There isn't an exact equivalent in French, but he remained determined to find a way round the problem. On handing in his work, he announced. "I did what you always say, and put in as near a version as I could find in the vocabulary book." And indeed he had.
According to his translation, fans at Celtic-Rangers matches are treated to "crepes et cafe creme" at half-time. It's good to know that the European dimension is alive in Glasgow schools.