I was going to entitle this 'Room 101' but that will clash with other entries....But that's the thrust of the Post-ette.... What 3 French things would you like to see committed to Room 101? .... this, you will know as a recently 'reformatted' TV program hosted now by the inimitable Frank Skinner.
OK Here's my three.
If they haven't got an accent ( who has? ) then they don't mean anything. You can't type the s*dding language... unless you know...not only where the multitude of accents are secreted about your keyboard!!! but which way they're meant to go!!!! é as as in 'hey you!' ... or è as in 'hey you!'.
Where's the little hat one? the one that looks like a roof? ...and the silly Cédille...you know...like a sickle ..hanging under your 'C'... I mean you only need it for 'Garcon!'..what's wrong with Garson? or even Garsonne? You only use it when you are snapping your fingers for service in a Restaurant anyway!
Hardly worth having letters here at all...they throw them together to make some sort of word...which they can't be a*sed to finish off in speech...It's like they start a word...stop half way...have a Gauloise...a call on the blower...and then kinda peter out to nothing. If you are going to have a letter, at least pronounce the damn thang!!!
I'll bung numbers in here at the same time! 'quatre-vingt-dix-neuf-quatre-vingt-dix-neuf' WTF! You gotta get a calculator out to order an ice-cream with a Flake in it!!! what is the point? Soixante-dix? It's like you gotta to take your socks off to count!! What's wrong with Septant?
( which is used in parts, I understand )
Quatre-vingt-dix-neuf-quatre-vingt-dix-neuf is only used in department stores to make 100 euros look a tad cheaper. In THIS situation I always give them a Hundred bucks and say keep the change. I can't be doing with it..I haven't got all day.
Should be banned.... or a least relax the Gambling regs so the poor s*ds can go and sh*g away the rent money in a slotty!!!! They're always there..In front of me at the Tabac..when I'm gaggin' for a faggin'
" Oui, deux BIngo, Trois Black Jack" ...er Non...2 Black-Jack..Trois Bingo..."
What exactly is the French for " If you don't hurry up I am going to nut you one Madame!!!"
How many's that? dunno...I've wound me-self up now ...fag break....
Sling 'em... not used, not needed, waste of natural resources!
So, everyone what 3 things in France do you find just a little bit annoying? and if you could would you banish them to Room 101? or would that be quatre-vingt-dix-onze?