It loses something, translation or original...
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 95 22:50:14 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: It loses something, translation or original...
From: Kerry Blech <PMG297@KBCT.bems.boeing.com>
Sheila and I, when in France in 1986, were being maligned by members of a
Breton band, "La Chasse Gallant." Our French was not good enought to suit
them (beyond the fact that we were communicating somewhat with our host
Alsatians, and Sheila got us through Germany with her high school version
of that, and we managed to get through Italy with her pidgeon Italian, and
the fact that she is/was rather fluent in Macedonian slang and could get
by with some related Croatian). So, in riposte, we accused them of not
having a sense of humor.
Whereupon, the bombarde player, in heavily-accented "English" (barely
recognizable as such) proceeded with a pantomime and a few words:
"Green-Green" he looks at a table+
"Yellow?" he picks up an imaginary phone and
holds it to his ear+
"White?" he looks incredulous, pulls his hand away
from his ear and stares at it for a second+
"Pink!!!" he slams his hand down onto the table, emphatically+
So, there, they did prove that the French have no sense of humor.
Am I black-balled from FUN_PEOPLE now? See ya later.
© 1995 Peter Langston