Les Tetons

by wjw on August 25, 2017

IMG_1678Here we have the Grand Tetons, named (I imagine) by a very lonely and somewhat nearsighted French voyageur.

Some decades ago I was visiting France, and fell into a conversation with a young French woman.  It went something like that.

SHE: Is it true that in America you have mountains called ‘les grandes tétons?'”

ME: Oui.  C’est vrai.  [Note my immaculate French]

SHE: But how is that?  Is it not that America is a Puritan country?

ME: American puritans don’t read French.

Whatever the Puritans might think of them, the mountains were pretty splendid.

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