Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Premier Semaine du Cours

Hey gang,

So I have decided in order to be the more efficent I am going to make a list of things I have notices over the past couple of weeks that you might find interesting in no particular order.  I am calling them "Funny French Facts".  Enjoy!

Funny French Facts:
  1. There is no sun in France.  I have yet to see it anyway.
  2. Because of this, the French don't wear sunglasses.  This sucks cause I bought 4 pairs for the trip.
  3. ALL French people wear scarfs.  All of them.  They don't have to look good or be functional, they just have to be worn at ALL TIMES.
  4. The French can make work Fashions NO ONE ELSE CAN.  I saw a woman wearing bedazzled acid-wash denim bell-bottoms to work the other day.  You know didn't look terrible on her.
  5. Homeless Frenchmen have dogs.  It definately makes be want to give them money just so they will buy dog buscuits.  
  6. The popular American Social Networking site "FACEBOOK" when pronounced with a French accient sounds like the French phrase "Fesse Bouc" which means "Goat Ass."  Therefore a lot of French teenagers and 20-somethings call "Facebook" "Goat Ass" as a joke.  This includes when writing it which can be very confusing.
  7. Even people on the Metro are going to be better dresses than you.  Every time.
  8. Unlike in NY or Boston you DO push the button to have the bus driver stop at your stop.  If you don't you may go from your very rich neighborhood in the 16th quickly into the woods outside the city known for transexual prostitutes and drugs.  
  9. There are no dryers in France.  The French think they ruin your clothes.
  10. Everything around you may be written in English (ads, posters, flyers...) but don't be fooled, no one wants to talk to you in English here.
  11. "J'ai hate," though it may not look like it, means "I can't wait!"
  12. People really do shower less in France, but they double up on the cologne.  
  13. French boys think American girls are easy.  Don't be that biddy that proves them right.
  14. The French ALSO have crazy overly enthusiastic gay lit professor that talk to fast.  This would be cool if French was my first language.
  15. "All Roads Lead to Rome" works in Paris if you substitute the Eiffel Tower.  Still, it could be a long walk.  By law it is the tallest building in Paris and you can see its lights at night from almost anywhere.
  16. I saw a bunch of Twinky French guys on the Metro the other night singing Ke$ha.  Though Ke$ha isn't popular here AT ALL, she has her niches. 
And thats all I have for now.  Questions?  Comments?  Concerns?