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“Et Moi, et Moi, et Moi” (“And Me, and Me, and Me”) Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

You listen to this famous and catchy French song, and you tell me if the French gentleman who wrote these lyrics back in 1966 has never been more right today than he ever was… The French singer, Jacques Dutronc, summarizes the process quite well: The narcissism and egomania of the “Baby Boomers” (his own generation…

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La Plume de Ma Tante (My Aunt’s Pen) Posted by on Apr 29, 2011

For the now-graying baby boomer generation, the title of “la plume de ma tante” often evokes some fond and vivid early childhood memories; whereas for the progeny of the “Generation X” and above (Generation Y and Z), it most likely reminds them of a rather ghastly scene of le film d’horreur (horror movie) “l’Exorciste“, which premiered…

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I Gotta Feeling… that the French are Making Fun of David ‘Duck’ Guetta! Posted by on Oct 15, 2010

It’s already la fin de semaine (the weekend), and you know what that means: Wherever you’ll be, you’ll most likely be bombarded by some really “catchy” David Guetta tunes, ragingly blasting on the radio, on TV, in a club, or if you’re real lucky, while you’re trying to do some shopping at the local mall, if not at the supermarket down the street. David Guetta (his official puppet from the…

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Still Lost in (Abréviation) Translation? (Part 2) Posted by on Sep 27, 2010

French abréviations are virtually partout (everywhere): In les journaux (newspapers), les magazines, les films (movies), les conversations quotidiennes (daily conversations), including les SMS (text messages), etc. We continue today the list of must-know French abbreviations, which we have started last week (Lost in (Abréviation) Translation? (Part 1)) À vos marques! Prêts! Partez! (Ready! Steady! Go!) * CEDEX…

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