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November 24, 2010

How to make a French person laugh

When asked why you decided to come to France, tell them, "J'ai voulu beaucoup des aventures avant de me marier."  Literal translation: "I wanted to have many adventures before getting married." What it really means: "I wanted to be very promiscuous before getting married."

Ask for une trompette (trumpet) when what you want is une trombone (paperclip).

During a conversation about Thanksgiving, tell your French friend how hard it is to be far from your amants (lovers) instead of your bien-aimés (loved ones).

Give your height in kilometers.

When politely motioning someone to go in front of you, tell them "Va t'en!" (get the frick out) instead of "Allez-y!" (go ahead).

5 comments:

  1. HAHAHAHHAHAHAH! You are killing me, Nina. Mind if I do a similar post (and give you credit for the idea)?

    Such good experiences...

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  2. This is hilarious! Mange du poisson et non pas du poison pour celebrer le Thanksgiving:)
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and to your friends from frozen PDX.
    Anne

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