Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Alors.

We have had a Frenchman* staying at our house for the last few nights. I tell this to my girlfriends and the first thing they ALL ask is:

"Is he cute?" **

Who cares if he's cute!?!? It's all about ze beautiful accent, non?

Thees ees 'im. 'Is name ees Laurent. (Or De-won if you are Cherub)

He also plays the didgeridoo.




*backpacker who worked in the bike shop with Fixit then travelled halfway round Australia - he needed a bed before he flew back to France.
**in some cases the question was immediately followed up with : "is he single?"

24 comments:

  1. I bet HE would come up with a better demonstration than a finger in the mouth :0
    (although, I suppose it's all in le technique)

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  2. Didn't do it for me, Aunty, but then I prefer my men clean-shaven.

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  3. One of my fist b/f's was a Belgian by the name of Laurent - it was prounounced "L'horr" sorta, with a phlegm'y back-of-throat ending.

    My best friend of this time was also a Belgian Laurent, of the female variety - pronounced differently, but luckily she went by "laura" ;)

    I loved my friend, but I think I only liked L'horr for his sexy accent.

    i'm cheap like that :)

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  4. pour-quoi est-ce que vous n'invitez moi pour le dinner avec l'homme francais?
    vous etes une tres mal ami n'est-ce pas

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  5. Oh lord here goes my terrible french then..

    Puisque l'homme français n'a pas mangé avec nous.

    Mais il a dormi dans votre lit.


    I 'ave washed ze sheets, though

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  6. Nah, french accent is not my thing. Bit too Inspector Clouseau.

    There is however a customer who comes into my shop and he is a tall handsome man with a gorgeous deep Scottish accent that has me entranced.

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  7. That is how my Ashleigh will have to speak all year next year...when she leaves home...and I don't get to go...and she has a life without me in it...and I miss her, but she doesn't miss us...

    He only looks ok. I'm not impressed and my daughter won't be either!

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  8. Hmm, my French is a little rusty.
    Where did you say he is sleeping?
    In Nell's bed?

    I was once in love with an Austrian accent. I mean an Austrian.. ahh bugger it, what H&B said.

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  9. Just that last bit though.

    I never met L'horr

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  10. And it would be completely inappropriate of me to link this post with the - ah - mood that inspired the need for the previous post, wouldn't it?

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  11. Mais oui! L'homme français arrivee ze day after ze leetle accident.

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  12. The only french I remember is Oui, Non, and counting... Un, deux, trois... But I can READ well enough to know that... Laurent and Nell are sleeping together?! Way to go Nell! Maybe I don't read French that well either after all.

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  13. French accent and a diggerydoo - what more could a sane woman require!
    Cheers

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  14. I hope Climber gave a good demonstration of that large instrument!

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  15. It's uncanny what an accent will make sane women do. I married Frenchman and I swear I didn't understand a thing he said for the first week or so after we met.

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  16. Goodness - I take a little break away from the blogs and the stuff that happens in a couple of days - from the MAP (and tee shirts and dvds and books) to bearded didgeridoo playing frenchmen - there must be somewhere you can submit this storyline...

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  17. The Frenchman is sleeping with Nell?

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  18. He looks fairly cute to me, but then again, I've been married for nearly 10 years, plus I'm an unashamed francophile!

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  19. OK we are BFFFs again, since he didn't stay for dinner.
    And NO I AM NOT SLEEPING WITH THE FRENCHMAN. He is in "my" (the spare) bed.
    BTW is that the vacuum cleaner pipe the Cherub is playing ?

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  20. Jenny of Nth Fitzroy (for now)Thu Aug 16, 09:30:00 pm GMT+10

    Hey Nell,
    Sounds like you protesteth too much you dirty dog. Waaaaay to go! He looks pretty cute to me.

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  21. Ahh J'adore the french accent, but alas the MrV is diabolical at French.

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  22. haha i just stumbled upon your blog but either those french backpackers all look alike or i am very suspicious that that one and his french friend were guests at a friend of mines house last year sometime. all i remember was they were very smelly frenchies!

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