Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Friday, September 9, 2011

Silly sausage

At the beginning of the summer, C, in a fit of excitement about using our balcony grill, bought what can only amount to a boatload of merguez sausages. But since summer never really made much of an appearance here in Paris, we haven't made much of a dent in it.

They are however predicting nice weather for tomorrow, so we decided to invite a few friends over for a BBQ. C was all excited and said "Yes! We can say it's a sausage party".

I'm telling you people, if you did not just bust out laughing, you must be dead.

I just about rolled on the floor, while C said "What? What is so fun-nee??"


This second one I already posted on Twitter, but it still cracks me up. C has a tendency to pronounce "focus" as "f*ck-us". Apparently this is a common problem for French language speakers, and it never fails me to crack me up every time, especially since he can't seem to remember the proper pronunciation now.

Foo-coos?
Foo-cus?
Fo-cous?
Fu-cos?

And they say French is hard.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Sarah said...

I did, I snorted. Too funny! What a treasure he is. Hope you have a lovely barbecue.

September 9, 2011 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

LOL!

One of the little girls I tutor doesn't like to drink Coke. No matter how many times I correct her, she keeps saying, "I don't like cock." It's hard not to laugh.

September 9, 2011 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger la fille en rose said...

i teach my students to pronounce focus like faux-kiss. they always remember that one!

September 9, 2011 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger L'Aussie said...

Ha! I just returned from Paris in summer and the temp. was the same here in Australia at the end of winter. Funnee. Yes, in one of my books about the french language it says how the vowels are stressed much more sharply, so 'Hand around the sheets' becomes 'Hand around the s*its'. Love the language...

Denise

September 10, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

well sure honey, we can put that on the invitations

September 10, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Sabina said...

thanks for stopping by my blog ~ enjoyed checking yours out too! :)

September 10, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Quantumhollapena said...

I LOVE THIS. Holy crap, how much fun is it to be with this guy?? I can only imagine the hilarity if you guys have kids!!

September 12, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Sedulia said...

My daughter was in an English class with a teacher who (didn't know she was anglophone and) kept saying, "This year, we must fuck us." She said she had to put her head down on her desk she was laughing so hard.

September 18, 2011 at 5:07 AM  

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