Because all the butter, black alcohol, and bees are already being eaten by the humans.
Pomme(pronunciation: P - OH - M)=Apple Pain(pr: P - EH - N)=Bread P.S: In "pain" the "n" needs to be VERY SLIGHTLY pronounced.
This may or may not help, but une pomme means apple, une pomme de terre is a potato (apple of the earth). Le pain is just bread. "Pain perdu" or "lost bread," is essentially what we Americans call French bread or French toast! Yummy!
(Lagniappe: Pan means bread in Spanish.)
Le and la both contract to L' in front of a word starting with a vowel. La araignée -> l'araignée.
To my ears the "gnée" sounds just like the spanish "ñ" (ñe). While rare, this sound does exist in English, mainly in words borrowed from Italian (lasagna is the only one that comes to my mind). You don't actually pronounce the G or the N in that word, it's a different sound altogether. Try applying it to an E sound, rather than A like in lasagna, and you'll be in the right path.