Saturday, 20 November 2010

Paris and I ~ 'Fank You Very Much'

iPhone Photo Chronicles
~ Fank You Very Much ~

Fank You Very Much, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.

Ahhh, Paris. Don't you just love it?

The wide, tree-lined boulevards; the cute little sidewalk cafés; the hint of an accordian as you munch on your piping hot baguette walking past the colourful posters for... what the..?

Ah yes, lest we forget, the totally naff, inappropriate and sometimes highly vulgar use of English words to try to make themselves sound cool.

I always remember laughing when I came from a boring English town where the local crappy little clothes shop tried to make itself sound chic by calling itself 'Mademoiselle', only to find that the exact equivalent crappy little boutique over here in Paris called itself 'Miss'.

So join with me, if you will, friends and family alike, in a rousing chorus of Lily Allen's latest hit, played at all hours, unsensored, of course, all over the French radio because they haven't got a clue what she's singing about: 'Fuck You!' everyone. 'Fuck you very very much.' Charming.

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(A Paris iPhone street photograph by Sab Will for the 'Paris and I' photo blog)


Rob said...

Now that is funny right there in print. We usually see the "eff" word as graffiti, even here in the boring homogeneous suburbs.

Sab said...

You know Rob, I find it far more shocking, in fact, when foreigners use swear words in another language, and start cringing thinking they really don't know when they can and can't use them.

Using foreign swear words in their own country takes it to a whole different level of complexity: do English speakers have the right to get offended at foreigners using our naughty words in their own country? Who knows...

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