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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 37

Thirteen Things about Jill

13 english/french translation(a busy week again, so a short TT)

1.Seahorse... hippocampe

2.Seal...Phoque(pronounce fuck)

3. Whale... Baleine

4. Fish...poisson

5. Seaweed...Algue

6. Wave...vague

7. Jellyfish... Méduse

8. Beach ... plage

9. SAnd ... Sable

10. Shell ... Coquillage

11. Sun...Soleil


13. Boat...Bateau

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Blogger Chelle Y. said...

Pretty interesting. I guess I will not be saying, "Phoque" much. I have a seven year old who would probably repeat what I say, and then get in trouble at school for saying the "F" word! :)

6:10 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No wonder we never learned the word for seal in high school French class... Uh-huh.

However, I knew a lot of these. #2's taking Spanish, only I keep speaking to her in French, confusing things horribly. She might be tri-lingual by the time I master the Spanish. It's just so much easier to use French!

What was worse was saying Sayonara to her Spanish teacher last week. Whoa. Talk about a bit of confusion on my end...

6:30 PM  
Anonymous WFM said...

Well that was an interesting lesson and list!! I only knew about half.

7:16 PM  
Blogger No Nonsense girl said...

I'm 6-7 years old, in quebec city at the aquarium with my mom and family members...

Maman, il y a un phoque, ah un phoque, il y a un phoque...

The anglophones were looking at me like "oh my word, the girl is such a bad kid"

They were only understanding "fuck, fuck, fuck"


Phoque and fuck, same sound, totally different meanings!!! LOL!!!

7:18 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Funny...there was a perfume called Sand and Sable :-)

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Nicholas said...

The Thai for pumpkin is also pronounced fuck. Ordering it in a market is always interesting.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Lara Angelina said...

I remember years ago, a talk show host asking Louie Jourdan to say anything in French. He agreed and said several sentences that made a couple women just swoon. Turns out he said something like, "Your hair is the color of hay and you smell like sea urchin", but boy, it sounded sooooo good!! I'll never forget that-- I laughed like crazy. Everything sounds good in French -- even the bad stuff!

8:40 PM  
Blogger FRIGGA said...

Oh man, I think I just had a high school flash back. 3 years of straight A's.... I think some of those seemed vaguely familiar ;-)

9:35 PM  
Anonymous Damozel (Buck Naked Politics) said...

I don't know why, but I love the word "soleil." "Phoque," eh? I may need to incorporate it into my vocabulary....

10:03 PM  
Anonymous mayel said...

interesting! hmm will be looking forward to another list.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Rhian / Crowwoman said...

#2 is too funny! now i can run around saying Phoque and when i get weird looks i can excuse my self by saying i'm shouting "seal" in french. yeah - that would work!

5:36 AM  
Blogger Ann Aguirre said...

Interesting. Plage is fairly similar to playa, which is Spanish for beach.

7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Jill?
Do I not get credit for the "Seal" / "Phoque" request?
Look at all the entertainment it provided!

1:46 PM  
Blogger julia said...

My favourite French word in your list is 'coquillage'. A playful sound for a fanciful object.

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am on WiFi at the Ottawa airport.
Waiting for my 06:00 flight to Toronto and connecting to Yankee Land.
I am bored.
Flirt with me Jill?

8:26 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Ok, it's about time that I respond to your comments!!

Chelle y., better safe than sorry with your kid!!

Susan, Senoria!!! And uno doze, treise, quatro cinquo!!

wfm, at least you knew half!!

nonsense!! That should have been really funny for the bilingual people in there!!

Janet, that perfume should be just a taste of the ocean!!

Nicholas, fall in Thailand should be intersting in the market!!

Lara, tes cheveux sont couleur de paille et tu sens comme un oursin!!

Frigga, if you had A's you should remember more!!

Damozel, don't put the blame on me for using indesent word in public!!

mayel, I probably should do one again when I'm busy! It's an easy tt for me!!

Rhian, Behave!!! Should I'll punish you??

Ann, from what I heard of Spanish, we have a lot of similiraties!!

Rhet, you know you were the one that propose it!! Isn't that enough??

Julia, yup it is more clasier in french!!

My dear Rhet, you became polite all of a sudden?? Shouldn't you'll be flirting with a 40 years old??
Damn, I think I just saw a person wearing a Gi!!

4:02 PM  

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