Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Eiffel Tower Tuesday: Jack Off Lanterne


La Mom couldn't wait until Frenchy Friday to post this baby (so I made up Eiffel Tower Tuesday).

Jack Off Lanterne?!

Quick! Get La Ferme de Gally a native English speaking intern to review their point-of-sales materials. This one's a jewel (and it's already been sent to The Ellen DeGeneres Show by the way *wink*).

Say it with me now, "Oh la la!"

La Mom thought about translating the slip-up to the Gally Farm manager. Then I reconsidered as I watched several American families who came to the "pumpkin patch" pass by the signs giggling.

So fellow Anglophone expats - this will be our little secret, right? Let's let the Frenchies think they have English Halloween vocabulary mastered.

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23 comments:

Paris Atelier said...

Ahahaha!!! I can't stop laughing!
xoxo
Judith~

Kasia Dietz said...

VERY funny! Somehow it fits. Can't wait for Letterman to find this!

Sweet Freak said...

lol! That is too good and appropriate. Of course I can't laugh too hard because god knows how many ridiculous phrases I've unknowingly said and written.

Thanks for making my day!

Susan said...

Oh lalalalalala hahahaha!

Delana said...

So funny! Since I'm usually the one making mistakes like that in French, it does my heart good to see the French do it! Bravo!

Dovelily said...

Oh, dear, lol. Good one!

g said...

this is just too too funny!! so glad you did not wait to share this french faux pas-- too funny!! g

Paris Paul said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for a much needed laugh on a strike day! :-)

Kiki said...

that's hilarious. lost in translation, right? thanks for sharing La Mom and take care.
ps - will you be writing a post about the protests? i would like to know your opinion/s.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

WE fell on the floor laughing!!!!!You really started my day off right! I'm glad you didn't say anything......... Hysterical Maryanne xo

à la parisienne said...

A little blow to the French pride! Very funny!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

That is hilarious!! What an unfortunate translation error ;-)

Lisbeth said...

Send it to Ellen Degeneres to please! SHe does a whole segment on this stuff as well and it seems to be easier to get them on. My sis got a good one on there from Australia.

Danielle Sinclair-Whitby said...

tears streaming down my face over this!!! I love it - Merci!!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Mmmmmm, so much for the jolly. What about the riots over there?

I'm amazed that French blogs can simply pay no attention to what's been going on. Close eyes and it will all go away, maybe? The Economy will magically fix itself?

Interesting...

véronique Martin JOLY said...

IT'S fUNNY TI READ yOUR POST !
BEST REGARDS
VÉRONIQUE

Simony said...

Loved, loved loved your blog! I am becoming a follower today!

American in Norway said...

LMAO... great shot. thanks for sharing.

Ulrike, Dubai said...

I have just discovered your blog and truly adore it! I am a German expat living in Dubai, but British husband's French company is thinking about sending us to Paris in the next couple of years. We are trying to learn French at the moment and I am so pleased that I can learn some day-to-day expressions, plus a few swear words from you ;-)) Our teacher is not very forthcoming with those..
Hopefully by the time we move to Paris, I will have all the insider info on how to best live there from you. Keep up the good work!

nmaha said...

Hehehehe........

Jennifer said...

Hilarious!! I love when these cross-linguistic moments happen. It's oddly charming!!

Anonymous said...

ha ha, you sexy pumpkin!

could it be Rachida Dati who writes shop signs?

Mimi said...

That was pretty happening day & I enjoyed a lot there. I was there last time in October,enjoyed prebooking from paris tours providers. And it saved lots of time.

 

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