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Monday, May 30, 2005

the French say "non!"

Oh zut alors! and quel dommage!
Monsieur Chirac, the big fromage,
Has found his hopes a mere mirage,
And all his talk but persiflage
As France's voters choose to dodge
New Europe's Constitution

Oh sacre bleu! Mais non! Euille vaît! *
The progress of Fraternité
Has hit a little bump today
And all the voting went the way
Of hanging onto Liberté.
So vive la dévolution!

A gallic shrug, a "c'est la vie,"
Is really all there is to c'est.
It's "non", not "aye"; or "I", not "oui";
Turn back from Avenue Fortie **
And take a walk down Rue Dider. **

If unfamiliar with this * French exclamation or these ** Parisian streets, pronounce them slowly.


Blogger the grocer's daughter said...

Doesn't everything sound better in French?

11:14 AM  
Blogger nightquill said...

May we.

8:16 PM  

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