The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1003400
Posted By: Rapparee
16-Aug-03 - 08:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Not having seen hide nor hair of my sister for a year or more, she might fait la pisse bleu. Ou verte, ou blanche, ou noire, ou fuschia. Not having seen her doesn't mean that she's not okay, just that I haven't seen her.
Anyway, I'm back from Boise and ready to continue my duties as Official Translator From French To English Or At Least American. As I was saying to someone just the other day, "Tant pisse, mon ami, le sacrebleu est la belle demoiselle qui passe la-bas est la voisinne du Jacques. Maintenant, hola Isabelle! Como esta? Ich du gedanke!"
Well, naturally they replied, "Dumheit! Scheisskopf! Tete du merde! Tonto! Cabeza de caca!" Which, of course, was a wonderful paen to my linguistic ability. Indeed, one of them, a PhD in Modern European Languages, even went so far as to say that my perspicacity, modality, and all-around smarts made me the single most cunning linguist he'd ever met. Needless to say, it's seldom that such a compliment is handed to me, and I was duly modest in taking bows.