Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Apparently, Charles Adolphe Faux-Pas Bidet was a real person with a somewhat unfortunate last name.


Blogger The back of the hill said...

The surnames (Faux-pas, Bidet) probably date from the Napoleonic period. Many odd names were invented to frustrate the imperial bureaucrats. Names which later became permanent.

September 01, 2010 2:05 PM  
Blogger Lady-Light said...

What a faux-pas that was.

October 01, 2010 12:59 PM  

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