Monday, May 12, 2008

My mom and dad have been renting an apartment around the corner from the Louvre for the past 2 months. They go back home at the end of the week and we will miss them terribly.

My mom called my brother before a shopping trip. “What’s French for bleach I need some bleach?" My brother, who knows even less French than I, said, “I don’t know, try babel fish.” Two hours later, in Monoprix, my mother was asking a befuddled employee “Ou est le babel fish”

6 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

Priceless!

Starman said...

Loved it.

Mark said...

Le blanco-mako. Or is that Spanish?

Polly-Vous Francais said...

Eau de javel, which sounds like eau de cologne to the uninitiated, but you wouldn't want to dab it behind your ears.

That story is a keeper.

lapagefrancaise said...

Hahahahah!

A Seattleite in Paris said...

Too funny!