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Re: Coucou

Coucou is used by various French friends in emails or when attracting someone's attention if out and about. I rather like it, use it myself when I see someone I know across the way and sometimes in emails.


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Re: Coucou

My french neighbour has in the last fortnight got herself a pc and connection to orange. Everyday I get several test emails with the title coucou so I've been replying using coucou. I think before long she'll have driven my cuckoo !!

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Our immediate neighbour stands at our gate and shouts coucou when she wants to attract our attention.
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Today I mentioned the word coucou to a French woman who has been living in UK for many, many years. She said it was a word that only children used to one another. Looks as if it's been hi-jacked. I have now (rather self-consciously) used it in an email.

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Re: Coucou

I use it all the time, on the phone, in e mails, in life, it is not reserved to children at all, but you wouldn't use it when talking to your boss or the Maire or whoever you 're not familiar with .
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Re: Coucou

My mother uses "Coucou" when she calls....Coucou c'est moi.....
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When I call to see someone locally I first knock and as no-one seems to hear I call "Yoohoo" which I think is the english equivalant of "Coucou". They usually respond to that.

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 ericd wrote:
My mother uses "Coucou" when she calls....Coucou c'est moi.....

So does mine !


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