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I Hate Boys.
This is not true.
But I hate you.
That is a fact.
"Ça cette une fact."
Oops! Is this some Joual/Montréal slang spelling? Because this actually doesn't make sense when you read it; only when you say it aloud.
Ca, c'est un fait, petit oiseau. Et je ne te deteste point.
C'est plus courant de dire "je te deteste," n'est-ce pas?
French fries, french bread, french dressing. Oui oui!
brendan is this really a poster, or did some crazy woman you woke up with leave this note next to your trousers in the morning? you would be my king if that were the case.
ce n'est pas vrai.
Je te deteste.
ca c'est un fait.
He's not your king. I saw this poster in the Seattle Weekly newstand opposite Taco Del Mar on Broadway.
Awwwwww, CUTE! J'adore les françaises!
The "c'est pas vrai" isn't correct (grammatically) but it is right for spoken French. Travel to any French country and you will hear that all the time. Almost no one puts the "ne" in front of the verb to make it negative.
But the "je deteste toi" is killing me. The person needs to take a french lesson.
Je deteste la personne qui est stupide ne savoir pas francais.
Bon soire tout le monde !
(and sorry for no accent marks on my french...)
the grammatical errors were intentional, i promise.
My apologies little bird - if those errors were in fact intentional.
ah, ma chere petite -
Ce n'est pas votre francais qui m'interesse.
Please call, I am in the book.
Votre francais n'est pas bon. Je suis Liegeois, nous parlons le bon francais.
"ne savoir pas parler francais"
Fwah Fois Fwaaaaa!
Bon matin a tous
Bon soir a tous
Reality check - c'est pas vrai is used by many, just as Fact is. Technically wrong, but it depends on where you live.
C'est mon annniversaire.
Will - felicitation
As we all know, the French are fanatics about syntax and cadence and pronunciation. If it is wrong, it is wrong.
Poor French is that. And vast numbers of the French people would never use poor French.
Slang, yes, and yes perfected insults from the streets to the drawing rooms.
But just sloppy, no.
The best French is spoken in Tours. And in Belgium in Liege.
Parisian French is taught in America, crisp, clean, lacking older elegance in verbs and adjectives.
I love the language and dream and think in it.
i didn't really intend my posters to spark passionate linguistic debates...
it's grammatically wrong, i knew it was wrong when i wrote it, and i have nothing more to say. because it's completely wrong in the right way. FACT!
@22 - who says I learned it in America?
I'll stand up for little bird. Most French speakers I know do use slang, and no one but first-year French students say "Ce n'est pas whatever." It's wrong in the correct way - agreed.
I don't care what they say about your grammar, little bird—it's a lovely poster. A pretty little heartache, perfect for the post-Valentine's Day malaise. I love it.
little bird -- your French sucks and you are completely full of shit. FACT!
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