I love hPaaahriss

Becky called me to the TV because Audrey Tautou was on The View, hawking Dirty Pretty Things. I would be frightened out of my mind to go on a French talk show, surrounded by people whipping questions at me, but she did quite well. I suppose they prepared her before the show, with the questions that were going to be asked.

I love the way French people pronounce Paris when they are speaking English. The P isn't as explosive as ours - it's closer to our B. Then there's a soft ahhh instead of our ayyyyy, and a short ee instead of ih, followed by a slightly longer s, so it all comes out as hPaaahriss. Just lovely.

srah - Wednesday, 9 July 2003 - 12:05 PM
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gravatar katie - July 9, 2003 - 2:09 PM -

French Kiss was on tv last night. Kevin Kline can not speak with a French accent. (I know, I know. I've bellyached about this before.) He speaks with the stereotypical accent that dumb Americans think is French. This, for me, ruins what is otherwise one of my absolute favorite movies.

gravatar haiku richard - July 9, 2003 - 3:09 PM -

I do not speak french
So I can't understand her
when she says,"nice pants"

gravatar alfie - July 9, 2003 - 4:42 PM -

I was just happy because when they compared her to Audrey Hepburn, both of us came up with the same comparisons.

gravatar srah - July 9, 2003 - 6:05 PM -

I think KK's accent, while not good, isn't as bad as a lot of fake French accents. Also, he has a lot of little mannerisms and things down.

gravatar katie - July 9, 2003 - 7:15 PM -

Hmm... I agree and I don't agree. Not necessarily in that order.

He just seems so... emotional for a frenchman. Not sour and closed up enough. ;)

Then again, we all know how I feel about zee frainch!

gravatar Jez - July 10, 2003 - 6:48 PM -

Ow lucky I am not to be in a Frainsh-speakeeng country for a change. I am very appy, me. Zere are no froggies ere.

gravatar srah - July 11, 2003 - 12:00 AM -

What a beautiful accent, Jezebel.

gravatar Jezito - July 12, 2003 - 11:40 AM -

Gracias, mi nia.

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