petite anglaise

May 14, 2007

blingin' his bathrobe aww nah

Filed under: misc — petiteanglaiseparis @ 3:38 pm

Am I the last person to find gizoogle?


  1. Yes, yes you are. It rocks.

    Comment by Dafyd — May 14, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

  2. Apparently not, it appears I am!! What exactly is it?

    Comment by ollie — May 14, 2007 @ 3:47 pm

  3. Brilliant! Never heard of it before, thanks.

    Comment by hellojed — May 14, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

  4. I’d say it is the blog equilvalent of having your ride pimped.

    I’m particularly liking:

    shawty red boat
    J-O-Double-Nizzy b’s secret diary
    troubled dizzle

    Comment by petite — May 14, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

  5. It seems that I am the last to know. As usual! *boohoo*

    Comment by Princesse Ecossaise — May 14, 2007 @ 4:03 pm

  6. i want it! how do you get it? i LOVE it (i hardly ever use capitals)

    Comment by Eliza — May 14, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

  7. Yo! Fo shizzle, dat is da nizzle! It da hizzouse!

    (do people actually speak like this?)

    Comment by Princesse Ecossaise — May 14, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

  8. Your blog was pimped? Seems more like you’ve been punk’d………;-)

    Comment by Dave of the Lake — May 14, 2007 @ 4:08 pm

  9. fun! honestly I was confused until…at one point one of your sentences had “yo” at the end of it. and then the lightbulb in my head went on.

    Comment by Delphine — May 14, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

  10. Princesse Ecossaise, if you have heard of Snoop Doggy Dog, you know there is at least one person in the world who speaks like that :-) It is even funnier when people pretend to totally understand it!!

    Comment by ollie — May 14, 2007 @ 4:42 pm

  11. Holyyyyyyy shizzle!! Hope you don’t mind if I pimp my blog in your honor this AM! ;)

    Comment by La Cubana Gringa — May 14, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

  12. Must be good! It’s blocked by the censorship here in the UAE!

    Comment by malcolm thomson — May 14, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

  13. My favourite is :

    I left mah drug deala fo` a dawg I met on mah blog.

    Comment by Lesley — May 14, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

  14. Utterly brilliant,2b and The Small Cross One are going to be so seriously miffed at ‘my’ discovery.!!

    Comment by sally — May 14, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

  15. on my blogroll, I particularly like ‘belle de jizzy’ and how did ‘screamers’ become ‘crazy ass nigga’?

    Comment by Marcos — May 14, 2007 @ 5:09 pm

  16. Ollie:

    I have indeed heard Snoop speaking like this but I always thought it was for publicity. My theory is that in private, he loses his bling and his silly way of speaking, and in fact he is a real gentleman and rather posh. That’s what I hope anyway!

    Comment by Princesse Ecossaise — May 14, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

  17. I had never heard of this but I am sending it to my boyfriend, who has an awful habit of speaking this way just to get on my nerves and *occasionally* make me laugh.

    Comment by ambika — May 14, 2007 @ 5:55 pm

  18. Hilarious!!

    Comment by Sally Lomax — May 14, 2007 @ 6:25 pm

  19. I love Gizoogle!! My personal favourite phrases are “yippie yo you cant see my flow” and “you is a flea and im the big dawg”. It’s rather fun to include these in conversations with people who have yet to discover the site…

    Comment by Whisper — May 14, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

  20. Funny! I tried it on my blog, too and couldn’t stop laughing at the lingo.

    Comment by The Bold Soul — May 14, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

  21. Kind of funny but am I alone in thinking that we’re all laughing in a slightly nervous, self-concious manner?

    Comment by Andy (who loves child bearing hips) — May 14, 2007 @ 8:49 pm

  22. Oh my…that’s hilarious!! Nope, never heard of it before, thanks for the tip off…

    Comment by Deb — May 14, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

  23. May I recommend the movie “Malibu’s Most Wanted” with Jamie Kennedy. It has this lingo in it and it’s hilarious!

    Comment by Kuukie — May 14, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

  24. I live in a doggy dog world? Ooh sistah… thank you for the gizoogling – I didn’t know about it either. Apparently, I betta run and grab mah glock now, if you’ll excuse me.

    Comment by Ariel — May 14, 2007 @ 11:21 pm

  25. No. No, you aren’t the last one to find it.

    Comment by Katy Newton — May 14, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

  26. Sorry, that should have read: “No. No, you aren’t the last one to find it. Put ya mutha fuckin choppers up if ya feel this, beyotch.”

    Comment by Katy Newton — May 14, 2007 @ 11:35 pm

  27. Told you you’d like it.

    Try your archives too: hours of hilarity…

    Comment by Girl — May 14, 2007 @ 11:38 pm

  28. Na, na, i be ze last!

    Comment by Lost in France — May 15, 2007 @ 12:00 am

  29. That’s hilarious! Definately an equivalent to ‘pimpin’ yo blog’ ;)

    Comment by Arcadia — May 15, 2007 @ 12:06 am

  30. Could you pinp ya Sarkozy?

    Comment by H — May 15, 2007 @ 12:53 am

  31. Err, that would be piMp ya Sarkozy – obviously…..

    Comment by H — May 15, 2007 @ 12:54 am

  32. Petite, while I’m happy that you removed all of that ignorant mess from your blogpost, I have to ask you, what exactly you were thinking in the first place when you placed that racist slur on your blog. It’s inconsistent with the PA, I’ve come to be fond of.

    I don’t care what the context was…it’s inappropriate and the context makes it equally so, for me. I know it’s not your intention to isolate or offend your readers (I’ve been keeping up with you for two years now, and I’ve come to believe you’re not only a good person with good intentions, but you also seem to be more socially conscious than most people). Hence, my initial question…what were you thinking…why would that sort of language be funny to you (a socially conscious person), regardless of the context?

    Marcos, thank you for calling her out on it.

    Comment by Mlle Smith — May 15, 2007 @ 2:19 am

  33. [Deeply saddened to see that the N word (

    Comment by Non-Partisan — May 15, 2007 @ 3:49 am

  34. (Regrets for the missing words on the last post; it seems that I may’ve taken a tech-misstep. What I did intend to express was, “Deeply saddened to see the N word, no matter the context, in this extraordinarily vibe-y ‘blog.”)

    Comment by Non-Partisan — May 15, 2007 @ 3:57 am

  35. I’m deeply astonished that anyone could find a gangsta speak parody of my blog including the “N-word” to be offensive. I mean, to infer that I’m racist because I found Lucy Pepper’s link translation funny? (As did she?)

    But obviously sincere apologies to anyone who was offended. Clearly I underestimated the resonance that word has for some people even used in a gangsta translation machine…and that may be because I’m British and we never use it, so it’s not so emotionally charged…

    Comment by petite — May 15, 2007 @ 7:50 am

  36. I’m currently on ‘mort de rire’ mode. i just translated my blog (that has mr frenchy’s french entries) and it’s hilarious.

    No, you’re not the last person to have found da shizzle be dazzle gizoogle. okay, that was a little lame.

    Comment by Popo — May 15, 2007 @ 10:24 am

  37. It’s not like Petite actually wrote racist words herself. You should be complaining to google, as I’m asuming thats who owns gizoogle.

    Anyway she is right, the british don’t use the N word BUT we hear it all the time in American movies…

    Comment by Princesse Ecossaise — May 15, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

  38. This is my favorite:
    “la couverture de la proposizzle de livre”
    Cannot WAIT to show this to my own Mr. Frog, who enjoys making up his own Slangliche, such as “s’il te please” and “ça me hurt bad.”

    Comment by Hannah — May 15, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

  39. Princesse…by the way, google does not own that website. Nevertheless, I will “complain” to Petite directly.

    Petite, while I don’t believe you are a racist, placing such an ignorant term on your blog (and then cackling about how “funny” you thought it is) was not the brightest thing to do..

    If you are remotely concerned or at least sensitive to such issues, as I inferred that you were judging from your recent post about the man being arrested at your daughter’s school, then you may want to think about how such language can be received.

    If you can’t believe it…then take a moment and realize it’s a reality. It’s hurtful, ignorant language and it’s HIGHLY offensive. I don’t walk around France making Hitler/Gestapo jokes.

    Your blog is the LAST place in which I would expect to see such an ignorant/racist term (NO MATTER the context).

    And you were one of the last people I would have ever expected to use such a term (no matter the context) and laugh at it. It’s NOT funny.

    Comment by Mlle Smith — May 15, 2007 @ 2:11 pm

  40. Ooh, tooo funny! And you weren’t the last, I was! It reminds me of this:

    Fun to look at with tadpole – my kids love it :)

    Comment by Ash — May 15, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

  41. Dear Catherine,

    In no way did I think you were being racist. In very fact, I probably wouldn’t have written to anyone where I felt it was the case.

    My own reaction was, indeed, of the knee-jerk variety. To see those words on your ‘blog, when you refuse to allow the words “f*ck” and “c*nt” felt other-worldly to me. I did assume that amongst your United Statesian (yes, I’ve issues with calling ourselves Americans – goodness, that covers two entire continents!) readers and friends that you would be hip to the nuances of that particular word. The debate rages on here. I believe in free speech. For everyone. I don’t want to attempt to take away our rights to use words, no matter how offensive to another it might be. At the same time, I invariably feel compelled to express my sentiments to those I feel are a receptive audience – those who may not know how deeply those words can cut.


    Comment by Non-Partisan — May 15, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

  42. There has been mizzle steppin’ around tha office re tha gansta version of our wizzle website… especially tha staff directory!

    Comment by miss tickle — May 16, 2007 @ 7:48 am

  43. Some have claimed that in ostentatiously using the “N-word” as rappers (the overwhelming majority of whom are black) are wont to do, they are somehow reclaiming possession of the word negro. Like the words Asian, gay or vagina, (and in contrast to, for example junkie or bimbo, which have direct negative implications of weakness or inferiority) there is nothing intrinsically derogatory about the “N-word”. Its power comes from associations with discriminatory practices and attitudes by non-negroes.
    The use of this word by the people it describes can be assimilated to a “gay pride” movement. Of course, camp parades can make us cringe and “nigga this” and “shizzle that” may seem a bit embarrassing, but I would think twice before condemning someone for choosing the words with which they describe themselves.
    So much for the theory – I had a good laugh reading your Gizoogled blog, PA. I wouldn’t mind betting that the presence of the link doesn’t imply that you condone the gun-toting, bitch-slapping attitude of the stereotypical rapper.
    Vive le deuxième degré

    Comment by Ajay — May 16, 2007 @ 8:49 pm

  44. Ajay, your post…it simply doesn’t even warrant a reply. (“The people it describes”….”non-negroes”? What?)

    I’m assuming you’re from the deep south or not from the US, at all. Since you offered no link to your blog, I have no way of proving my theory.

    Nor do I care to.

    Comment by Mlle Smith — May 19, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

  45. Mlle Smith,
    Are you referring to “The use of this word by the people it describes can be assimilated to a “gay pride” movement” ? If so (not v. clear from the part of your comment in brackets, which does not seem to correspond to what I said…), I meant that if an African-American rapper chooses to describe him or herself as a nigger, then I would feel uncomfortable saying “no, no, shhh… that’s a bad word, you mustn’t call yourself that”. I would have the impression that I was patronising the person.

    A few decades ago, as a groundswell of gay people stood up and said “Yes, I’m gay and proud of it”, they “claimed” the word and the concept, gradually draining it of much of its power to shame and coerce.

    Feminists can tell a similar tale.

    Some rappers may (over)use “nigger” for a similar purpose – to “discharge” the word.

    Anyway… all I wanted to say was that it’s nice to be able to define yourself and let other people speak for themselves as individuals. I have a problem with people hijacking affinities of any kind, whether it be Sarkozy’s nationalist chest-beating, religious zeal, ethnic “branding” or whatever. We should beware of speaking “on behalf of others”, as sometimes we unwittingly disenfranchise those we seek to protect.

    Regarding your other point: no need to “prove your theory” – you’re right: I’m not from the US at all (gulp!)
    If your reference to the Deep South was an an insinuation that I am some kind of racist bigot, I suspect you may have misread my original post (or else I expressed myself particularly badly, which is probably more likely.)
    I was born in England and live in France, where my French/Indian partner and I raise our bilingual, tri-cultural daughter in a multi-ethnic social environment. As a professional translator I am in contact with people of many different origins and endless cultural “permutations”.

    Apologies to all who may have been offended by my post, which was not my intention, and to PA for being boring in a fun thread. Katazzanga

    Comment by Ajay — May 21, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

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