Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Crazy French Grammar


When we were younger, in Zimbabwe and later in England, our friend Barry Dock started a running grammar joke. It involved creating verbs out of nouns, in the American manner of "burglarize" instead of the simple "rob".

Instead of putting your trousers on you would "entrouserlate" your legs.
Instead of cutting the bread you would "enknifulate" it.

Hours of endless fun.

In France they do it for real. Instead of asking "Do you still have a cold?" they ask "Are you still encolded?" Est-ce que t'es toujours enrhumé?


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