Smokey The Bandit & The Frigo Caper, in today's *bi-lingual* story column! For a free subscription to French Word-A-Day, click here.
le frigo (freego)
: fridge, icebox
synonyme: frigidaire, réfrigérateur, (refrigerator) & la glacière (ice box)
Ado, véto, resto... the French seem to love abbreviation. This is not to say that others of us are not guilty of truncating terms: in English, for example, we say fridge... Have any apocopic terms to add to this memo? Click here to begin truncating...
A Day in a DOG'S Life... by Smokey "R" Dokey
(French text by Carol Donnay... English text follows!)
Smokey dit: "Zut, encore rien pour moi.. Peut-être dans le bac à légumes? Mais je suis pas végétarien. Comme dit Maman Braise quand elle me voit végéter devant le frigo vide de viande: " Smokey, chéri, même si tu végètes, t'as rien..."
(That's me, Smokester, behind Mama Braise)
Smokey says: "Darn, as always, nothin' for me... Maybe in the vegetable crisper? But I am not a vegetarian. As Mama Braise says when she sees me vegetating in front of the meatless fridge: "Smokey, dear, even if you vegetate, you'll still get nothing!"
Je végète, je végète.... Vegetating... vegetating....
Mama Braise a raison. Rien! Mama Braise is right. Nada!
Je donne la patte! Je suis innocent! I give you my paw! I'm innocent!
Je t'assure, je n'y faisais rien! Je végète, je végète. C'est tout!
I assure you. I wasn't doing a thing... vegetating, vegetating. That's all!
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Thank you, Carol, for the opening text to this picture story. I have added additional text, in French (one-liners beneath the remaining photos) -- hope I got the grammar and spelling correct! Any edits are welcome here, in the comments box. Merci!
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