s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Idiom breaking

Friday, August 21, 2009

Idiom breaking

I want to start throwing (perfectly innocuous) French phrases into my casual conversation, and then say "Pardon my French."

3 Comments:

At August 22, 2009 11:55 AM, Blogger Krissy said...

I love it. Do it.

 
At August 22, 2009 12:49 PM, Blogger Melyngoch said...

Teach me some French phrases I so can do it too. (Good ones, not just "pardonnez moi" and "bonne chance" and "viva la france.")

 
At August 22, 2009 2:23 PM, Blogger Katya said...

M - I think the ideal thing is to find a phrase that could easily substitute for a swear word.

So:

"I can't believe they left behind all this s**t!"

"I can't believe they left behind this grande pagaille! (Pardon my French.)"

grande pagaille - big mess (-gaille sounds like the word "guy")

charivari terrible - terrible ruckus or din

aga├žant - annoying or irritating

 

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