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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000497.txt from 2001/05

From: "Tony Wakefield" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] French Idioms
Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 15:40:49 -0400

> There's an even worse idiomatic trap in French than "embrasser." If
> visiting a family and the little daughter comes into the room, you are
> perfectly idiomatic and proper if you say "baise moi" ("kiss me"). You're
> also perfectly idiomatic, but highly improper, if you ask her to "donne
> un baiser," which means not "give me a kiss" but "give me a [particular
> of oral sex]."
> Avec les sinceres amities.
> Ken Shaw

I`m sure there are even progressively worse dangerous traps when one meets a
French daughter, - or any daughter anywhere, where unfamiliar nuance of
language is potentially lethal, when one is orally unsure.

So - who is not going to give me a kiss then?

And finally, to Ken I say, (in English, it`s safer), I like your nodes, and
what you say happens to them when you swing them from a tree!

Tony W.

(Don`t all rush at once, but I dare say I could stretch across the pond for
one or two of you).

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