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    Hi Coquette,

    LOL... I didn't know they were called chocolate tablets in France...

    =( I miss the fooood in France... and the choclate too. Miam Miam .. OK hope all is well in sunny Paris!!

    Bizoulou..
    Rica =)

    The French are apparently more chic at everything...even the use of language. Love it!

    I'd say "chocolate bars" is a better translation.

    this is why i love your site -- you teach me such useful things! i can see it now...a few years down the road i'll be people watching in Paris in the summer and I can bust out with the "check out his chocolate tablets!" and everyone will think I'm a local...despite speaking english :)

    You're right Stu, "tablet" was a lazy translation. I guess I thought it wasn't bar because that's barée...The dictionary says "tablette" means block, but who says "block of chocolate"? I think you're right.

    You are TOO funny! Glad you're still in Paris and having so much fun. We're coming again next week. Will try to make contact :-)

    chocolate is good, beer is not :b

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, COQUETTE! USA! USA!

    One of my favorite Spanish idioms translates as "blue prince" in English. Whereas we would say (well, not in these modern times, I guess, but bare with me), "She's looking for her white knight," Spanish-speaking folks say that "She's looking for a blue prince."

    When I think of blue in describing someone, I think of melancholy. Why I would want to look for a melancholy man is beyond me.

    Leave it to the French to think of something so much more classy than a "six pack"...

    Omg chocolate bars! Haha. At least it sounds nicer than six packs. And much more yummy too.

    "les abdos kro"(like Kronenbourg beer)= beer belly

    I found this to be hilarious...Thanks for the laugh!

    Sara, Blue Prince, that's so poetic.

    Anne, Les Abdos Kro, is that for real? I love it.

    This made my day. OMG you have no idea how bad I needed this laugh. Fan-frickin-tastic!!

    This made my day. OMG you have no idea how bad I needed this laugh. Fan-frickin-tastic!!

    (obviously bad enough that I posted twice!)

    Coquette: Love your site. Love, Love, Love it. Recent discoverer thanks to Fussy. I'm forever in her debt :)

    yes "abdos kro" is for real, miss coquette. ;- )

    Your post is just too funny! As you know, we French are in love with food... and French girls with chocolate! How about translating "mon petit chou" [my little cabbage] or "ma petite puce" [my little flea]? Very cute in French, rather embarrassing in English. I'm sure a lot of us "cross-culture" types have a few lost in translation stories to tell...

    Your post is just too funny! As you know, we French are in love with food... and French girls with chocolate! How about translating "mon petit chou" [my little cabbage] or "ma petite puce" [my little flea]? Very cute in French, rather embarrassing in English. I'm sure a lot of us "cross-culture" types have a few lost in translation stories to tell...

    How the French Stay Thin: Associate exercise with chocolate bars.

    Hey Coquette, love your blog!

    I also love French idioms, particularly 's'occuper tes oignons'!

    J: "Blue Prince" in Spanish "Principe Azul "refers to the prince being blue-blooded not melancholy, though the image of the white knight is rather melancholic in itself.

    LOL!little misunderstandings like these are just too cute.

    Oooooh, yummy. My beau's abs are definitely chocolate, for sure!

    Perfect description... :0)

    Thanks for that explanation, Moi. I never knew that. I like that thought better than the thought that the prince is melancholic.

    This was funny! I, however, have a case of beer for abs. :-(

    COQUETTE - there are no blog entries about France at the World Cup?

    I CRIED!!!!!! Oh, it's been such a sad sad sad day here, because France DESERVED to win and then the stupid damn penalty kicks!

    What is France like at the moment? And is anyone ripping into Zizou (I hope not!) because Chirac *immediately* issued a statement praising Zinedine.

    Thoughts? Thoughts? I hope no one forgets his brilliance and only focuses on this one unfortunate stupid move.

    xo
    m

    I'd been meaning to post about les tablettes de chocolat and now I can't procrastinate anymore...the French bars do really look like Abs BTW. THANKS too funny :)

    Yum, either way.

    Altough lots of people have read your blogs, i still suggest you write some news thing to attract more readers.

    I am very interested in your article!

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    Fair to say that idioms speak volumes <-- That's exactly what I need to read!

    Things are encounterable, yet unseekable.when i first pay my attention to here i know it deserves my time to read it. Good day ,for my sincere wishes.

    Your article made me gain a lot of and support here.

    The French people are very creative with their clever use of their language!
    grêlez les Français!!
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