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cocofromdijon Jan 14th, 2007 09:01 AM

How to cop the parisian attitude
A French TV program just talked about this website and I'm sure it should be very interesting for the ones who're going to Paris soon... (or even to France in general)

And especially

georgiegirl Jan 14th, 2007 03:28 PM

Coco, I like it. Actually, I have seen the BOF gesture many times. Another gesture I like is those oui et non by the breathing in or out through the mouth. One year I was around my French family for a week, I almost got those right.

Tiff Jan 14th, 2007 03:44 PM

Hi Coco, I haven't 'seen' you for a long time and just wanted to say bonjour! Hope all is well with you.
Best wishes.

nytraveler Jan 14th, 2007 05:38 PM

These are new? At least half of them are used by my kids and their friends (usually sarcastically - imitating people who are passe). Except the pout. I think that's universal among young girls - since I used it as a teen - during the last ice age.

cigalechanta Jan 14th, 2007 05:42 PM;tid=34924980

cocofromdijon Jan 15th, 2007 12:46 AM

OOps! Thanks mimi I missed Christina's posting I'm afraid.
I thought they were universal and was very surprised to see this is typically French. (I'm glad to see that nytraveler knows them already)

For the ones of you who don't speak French can you understand when a French citizen talks to you like this? (to make sure you'll understand) I doubt now...

GG we'll practise when you come back to check if you remember them well! ;-)

Hi Tiff, I'm never far away you know but we don't answer or read the same threads that's all! :-) Bonne année!

kerouac Jan 15th, 2007 01:02 AM

Although the pictures are amusing, the website is a disaster. For example, I clicked on "local secrets" and what were they? Ladurée, Fauchon, and La Maison du Chocolat! Some secret!

cigalechanta Jan 15th, 2007 07:29 AM

Bonjour, Coco,
here is more., please :)

cigalechanta Jan 15th, 2007 07:29 AM

OOPS! Leave out th word comment.

cigalechanta Jan 15th, 2007 07:44 AM

Notice here this English girl( I assume she is) cannot get that pout to look like A French woman:

Marianna Jan 15th, 2007 07:52 AM

Funny, Italians use the same gestures (used in my own Italian family) with some other special ones thrown in!

nukesafe Jan 15th, 2007 08:30 AM

Great, Coco, and Cigalechanta! Enjoyed the gestures. I'm sure there were some even more rude ones they did not illustrate. I received a few from French Barge skippers I had offended on the canals. :-)

Cigalechanta, I don't understand the reference. "To offend the French, fondle a slice of cheese." Why one would want to fondle cheese, I don't know, but why would it offend?


cocofromdijon Jan 15th, 2007 08:33 AM

>"To offend the French, fondle a slice of cheese." Why one would want to fondle cheese, I don't know, but why would it offend?<
We would think it is crazy that's all! :-d

nukesafe Jan 15th, 2007 08:40 AM

Crazy is right, Corinne. If I was going to fondle something French, it certainly would not be cheese!


cigalechanta Jan 15th, 2007 08:40 AM

Nukesafe, no idea but I'm the wrong person to ask, I love carressing aubergines.

cocofromdijon Jan 15th, 2007 08:46 AM

LOL! I won't ask you what (or who) Dick!

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