You know how in the school
French classes (High School
) they never taught you any useful swear words
? Well, I visited Paris
recently and found a great way to learn
all of the coloful ways in which the French people hurl insults
at each other.
1. From anywhere in Paris, hail a taxi
2. Ask the driver to take you to somewhere
about 20 minutes away.
While attempting to either negotiate the insane
Paris traffic (if you caught your taxi during the day) or drive drunk
(if you caught your taxi late at night) the driver will regail you with a constant stream
of French profanities. These are usually directed at other drivers
If your driver uses the same word
over and over again, such as "merde, merde, merde", simply say to him "You know, in the United States
we drive much, much better
than these smelly Parisians." You will now get to hear a bunch of swear words directed at you.