about me


Pascal Tréguer


My name is Pascal Tréguer, I am a French citizen. I graduated in French literature and linguistics from the University of Nantes and the Sorbonne. After teaching French as a foreign or second language in various countries (Ireland, Fiji, Tonga, New Caledonia, Romania, Britain) for most of my adult life, I am now living in Lancashire and devoting my time to uncovering the stories behind words and phrases. I am in particular trying to expose the falseness of many etymologies flourishing in books and on the Internet.