Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Monday, May 19, 2008

I am 56.

One of the things that's been niggling me about moving to Paris is the changing of departments. I mean, I've lived in Morbihan for almost five years now - it's MY department. I am Morbihannaise. Le 56 is my number.

It's been so engrained in me - everyone knows 44's are bad drivers, and that 22's are hicks (kind of like North Dakotan & Wisconsin drivers, lol). And don't even get me started on anyone with a 75 - then you automatically know to watch out. You know, parisien, tête de chien; parigot, tête de veau, and all that jazz. And now I'm going to be one of them! :-)

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16 Comments:

Blogger MISS YURI said...

you're a 56aise in 75--only once you buy a summer home in the 56 that you drive to with your 75-plated 4x4 are you a 75arde!

May 19, 2008 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Antipodeesse said...

Darlin', you forgot to say that the 77s are totally cool!

May 19, 2008 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger misschris said...

Yes so true. 74 --and we never change our tags when we move. It just doesn't feel right. We've had the same plates for ten years and through a lot of moves! Changing tags feels so permanent.

May 19, 2008 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Eh alors??!! Bienvenue chez le Parisians!! Hehehe... I met some guys from the north at LAX and they had that Ch'tis accent.. I caught it right away... though I hadn't yet seen the film!! What an accent!! Anyhow, we aren't really talking about accents, but bad drivers.. They exist EVERYWHERE in France... Given the permit de conduire is actually a license to legally be a BAD driver!!! I'm 92.. What am I called??? I think you will be cool to be a 75!! It awaits you... Who wants to be a Morbid-whatever... hehehe... Watch out though for the driving in Paris... and it's surrounding areas.. SUCKSSSSS!!!!
See you soon!!! Leesa

May 19, 2008 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger katiez said...

I'm an 85. I rally hated giving up my Andorran plates :-))

May 19, 2008 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger PutYourFlareOn said...

I'm a 75 and I'm not that bad, really. It depends on the number that comes afterwards, really.... so, to be clear, I am a 75013. Now... what can you say about the la treize?

May 19, 2008 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I'm a 17. Or I used to be!

May 19, 2008 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Bee Ean said...

ah I never knew that 44 is considered bad driver. I heard that they will standardize the license plate and at the end it won't show the department anymore. I'm eager to get rid of this 44, it means double death in Chinese! Imaging living in a city of death.

May 19, 2008 at 6:49 PM  
Blogger Ginger said...

*Laughs* Ahhh ? The French drivers are worse than Massachusetts drivers ? I will find out this summer !!!

Mmmm, tell me someone ... what are the cliches about 29's then ? I must know ! Fun can be had !

Cheers !!!!

May 19, 2008 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger ViVi said...

I don't know WHAT you're talking about!

Love,
10
;)

May 19, 2008 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Stratford Girl said...

I was a 38 and then a 22 and I'm not a hick ;-)

May 19, 2008 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Kim/Thomas said...

haha, thomas mum always sends him shirts and stuff with 64....no one gets it here...i tried to explain it's like 90210 ;)...thats the only zip code comparrison we have!

what are 64's known for????

May 19, 2008 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger emaleejayne said...

Allez 35! :)

May 19, 2008 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger eastcoastsnob said...

I lived in the 92 and worked in the 77...so on average I was an 84.5. Is there an 84? My landlords were amazing, but the 92 prefecture was HELL. Melun was great for work but not much to do in the 77 after certains hours. So I was quite thankful for 75 between the two. It kept me going and I was always entertained. You'll love it!!!

May 20, 2008 at 5:01 AM  
Blogger Loulou said...

I'm a 34-aise and it would be bizarre to have to change!
I know exactly how you feel.

May 20, 2008 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Princesse Ecossaise said...

I was a 16 for a year but what are 78's best known for? I've a feeling I'll be a 78 for a while now.

May 20, 2008 at 6:29 PM  

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