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Subject:Explaining silliness
Time:12:37 pm
I've been chatting with someone from France. He knows a little bit of English, and I know a very little bit of French.

I jokingly sent him a fairwell of, "Au revoir. A bientot. Toodles." He asked me to explain toodles, and I said it was a very silly way of saying goodbye.

He then asked me to explain silly, and I drew a blank.
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pmmarcov
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Time:2007-02-22 09:09 pm (UTC)
yes...the language stuff IS fun. I had to explain to a certain German what T&A meant. Easier than explaining "silly"...but still.
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(Anonymous)
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Time:2007-02-22 09:12 pm (UTC)
Explain silly to a French Person?

Jerry Lewis.
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ts4z
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Time:2007-02-22 09:12 pm (UTC)
Explain silly to a French Person?

Jerry Lewis.
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foomf
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Time:2007-02-22 10:32 pm (UTC)
Go for cognates.

absurdite', commedia, humoresque
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hlmt
Subject:"silly"
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Time:2007-02-23 12:18 am (UTC)
C'est une façon un peu bête, un peu légère, de dire au revoir.
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chellewoods
Subject:Skank
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Time:2007-02-23 02:40 am (UTC)
I had to explain Skanky to a person in England, that one was fun too...
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fich
Subject:Re: Skank
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Time:2007-02-23 03:31 am (UTC)
This must have been before the Spice Girls.
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chellewoods
Subject:Re: Skank
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Time:2007-02-23 04:29 am (UTC)
Heh....after I believe (1997ish?). Just so happened that night we saw a French singer open for the band we were in England to see and she was parading around screeching like a bitch in heat wearing a miniskirt and no panties (this according to an account from someone in the front row). Glowing example!
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aiglet
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Time:2007-02-23 02:59 pm (UTC)
Try "rigolo." It means "funny," but with an implication of silliness or being for children.
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