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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    They all are. They are slang expressions, so rarely used in writing. You need the right context to use them and never speak them as they're writtten in this article.

    For example: "avoir le cul bordé/beurré de nouilles" (to have one's arse filled with noodles) is mostly used in game contexts between children. If a kid wins especially against all odds, the other ones will say, "T'as vraiment l'cul beurrés d'nouilles." with a disgusted expression on their face.


    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,747 mod
    edited January 2016
    ROFL I hope @april and @Xanthippe don't read this. ;) I know what to say when you next flatten me in a snowball fight.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,837 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne, well, we are good at French slang. I even know 'boire cul sec.' ;) Well, their ancient president Sarkozy uses 'couillon.' ;)
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,854 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    He is not a good example @Xanthippe, he often selects slang words that don't fit th context. ;)
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,837 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Zom, I am disappointed. :( He was my hero. ;)
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