Here’s this week’s tonguetwister, and it’s a lulu!
Poisson sans boisson, c’est poison!
pwah-SAW sah bwah-SAW say pwah-ZAW!
Fish without drink is poison!
Like most tonguetwisters, it’s nonsense…but if your tongue gets tangled, it will make even less sense!
Important alert: Note the difference in pronunciation between poisson, fish, and poison, poison. Here’s the rule: in French, a double s between vowels is pronounced like s in English. A single s between vowels is pronounced like z in English.
What will you order for dinner? Are you quite sure?