Monday, April 19, 2010

ah the French...

The flowers are blooming and spring is in full swing here in Franceland. It's my fav time of the year in France, so I thought I'd dedicate this post to the Frenchies and my favorite French words....

Funny, odd or not what'd you think words:

Tampon: tampon...or stamp. Yes, please just picture for a minute how awkward it is for an anglophone to walk into a French craft store and ask if they have any rubber stamps...

Bras: arm :)

Arme: gun or weapon

Car: a bus

Bus: a bus...confusing right?

Doudou: pronounced 'doo doo' it actually means stuffed animal...

Ananas: no, not french for bananas...actually pineapple :)

Pamplemousse: could they have come up with a funnier sounding

word to say grapefruit?

Blesser: not bless, hurt....

Cave: basement actually

Chair: flesh!

College: middle school...

Crayon: a pencil

Dot: dowry

Hyper: big, very

Poisson: nope, not poison--fish!

Solitaire: not the game--lonely. Although maybe they're
not incompatible...

Hilarious words stolen and then modified from English:

a "brushing": getting your hair styled
a "shampooing": no, not pronounced shampoo-ing but
'shampwhoh' with a Frenchy accent
a "relooking": any guesses? this one took me months to
figure out it means a makeover!
a "parking": a parking lot...hmm, did someone get lazy and
leave off the end?
"pom pom girl":a cheerleader

Well, that's what I've got for now...