Ok, Eric, you've had the last word on un économe!
Now, tell me, are you one of those canif-carrying Frenchmen?
I met some of OH's friends from his table-tennis club. In fact, I was invited one night to eat with them. Would you know, to a man, they had a knife and, in no time at all, were slicing rondels of baguette and saucisson.
So what knife do you favour? Un opinel, un laguoile? Well, what other types of pocket-knives are there? This is a serious question as I always used to carry a penknife for peeling my lunch apple in the days when I was still working in the UK and my colleagues were horrified and said I could be arrested for carrying it.
N'allez pas trop vite - Proust