I was the recipient of this brilliant comment on my blog a few weeks back…
“Your usage of “bisous” is affected on your Already Pretty comments. It just sounds silly.” – Christine
Thanks for clearing that up for me! I’m so very delighted that you took time out of your busy day to read the comment I’d left over at Already Pretty’s blog and then came all the way over to my blog to leave a comment criticizing how I choose to sign my name.
You have won the, “Just How Far Out Of Your Way Will You Go To Criticize Someone Over Something Ridiculous” award!
Wear it with pride!
What you do not know, Christine, is that I owned a business for over ten years called Bisous. I designed, manufactured and distributed scrapbooking papers, stickers and supplies. My company sold these supplies worldwide. For years I tediously explained to wholesale buyers and retail customers in North America how to pronounce the name of my company Bisous (bee-zoo) and also what it means, “little kisses” and why I chose it as the name of my company.
I have lived in France. My husband is from Nice. I met him while living in France.
I speak French every other day at home.
So you see Christine, I actually do know what the word “bisous” means.
It is similar to people from North America signing XOX, XX or kisses and their name.
I know that.
I realize I’m signing my name this way and despite your complaint that it “just sounds silly” I will continue to do so for as long as it pleases me.
Thanks again for your concern Christine. I’m glad you commented in such an insightful well researched manner. If ever there is a time that you would like me to visit your blog and do the same for you just let me know. I’d be happy to help you out.
Would you make the extra effort to criticize someone over something so trivial?
Or would you believe that in fact you are doing them a favour by showing them how ridiculous they are?