Saturday, August 25, 2012

French language pollution

I just saw an online ad that had a button on it that read "Commencez shopping"

Interesting because "le shopping" is a rather nice mixture of language pollution and faux ami. A faux ami in French is a word that phonetically sounds great but means something else.

Chope, pronounced the same way as "shop" means to catch but in French is more often a euphamism for screwing someone.

Pierre: eh- tu sais- J'ai chopé ma voisine!
Albert: Sans blague? Fuck dude COOL!

Let the chopeing commence!

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