Champion or Mushroom? Misunderstandings and False Friends (English/French) I get confused over the French word for champion, le champion and the French word for mushroom, le champignon. While on a trip to France I was playing boule. I won and ended up embarrasing myself by saying 'I am the mushroom'. *** (Sent by: David) ... Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/yoursay/false_friends/french/i_am_the_champignonenglishfrench.shtml