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Frecossais, I really have to press the "like" button for this one!!! LOL!
In any case, it took me 30 seconds of looking at the word "Givenchy" before I realised what was wrong. Givenchy does seem almost right, doesn't it? No wonder you picked it!

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but Frecossais, you were nearly right! Big Smile [:D]

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 sweet 17 wrote:

No idea but the young woman might have said, "Vous vous foutez ma guerle!"

 

Hello Sweet. Sorry for the little correction ...."Vous vous foutez de ma gueule?" ...... but this has to be used only if someone is really trying to take you for an obvious ride. Otherwise quite acceptable to use "Vous vous foutez de moi?" .


Les voyages forment la jeunesse
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Still thinking about JimmyE's p1 question - could it be something to do with the fruit of the cow?
But I don't think "cow " is used as an insult in french as it is in english.
My worst one was when buying some live chickens I asked for "cul nu" instead of "cou nu" - again the seller didn't bat an eyelid.

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Hi, Eric!  Thank you.  I just thought, if she was as annoyed as was recounted, that might well have been something she'd have said!

Me, I'd have contented myself with "vous vous me moquez?"


N'allez pas trop vite - Proust
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Ah Sweets, reflexives...the bane of our lives...it's vous vous moquez de moi...

I always think "Tu me manques" is odd. Not to the French, obviously. But to me.

Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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Well Patf, I rarely make that mistake as I have trouble with that sound one should say if saying 'cul' or 'vu' and I do try really hard, so unnatural for me to get to grips with.

So I congratulate you on being able to make these sounds that are so difficult for me.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>sweet 17 wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><P>Hi, Eric!  Thank you.  I just thought, if she was as annoyed as was recounted, that might well have been something she'd have said!</P>
<P>Me, I'd have contented myself with "vous vous me moquez?"</P></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>
If tis a question, something like Est ce que vous vous moquez de moi? Perhaps.
Too thick for a PhD!
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