Thursday, February 19, 2009

Could somebody please tell me

why the French call gear hobs "mother strawberries"?

This has been bugging me all day.

Thank you.


The DP said...

back up the bus, what is a gear hob?

Princess Cat's Pajamas said...

Gear hobs are a tool used to cut and shape gears (we have to proofread documents about them sometimes). They call them "fraises-mères", so my guess is that there's a second definition of "fraise" in the dictionary that has nothing to do with strawberries. But I'm too lazy to go look it up. ;)