| Loiseau wrote:|
|Friperies is perhaps what you are looking for, Sweets! Bibelots is another that springs to mind, but maybe it's not quite so pejorative. I have never heard of colfichets, but will try and work it into a few French conversations as it sounds SO luscious. Angela|
Angela, tu es là?
I managed to get BOTH colifichet and bimbeloterie into the same sentence today!
I was out walking with a large randonée group and it was a warm, sunny afternoon. I stopped to remove my scarf and, as I did so, one of my earrings got knocked off and fell on to the road.
A Frenchman pointed out that I'd dropped something and I said, "Bof! C'est un colifichet, une bimbeloterie", with, naturellement, the requisite two shrugs of the shoulders.
And I was wondering, after your post, just how long it would take me to get an opportunity to show off this brand new piece of knowledge!
Mais, quelle frimeuse, hein?
Sovereignty: the right to eat cholorinated chicken.
from The Little Book of Brexit Bo ll oc ks