Monday, December 17, 2007

Isn't the word 'Detroit' french?

Guy: (on cell) "I'm saying this because I'm mad. Chicago isn't Detroit. Detroit's a damn slum. Like, right now I'm in this coffee shop, uh, uh, Bain-jer. They don't speak French in Detroit."

- Bonjour Bakery, Hyde Park

-- Submitted by Michael

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Detroit means "the strait" in French. It was part of a French-controlled territory (that included Quebec) at one time. Lots of Detroit street names are French: St Aubin, Riopelle, Beaubien, Dequindre...