#penuriecarburantdansunfilm became France's top Twitter trend this week as people hit by the current fuel shortage turned to humour, spoofing film titles in social media.
Popular titles include Pump Friction, Fuel Monty, TOTAL Recall and Last and Furious...
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Just back from a visit to my local French coiffeur where I was asked whether Madame would like a "shampooing" and a "brushing". How cute! But what is it with the French and ....ING?!? Taking franglais to another level they have unwittingly invented a whole new set of English words. Here's a list of some that come to mind - and since no-one seems to do Top 10s any more, this is my Edgy Top 13 instead ;)
...... pleased to see The Local France running this item on 1 June! - read their illustrated version here
After brushing, my favourites are parking and footing. Feel free to add yours here. Other reader adds elsewhere include le grand standing (as in un appartement de grand standing), le bowling, le snacking, and the bang on-trend re-looking ;-)
Top 13 Corrupted INGS
L'après-shampooing = conditioner
Le brushing = blow-dry
Le camping = camp site
Le dressing = walk-in wardrobe
Le fooding = the art of cooking
Le footing = jogging
Le parking = car park
Le planning = schedule
Le pressing = dry-cleaners
Le shampooing = shampoo
Le standing = quality
Le string = g-string
Le training = tracksuit
Clever little video. Who knew that "Denim" owes its names to Nimes, and "mortgage" comes from a French legal term meaning "death pledge"? Please add your comments here on facebook.
Wait..! You pack and ship WHAT exactly?!?
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The seasons often merge here in the foothills of the Alps but these daffodils are proving pretty hardy. The official Geranium Day is something like May 18th. That's when all the locals dress their window boxes after the risk of frost has passed... normalement ;-)
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