In trying to write this blog in English I hope finally able to start jabber a few words in this language. I will mobilise various tools for that my text be in accordance with the rules of grammar and spelling. Thanks for your corrections and comments.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Winter Bathing




47 comments:

doreus said...

It almost (I do insist: almost) looks inviting. Are the pictures blurred on purpose?

doreus said...

I hope you don't go too far away in the water when it's that cold. How long do you stay in the water?

Momo said...

Dear Doreus, the pictures aren't blurred on purpose. Recently I lost my photo camera, and now I use another camera which be a bit defective. But, when I saw the result I was enough satisfied.

doreus said...

Well, actually, the blur somehow enhances the impression of the cold, that's why I thought it might be purposeful.

Momo said...

Thus, the random did well the things.

By the way, the title is grammatically correct ?

Momo said...

How long ? Not too much. There are some persons wich stay five minutes when the water is at 5 degrees, but they are experimented.

I prefer do it in three short times.

doreus said...

"Winter Bathing -- Water at Five Degrees" would be better. Ou encore: "Winter Bathing -- Water Temperature: Five Degrees"

doreus said...

I see you are careful with your winter baths. That is good. I just don't want you to go into hypothermia.

And since you asked for grammatical advice, when referring to people, never use the words "which" or "that". Always use "who" (subject) or "whom" (object). A friend of mine who was teaching English said, as a mnemotechnic trick: "We are not witches or thats". You can also refer to Dr. Seuss (a Canadian reference) and the "who" in "whoville" in the story The Grinch Stole Christmas.

In the preceding comment, you should have said "there are people who say...".

I must say, however, that this is a mistake many Anglophones make as well, especially around here in Alberta. It drives me nuts.

Momo said...

Thanks very much, Doreus, to take your time for correct my English. I appreciate a lot. Don't hesitate correct me when you want. It's really very useful.

Momo said...

One question, Doreus : Why the capital letter for to write the word "Five" and "Degrees" ?

doreus said...

Capitals are because, in English, it is customary to Capitalise All Important Words in a Title. I think it comes from the German capitalisation of nouns.

Momo said...

If I understood well, I have should write the others titles in this way :


- A New Moon as Monochrome Psychedelic Mushrooms

- Friendly Microscopic Entities

- My summer - Chronicle of Happy Moments - The Flat Stone

- Green Mandala of Full Moon for a Rose Window in a Hypothetical Gothic Cathedral

- Very large and Deep Longitudinal Section of the New Moon

Vertical deconstruction of the Full Moon

doreus said...

Yes, except the two titles are still missing capitals at "Large" and "Deconstruction".

Momo said...

Ok !!!!!!!! It's clair !!!

Momo said...

I wanted say, "c'est clair !"

krn said...

Oh, Momo, I return just at home and I see your new subject.

I am very amazed to see that it is about a true place of bathing. I imagined you in a wilder place.

In fact that reassures me. Is the bathing watched ?

Momo said...

Krn, in fact, in summer I will swim in a more wild place, but for the bath winter I prefer stay near to hot shower.

I don't understand this question : "Is the bathing watched ?"

krn said...

I wanted to ask if somebody else is in this place when you bathe.

Momo said...

Of course. Most time there are other people, but not always.

krn said...

But there is not a first-aid worker ?

doreus said...

KRN, I suppose you mean a life-guard?

krn said...

A life guard ? I don't know this kind of person.
Do you mean that you entrust your life to him when you go to bathe ?

patton said...

I am myself a life guard . much more a body guard ....of course I guard only a typical kind of body . I don't want to waste my time and my " substantifique moelle " at Moellesulaz . Jeu de mot nul de la France voisine .

krn said...

Momo, where are you ?

krn said...

Please, tell me when you are back.
I am at home.

doreus said...

Patton, I have a feeling you are once again distorting the meaning of the word.

KRN, "life-guard" is the person who sits at a beach or a pool in case some emergency requires his/her first-aid skills. They are generally quite attractive too. There might be a different expression in Europe of which I am not aware.

patton said...

Maitre Nageur Sauveteur , that's the french word . Since I don't swimm , I don't care of ordinary people , only pneumatic girls ...

Momo said...

Lifeguard

pour patton

moniteurs de natation , maîtres-nageuses, sauveteur, maître nageur sauveteur, gardien de plage ...

Maître-nageur [ mεtʀənaʒœʀ ]

Maître-nageur nom commun - masculin, féminin (maître-nageuse, maîtres-nageurs, maîtres-nageuses) )

S'écrit aussi: maître nageur
S'écrit aussi: maitre-nageur

Definition :

1. personne dont le métier est d'enseigner la natation (le diplôme de maître-nageur).

2. personne chargée de surveiller les baigneurs dans une piscine ou sur une plage
(la chaise du maître-nageur)


Emploi. com (offre d'emploi)

Définition du métier
En tant que maître-nageur sauveteur vous assurez la sécurité du lieu de baignade et dispensez des cours de natation à toutes sortes de publics : du bébé nageur aux personnes âgées en passant par les femmes enceintes et les groupes scolaires. Entraînement de nageurs confirmés, initiation des débutants, vous pourrez aussi encadrer des activités plus originales tel que la gymnastique aquatique, l'aquajogging, le water-polo. Principal lieu d'exercice de cette fonction : la piscine municipale. Vous aurez alors le statut de fonctionnaire territorial. Mais, selon vous goûts, vous pouvez aussi travailler au bord des plans d'eau à l'extérieur ou aux abords de piscines d'hôtel. Autre solution : vous faire employer dans des centres de remise en forme ou dans des clubs de vacances. Pour pouvoir opter pour une orientation plus sportive, il vous faudra choisir lors de votre formation une option telle que water-polo, plongeon ou natation sportive. Vous pourrez alors encadrer l'entraînement de jeunes sportifs et les préparer à la compétition.

doreus said...

Merry Christmas, Momo!

And how did you manage to find the picture for Patton? Too funny!

Momo said...

Merry Christmas, Doreus.

Ho, by random, I wrote the word "maître-nageur" in "Google pictures", it's all.

Momo said...

More lifeguards :

lifeguard 1

Lifeguard 2

Lifeguard 3

Lifeguard 4

krn said...

I enjoyed your life-guards, Momo, that of Patton is certainly convenient for him very well

well done !

Momo said...

Thanks, krn, this is my favorit too.

krn said...

How are you, Momo ?

Momo said...

Mas o menos, krn, estoy un poco triste y con ataques de panico.

La verdad, medio depre.

Y tu ?

krn said...

I am sad for you, Momo.

krn said...

Era feliz de encontrar a mi hermano.
Momo, soy allí para ti, si quieres hablar.

Momo said...

Don't worry, krn, I'm ok. Your brother ?

krn said...

My brother was married during the last 10 years with a jealous and exclusive wife who isolates me from him. He was prisoner of his wife.
They divorced recently, what allows me again to see my brother.
It is my small brother, he was born a year after you.

Momo said...

Ho, interesting. How many brother have you got ?

krn said...

I have only one brother, and a sister who is 3 years less than me.

krn said...

I love my brother and my sister. We get along well, but we are taken away some of the others.

Momo said...

I don't understood the last sentence, but don't mind, I like see that you love your brothers, I would like so much can say the same thing about my own brothers, and vice versa.

krn said...

How many brothers have you, Momo ?

krn said...

I meant, my brother and my sister were far from my home.

krn said...

I must absolutely sleep, Momo.
Last night was too short.
Tenderly yours.

Momo said...

Tenderly yours.