petite anglaise

July 15, 2004

dropping a log

Filed under: Uncategorized — petiteanglaise @ 5:40 pm

I learnt a new French expression today which I feel like sharing.

Péter dans la soie = to live in the lap of luxury. Literal translation: to fart in silk. Delightful image, I’m sure you’ll agree.

I think I have all the French idioms involving the passing of wind covered now. The other firm favourite being: to be too big for one’s boots, which is vouloir péter plus haut que son cul (literally: to want to fart higher than one’s own arse). Nice, non?

Incidentally, as I seem to be on a toilet humour roll here, my frog refers to updating my weblog as “dropping a log”.

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