It looks as if these magpies had nothing
to do but scoffing at a poor man :
watch this commercial to discover how :o)
> > > Magpies are black and white birds which not only are common in France,
but also in every continent.
Some of them are attracted to small and shiny objects
and thus have the reputation of being thieves.
Gioacchino Rossini (an Italian composer from the XIXth Century)
thought of their reputation to find the title of one of his operas,
"The Thieving Magpie" !
scoff at (V) : make fun of..., laugh at...
shiny (adj) : glossy, that shines [you know the verb... it's irregular !]
thus is a word introducing a consequence [a bit like "so", "consequently",
Except when otherwise mentioned, any part of this blog is licensed under the / Sauf mention contraire partie ou totalité de ce blogue est sous Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 France License & created / crée...