AnElephantCant teach you to speak French*
But please keep these thoughts in your mind
You can’t eat a futon**
Or sit on a crouton
Unless you have a tres petit behind
Finding rhymes in French can be quite difficile
For jus d’orange and more so for croissant
Even down in Provence
He has pas de chance
AnElephantCant even spell soupe do poisson
He likes a pastis before dinner
He drinks his café tout noir
A glass of vin blanc
With a slice of jambon
But he stays well away from foie gras
He enjoys potjevleesch in Picardy
He loves garlic on his cuisses de grenouille
You won’t get him to bouge
From a nice verre de rouge
And cacahuetes just make him go wheeeeee!
Now French toilettes are usually quite sparkling
But there are still the old-fashioned ones too
When he has to stand up to pooh down a trou
This is clearly the end of la leçon
AnElephant has sunk to his normal rude low
He may be impoli
But pas de probleme you see
He may be vieux but he is toujours tres beau!
* If anyone cares enough (Meme?), AnElephant will provide a glossary of translations
**Yes, AnElephant knows! Oui, UnElephant sait bien!
But thought this was funnier than mouton or bouton.
So sue me, you won’t get peanuts!
Vous êtes trop drôle Monsieur éléphant! Si, si, vraiment! 🙂
UnElephant peut pas faire les vers
En Francais c’est trop difficile
Il est désolé
Mais tristement il sait
Il n’est qu’un pauvre imbécile
Vous avez trop d’humour
pour être un imbécile.
Il est vrai que l’amour
de la rime vous pousse
A faire des choix difficiles,
et souvent inattendus…
Mon esprit s’émousse,
et je n’en peux plus.
AnElephantCant continue en cette facon
He does not want to appear impoli or rude
Tu piques comme une guepe
He is out of his depth
His Francais is just not this good!
I suspect that you are just being nice now.
Your French is excellent, what nationality are you, if I may ask?
And I did enjoy that!
AnElephantCant se trompe
I am not just being nice.
My nationality is dual, often a duel
entre la française et américaine.
I often skate on thin ice
but I do what I can.
On étire la rime beyond its breaking point here. Sorry.
Je dois dire that my frenglish is only surpassed by my anglicismes.
Yup. I have fun with this too.
We seem to have run out of reply spaces here.
But do visit again.
I will certainly come back to you.
lol..Ahhh…I am s very glad I came to hang out here a few moments…serious. You made me laugh-cry. I am so honoured to be able to read of your adventures. Thank you so very much for sharing so much with us all.
Found the glossary. 🙂
I can understand an Irishman
I can understand a Greek
I can understand an Armenian
I know of what I speak
I can understand a China-man
And even an Arab Sheik
I can understand an Italian
Though they are a bit unique
I can understand a Roman
Though the language is antique
I can understand a Scotchman
Just adore his technique
But to understand anelephantcant
(Well, I do love his physique)
But to understand anelephantcant
It would take more than a week
Your rhymes always give me a smile. Even on one of my bad days! Much obliged.
AnElephant really made me laugh with this one. 😀
I notice you come from Scotland ,,, what part? My father was born in Glasgow and grew up in Dundee, so I’ve been to Dundee a few times.
West coast mainly, Glasgow sometimes, bit nomadic, gotta find water in the dry season!
Dundee, home of Oor Wullie and Desperate Dan!
Or Apache Country, as it is known over this side!
Definitely Oor Wullie, got a few of them. Got a few of The Broons as well 😀 Didn’t realise Desperate Dan came from Dundee,.
I imagine AnElephant is quite happy in the winter with the rains 😀