Claude L. replied to alexis buisson's discussion French Spelling Bee - What do you think?
"Franchement, je ne vois pas l'intérêt de copier les anglophones sur ce terrain. S'ils ont des spelling bees, c'est que leur problème est de se savoir et de se rappeler comment s'écrit un mot, indépendamment de tout contexte, question qui n'a souvent…"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. commented on Music Box Films's blog post Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu Star in François Ozon’s “Potiche”
"Zut, il manque la Divine Ludivine!"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. commented on Julia Frey's blog post Amuse-Bouche No. 20: A la recherche du beau temps: today all Gaul is dotted with dripping rain.
""But when it's raining cats and dogs in English, the French abandon zoology": I beg to disagree, Julia.
What about "Il pleut comme vache qui pisse"?
Another one you might like: "Il fait un vent à décorner tous les cocus de France et de Navarre."
Put…"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. replied to Daniel Abrams's discussion Looking for French People Willing to Be Interviewed About Love, Sex & Dating
"Hi
I really don't have anything to say, except a word of warning for Frenchmen going on their first date with an American woman: it's going to be worse than a JOB INTERVIEW. Dress properly, act like a gentleman (walk around the car to open her door)…"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. commented on Julia Frey's blog post Amuse-Bouche No. 19: La paperasserie (red tape) -- How do you say “Catch 22” in French?
"Il y a aussi le 22 à Asnières ... Je suppose que les jeunes ne connaissent pas et ne comprendraient pas. Et "Le 22 septembre, aujourd'hui je m'en fous", de Brassens.
Why 22? For what it's worth, see "Explanation of the novel's title" in Wikipedia…"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. commented on Julia Frey's blog post Amuse-Bouche No. 19: La paperasserie (red tape) -- How do you say “Catch 22” in French?
"Ah, non, messieurs Collins et Robert! "A tous les coups on perd", c'est "a lose-lose situation", où on a LE CHOIX entre des lignes de conduite qui mènent toutes à l'échec. Avec Catch-22, on n'a pas le choix, IL FAUT remplir simultanément des…"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. commented on Julia Frey's blog post Amuse-Bouche No. 19: La paperasserie (red tape) -- How do you say “Catch 22” in French?
"Le 22 à Asnières, c'est un des grands classiques de Fernand Raynaud, dont le charme est particulièrement désuet. Malheureusement, je n'en trouve qu'une très mauvaise version sur DailyMotion et une, qui a l'air très bien mais qu'il faut télécharger…"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. commented on Julia Frey's blog post Amuse-Bouche No. 19: La paperasserie (red tape) -- How do you say “Catch 22” in French?
"Encore un mot de Claude L.
Excusez-moi, mais je ne vois pas où est la litote, puisque vous convenez avec moi que le mec n'a aucune animosité contre la nana. Il n'a d'ailleurs sans doute aucune "passion romantique" à avouer ou à nier, il est…"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. commented on Julia Frey's blog post Amuse-Bouche No. 19: La paperasserie (red tape) -- How do you say “Catch 22” in French?
"PS: I'm not saying a love-hate relationship is one where one person loves the other and is paid in return with hate; I'm just saying I don't see one in "Je t'aime, moi non plus"."
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. commented on Julia Frey's blog post Amuse-Bouche No. 19: La paperasserie (red tape) -- How do you say “Catch 22” in French?
""Am I wrong?" It's not for me to say. It may very well be that people are using "Je t'aime, moi non plus" to describe one person's ambivalence about another, I just think it's obviously not what Gainsbourg had in mind -- and it's certainly not what…"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. commented on Julia Frey's blog post Amuse-Bouche No. 19: La paperasserie (red tape) -- How do you say “Catch 22” in French?
"Good story. Rule of thumb: if a fonctionnaire or a civil servant or anybody gleefully exerting their power gives you a hard time, come back another day, talk to someone else and everything will work out fine.
I was disappointed, however, at not…"
Aug 21, 2019
Claude L. left a comment for Françoise Donini Pizard
"Bonjour! Sympa, la retraite?"
Aug 21, 2019