Go ahead and call “champagne” “champagne” even if it’s not from the “Champagne” region of France

Anne Marie Wells
5 min readJan 10, 2022

Yes, I woke up and chose violence today.

Image owned by: Niels Noordhoek

I am picturing my French friends aghast at this proclamation, but this doesn’t concern you, Frenchies. This conversation is for anglophones only. Y’all do what y’all gotta do. (With a language whose word endings -é, ée, -er, -et, -es, -ai, -ais, -ait, -and aient…