Sunday, April 17, 2011

Q is for Quoi?

I took French for a few months when I lived in Ireland. I was in 6th grade. I hated it, particularly when my teacher made me sing a song about apples.

I took French again at the local community college for high school language credits. I had a slightly (but not much) better attitude and actually remember some of it (though it was over 20 years ago).

Friends introduced me to Eddie Izzard's work a few years ago and I was enthralled.  He is a comedic genius. I recommend him to anyone, even people who are uncomfortable with transvestites (get over yourselves). Below is a clip of his description of a performance he gave in France. Ever since seeing this, whenever I see that confused look I often get after I say something I probably shouldn't have, I consider it their "Quoi?" look.  It amuses me and staves off embarrassment.



Kathleen said...

OMG! I ROTFL!!! This Eddie Izzard guy is hysterical! Reminds me of my French teacher and the four years of French I worthlessly took. Talk about something I really never used again....I use Algebra II more than French. Merci Beaucoup!

Doreen McGettigan said...

He is very very funny and so are you!
Great word choices for the challenge!

Susan Kane said...

Que? Que? Love Eddie Izzard. Great post!

Erin Kane Spock said...

Je'ne nage pas dans la fromage.

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