petite anglaise

July 20, 2004

mouton dressed as agneau

Filed under: french touch — petiteanglaiseparis @ 8:48 pm

The French language has no equivalent for the English phrase “mutton dressed as lamb”. A puzzling oversight considering the army of Parisian moutons out there with their puckered, perma-tanned hides, escort-esque attire and make up applied with a palette knife à la Paint along with Nancy.

On a typical balmy summer’s day, flocks of moutons can be found sun-worshipping by the lakes in the Bois de Vincennes/Boulogne – parks on the outskirts of Paris where South American transvestites ply their trade at night and families picnic by day – exhibiting acre upon acre of leathery skin. Topless pensioners: not my cup of tea, although I don’t doubt that there are websites that can cater for your needs if that’s what turns you on.

I look upon global warming and the destruction of the ozone layer as a blessing in disguise. At least if I’m tempted to bare it all when I reach a ripe old age and my cleavage has migrated south of my belly button, exposing skin of any age to direct sunlight will be a thing of the past.

1 Comment

  1. oooh spooky, are we living in a kind of parallel universe set up or something? are are we english thritysomethings just tuned in at the same freq.? go here…

    Vitriolica Webb| 07.28.04 – 3:03 pm |

    Comment by Vitriolica Webb — October 8, 2004 @ 8:23 pm

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