If a lifetime can be likened to a day, then this is Happy Hour!
Very cool. Went to a party on a Royal Fleet Auxiliary where they played a game. The object was to get around the wardroom without setting foot on the floor - on account of the sharks. It looked like this.
Did you make it around the room?
I like the art too, but I don't like to spell it.
Yeah, French can be a PITA.
I'm a big fan of the stuff, too. Like Bag Blog, I have problems with the spelling. As a matter of fact, I'm not even certain I can pronounce it correctly.
Firefox doesn't like the way I spelled it, but I know it's right coz I looked it up.
As in the wiki, yours is the english spelling. In French it is Trompe-l'œil but hardly anyone uses latin keyboards anymore, so Trompe-l'oeil, trompe l'oeil will get you a pat on the head...I think the best guide on 'oe' is how english say europe, the 'eu' sound. The 'il' is tricky, as in 'ill' it doesn't sound like it looks. I tell people to say Oy Veh (yiddish) as the 'oy' part is pretty close, and sometimes you can say oyuh if there's another vowel coming-up. P.S. me no native (disclaimer) but I've been to French Idaho :-)
@ Christiane: Would that be Coeur d'Alene? ;-)
Just be polite... that's all I ask.