FUNNY FRENCH PHRASES: Here Is A List Of French Idioms In Use Relatively Recently In Paris.
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FUNNY FRENCH PHRASES: Here is a list of French idioms in use
relatively recently in Paris. We thought you'd like them....
FRENCH PHRASE, followed by Literal Translation, followed by
AH LA VACHE!
Oh, my Cow! (Good God!)
C'EST LA FIN DES HARICOTS.
It's the finish of the green beans. (It's hopeless.)
POSER UN LAPIN.
To leave a rabbit. (To stand someone up.)
AVOIR LE GUEULE DE BOIS.
To have a wooden face. (Have a hangover)
FAIRE UN TABAC.
Make a tobacco. (Be the toast of the town.)
FAIRE UN BOEUF.
Make a beef. (Improvise [as a jam session.])
METTRE LES VOILES.
Put on the sails. (To split.)
SE FAIRE UNE TOILE.
To make a fabric. (Go to the movies.)
COMME UN CHEVEAU SUR LA SOUPE.
Like a hair in the soup. (Something out of context.)
FAIRE UN BIDE.
To make a big belly. (To fail, flop.)
BOIRE COMME UN TROU.
Drink like a hole. (Get smashed.)
PRENDRE LE TAUREAU PAR LES CORNES.
Take the bull by the horns. (To face a problem.)
PRENDRE SON PIED.
Take his foot. (It was swell.)
C'EST LE BOUQUET.
That's the bouquet. (That's the limit.)
J'EN AI RAS-LE-BOL.
My bowl is overflowing. (I can't take it any more.)
LES CAROTTES SONT CUITES.
The carrots are cooked. (I've had it!)
FAIRE LE PIED DE GRUE.
To make like a flamingo stands. (To wait.)
MARCHER A COTE DE SES POMPES.
To walk next to your shoes. (To be out of it.)
CHERCHER DES PUCES.
To look for fleas. (To bug someone.)
ARRETE TON CHAR.
Stop your chariot. (Stop it!!)
SE FENDRE LA PIPE.
To break the pipe. (To laugh.)
METTTRE LES PETITS PLATS DANS LES GRANDS.
Put the little plates in the big ones. (Putting on the dog.)
To be stuffed. (To be bored.)
ETRE A LA COLLE.
To be glued. (To have a romantic adventure.)
ETRE UN BON COUP.
To be a good hit. (To be good in bed.)
CIEL, MON MARI!
Sky, my husband! (Caught in the act!)
(Sorry about the lack of accent marks...we're working on that!)
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (CAJUN STYLE) Day 1: Dear Boudreaux, Thanks for de bird in de Pear tree.
I fix it las' night with dirty rice. I doan tink de pear tree will grow in deswamp, so I swap it for a Satsuma....
LIFE IN THE SLAW LANE by Kip Adotta It was Cucumber the Fi
Summer was over. I had just spinached a long day and I was busheled....
100 Ways to Confuse Your Roommate 1. Insist that you are a vegetarian and protest anytime your roommate eats meat.
Then leave "Slim Jim" wrappers on the floor and lie on the bed holding your stomach everytime your roommate walks in....
The ark lands after The Flood. Noah lets all the animals out.
Says, "Go and multiply." Several months pass. Noah decides to check up on the animals....
RACIAL/ETHNIC There were these two men drinking together in a bar.
One was of Chinese extraction, the other Jewish....
How about that footage on the news yesterday of our new Commander-in- Chief on the deck of the aircraft carrier (Teddy Roosevelt?
).. After throwing one of his snappy salutes (he's *almost* got that down), I half expected him to give the order, "Let's turn this thang around....
Things to do When Bored -Wax the ceiling -Rearrange political campaign signs -Sharpen your teeth -Play Houdini with one of your siblings -Braid your dog's hair -Clean and polish your belly button -Water your dog.
..see if he grows -Wash a tree -Knight yourself -Name your child Edsel -Scare Stephen King -Give your cat a mohawk -Purr -Mow your carpet -Play Pat Boone records backwards -Vacuum your lawn -Whine -Rake your carpet -Re-elect Richard Nixon -Critique "Three's Company" -Listen to a painting -Play with matches -Buff your cat -Race ferrets -Paint your house....
What's the difference between a banjo and a(n)... Chain Saw
( 1.) a chain saw has a dynamic range. ( 2.) you can turn a chain saw off....
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