In English, this is called a coup

I SAW THIS SIGN on the subway:

french-2050

The caption, which I wasn’t able to photograph in full, reads,

In 2050, the first spoken language in the world will be French

As an uncredentialled but 100% reliable brainologist, I point out that this sign does not say French will be the most-spoken language. But your brain processes it that way. And the creators of this sign, who are probably credentialed French brainologists, know this, and take advantage. I’m not saying this sign is lying. My point is much less bold and much less controversial than that …

those French people are sneaky

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Should I get a cat?

THERE I WAS, puttering around the compound in my David Johns Casual—named after the preferred around-the-house stylings of uncle Dave throughout my childhood.

I call this sartorial triumph the "Dave Johns Casual." My uncle is basically the King Edward VII of rocking this look

I call this sartorial triumph the “Dave Johns Casual.” My uncle is basically the King Edward VII of rocking this look

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