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Gout in a box?

posted 22 May 2014, 16:35 by Sandra Kirby   [ updated 22 May 2014, 16:36 ]
I went out to buy some treats for a National Office staff meeting this morning – and the box offered me goût.
We had a bit of fun thinking about gout in a box!
Goût (pronounced gu) is French for taste – so “de bon goût” means in good taste - not "gout is good" which it really isn't!
Goût, it turns out , is quite frequent in French idiom:
à chacun son goût
chacun son goût
à chacun ses goûts, and 
chacun ses goûts all mean exactly the same thing - roughly translates as "each to their own taste" - or let's acknowledge the differences between people
If you want to discuss the arthritic condition we know as gout in France you would speak of la goutte.