Date: Fri, 9 Dec 1994 12:17:19 -0600 From: debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIUC.EDU Subject: Re: boot and bonnet When I fulbrighted in France back in '78 we had an old Renault 6. The French word for sparkplug is "bougie" (literally, candle). One of my French colleagues in the English Department at Poitiers asked my one day, when I had trouble starting the car, if the candles were ok. I've come to prefer that translation, though my knowledge of the internal combustion engine has not increased much in the interim. Dennis -- Dennis Baron debaron[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of English 217-333-2392 University of Illinois fax: 217-333-4321 608 South Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801