles qui existent. Marolles, 1755.

    It was a satire attempting to deride Jean-Jacques Bachelier's soft-wax encaustic painting technique.

    January 7, 2012

  • Quelle fromage?!

    January 4, 2012

  • Ha ha. Did the inspector pronounce it to rhyme with rummage?

    January 3, 2012

  • I was questioned by US Customs when I returned to NY from France because my customs form showed that I was bringing back dairy products. I explained that I had bought cheese and was assured it was all right to bring it to the US. The inspector said, "Oh, cheese, that's all right. Some people try to bring in fromage."

    January 3, 2012