Those Smashing French Language Police (Limerick)

The French are at it again:

Those Smashing French Language Police (2-Verse Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Le Binge Drinking’s” been outlawed in France.
They’re maintaining a very strict stance–
Not against all that drinking.
No! What were you thinking?
It’s their “dump English verbiage” dance.

A new phrase that has Frenchified grace
Must henceforth be used to replace
Such Anglicized words,
Discarded like turds:
“Beuverie express” — drink at fast pace.

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6 Responses to “Those Smashing French Language Police (Limerick)”

  1. Sara v says:

    Mad, I’m still recovering from the fit of giggles this triggered :-) thank you!

  2. Marya says:

    Hilarious! My English mother-in-law would love this.

  3. HisFireFly says:

    if only you could see the smile on my face now….

  4. Kutamun says:

    Whatever they dump, we’ll pick up!

  5. Marina Sofia says:

    Ah, well, they tried that with ‘courriel’ and everybody says ‘eeemell’!
    Great fun, enjoyed this!