[Homeroast] Happy President's Day

Ryan M. Ward silvercro_magnon at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 18 03:33:59 CST 2010


Yes, Dawn (The old tasting room manager) and I used to joke about that literal translation all the time. Very funny(the geometric difference between a saucer and a cigar would lead one to believe that they would never be used to refer to the same object).

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> Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 22:42:17 -0800
> From: doughoople at gmail.com
> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] Happy President's Day
> 
> YES!!! Le Cigare Volant!! The only wine that I know of whose name translates
> into the flying saucer!!!
> 
> The flying cigar, actually, and I didn't know that's what they called it.
> 
> It's pretty funny, too, because a flying saucer in profile probably does
> look like a cigar.
> 
> It sounds awfully quaint, the French named an alien spaceship after
> something familiar and comforting, something you'd find around the house.
> How sweet!
> 
> Oh, wait... we call it a 'flying saucer,' which must seem as sweet and silly
> to the French as 'flying cigar' seems to us! :)
> 
> Doug
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