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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,803 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    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 Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,478 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: 1,758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne, well, we are good at French slang. I even know 'boire cul sec.' ;) Well, their ancient president Sarkozy uses 'couillon.' ;)
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,803 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    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: 1,758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Zom, I am disappointed. :( He was my hero. ;)
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