Posted by Barbara on August 21, 1998 at 13:22:16:
In response to Barbara, please verify, written by Caroline on August 21, 1998 at 09:39:35
] Barb, i use this stuff, but you're the teacher , after all.....
Well, this is not something I'd be teaching...
] cul=1) end, bottom as in cul-de-sac, cul de verre =2)anatomically, rear-end, bum, butt, and a bit rude, to boot.
Actually, a lot rude, and the way I have heard it used is not very polite.
"torche" means "rag", like a dish rag or something.
] méchant =1) nasty, wicked, horrid, but also =2)historically, miserable , pathetic, insignificant, second-rate, as in 'méchant poète' (lousy poet)or 'méchant tenor' ( Irish club-singer who belts out "Danny Boy")also =3)slang, meaning 'wicked' the way it's used now, i.e. meaning really, really good.
] calembour = jeu de mots
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