|À la Français?....
||[Oct. 2nd, 2006|01:32 pm]
A Word to the Wise
Most people here tell me 'you're not learning French, you're learning Québecois'- bearing that in mind, here's a small sample of Québecois slang, learned in the last few days....
to be bandé is to have a hard-on (learned this when i was trying to tell hubby that bumblebee gobies were striped)
un tronche a nerd
être chaud (rather than to 'avoir chaud') to be drunk (rather than to feel hot).
Which sort of nerd? The all-encompassing term, the computer-related one, the studious individual or simply the gaunt guy with glasses?
Bumblebee gobies... Stripy: avec bandes? So where does bandé come from?
lol, well Alex gave me the term when i was describing the new member of our class, who is very much a gal who likes to shoot her hand in the air and cry 'finissent, finissent!' ..... so your general class0nerd who likes to say it before everyone else, even when she's not asked ;)
well 'bande' is just a stripe, but you can't say 'stripey' using it, as you say you have to say 'avec bandes', Alex says 'rayé' is the thing most people would say... as for 'bandé' it's the pp of 'bander' which is to bandage, bend, or tense a muscle.... so now it becomes more apparent! it's really bizarre though, as it can also mean to blindfold when you say 'bander les yeux à quelqu'un' ..... which makes me have various images of getting jabbed in the eye to be quite honest! :$
hmm.... i'm reluctant to use the word, it seems to me to only be applicable to boys at private schools decades ago, regardless of popularity (though often unpopular)....
at least that's my impression. anyways, this girl wears a jumper with cavorting animals knitted around it in a band.... (although to be honest, i'm starting to see the emergence of a worrying trend in patterned knitted goods here in Canada, as the colder weather wears on.... )
I was in TKMAxx this morning, and it's happening here again too...
nooooo! save us from the evil prancing sweater deer, plee-eee-eeeeeaaaasseee!!!
Ah, makes more sense now :D