french fridays

Welcome to the French side of Tumblr.

Here’s what you need to know about us :

We take Kaamelott very seriously ( only because it’s the best thing ever, duh )

We might appear a little grumpy

And a little cynical

But that’s because we like to complain. A LOT.

We’re all revolutionaries at heart

But we’re not mean

We try to speak English on Tumblr so we’re not total outcasts

But sometimes we just… fail

And sometimes we don’t even try

We are a little loud and a little rude ( and by little I mean LOUD AS FUCK )

But don’t be scared, we’re nice people

So see you around, folks

Because on fridays, we’re taking over !!!

In honour of Speak Your Language Day : 165 insults and other obscenities “à la française”

Abrutis
Analphabète
Andouille
Âne baté
Archéodendrite 
Arrière-faix de truie ladre !
Avorton
Baltringue
Barjot
Bécasse
Bélître
Blaireau
Bon sang (de bonsoir)
Bordel
Bougre d’âne / d’imbécile / de congre
Branleur
Branquignol / Branquignole
Brise-burnes
Butor
Canaille / Canaillou
Cancrelat
Casse-pieds / couilles / bonbons
Catin
Charogne
Cinglé
Clampin
Con / Conne  
Con comme un balai / un manche / une chaise / la lune / ses pieds…
Conchieur
Connard/ Connasse
Coquebert  ! 
Cornegidouille 
Couillon
Crasspouillard
Crétin (des Alpes)
Crevard 
Crevure
Croupion
Cuistre
Cul-terreux
Décérébré
Dépravé
Diantre
Don Juan de pissotière / en herbe / de pacotille
Ducon
Ecervelé
Ecornifleur
Ectoplasme (purulent)
Emmanché
Emmerdeur
Emplâtre
Enculé
Enculeur de mouches
Enflure
Enfoiré
Engeance débauchée
Face de pet / de rat
Faquin
Félon
Flagorneur 
Flute
Fourbe
Foutre Dieu
Fripouille
Fumier
Garce
Géménée de godinette
Géopyge 
Gibier de potence
Glandeur
Gourde
Gredin
Grigou
Grippeminaud 
Gueux
Guignol
Hérétique
Hurluberlu
Ironie de la création
Ivrogne
Je te conchie !
Jean-foutre
Jocrisse
Malandrin
Malapris
Malotru
Manant
Maquerelle
Maraud
Maroufle
Mauviette
Mécréant
Merdeux
Minable
Mince
Morbleu
Mordious
Mortecouille
Mouton de Panurge
Nodocéphale 
Nom de Dieu / d'un chien
Oiseau de mauvaise augure
Olibrius
Orchidoclaste
Ordure
Ostréipyge 
Palsambleu
Paltoquet
Panoufle
Parbleu
Peau de vache
Pendard 
Péquenaud
Pervers
Pétasse
Philistin
Pignouf
Pimbêche
Piqueniquedouille
Pleutre
Poivrot
Pouf
Poufiasse
Putain (de bordel de merde) !
Pute
Puterelle 
Raclure
Rastaquouère
Rat
Résidu de basse fosse !
Ribaude
Roi des cons
Roublard
Sac à vin / à foutre / à puce
Sacrebleu
Sagouin
Salaud
Sale trogne
Salopiaud
Saperlipopette
Scélérat
Schnok
Sinoque
Sous-merde
Suppôt de Satan 
Ta gueule !
Tartempion
Tartignole
Tas de fumier / de merde
Tocard
Tonnerre de Brest
Triple buse
Triste sire
Trou du cul / de balle
Troufion
Truand
Va nu pieds
Vaurien
Ventre saint-gris
Ventrebleu
Vermine
Vieille baderne / carne
Vieux fossile
Vipère
Zélateur


J’ai un jour de retard je sais, mais j’y ai pensé que ce matin après coup (en même temps c’est French Friday aujourd’hui …). J’ai ce fichier qui traîne dans mon bazar depuis un bout de temps déjà et ce n’est que maintenant que je me dis que c’est une occasion rêvée de le partager et d’en faire profiter tout le monde. Amis francophones de tous les horizons, vous avez naturellement la permission d’ajouter votre contribution à cette liste. 

I’m a day late I know, but it was an afterthought. I had this file somewhere for a while now. It was only this morning that I saw the opportunity to share it. Feel free to contribute to this list.

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Time for FRIDAY FASHION FACT! Today’s topic is a bit more conceptual than the Facts I’ve done in the past, but I think it is very important to recognize the over-arching factors that influence fashion in order to fully understand how fashion has developed. This is a bit difficult to explain in such a small space, so bear with me, and remember that this is all much more complex than I lay it out to be.

Throughout history, the biggest influence on fashion has clearly been technology. The next biggest influence, though, has been war. War causes huge divisions between people. It drains resources. It pits agenda versus agenda, ideology versus ideology. It has the ability to effect every aspect of life. It can change the world, so it should come as no surprise that it changes fashion.

In several of my past posts, I have mentioned specific wars being an influence on fashion- most commonly the French Revolution, World War I, and World War II. While most wars have an impact on fashion, these three have had a significantly bigger impact that the rest. The reason for the World War’s having such a large impact is obvious- it’s right there in the name. These wars spanned the globe, and wider geography means wider impact.

The French Revolution, however, theoretically seems as though it would effect only France. Yet the effect of war is rarely contained only to the country in which the war takes place. In terms of fashion, during the era of the French Revolution, France was the epicenter of fashion. There are still many people who would debate that France is still the fashion capitol of the world, but in the 18th and 19th centuries, there was no debate. France reigned supreme on the style front. If the French wore a style, the rest of the western world quickly followed suit.

So why do wars have such a strong impact on fashion? Well, every war is different, so it varies from war to war. Overall, though, is due to two factors. One is because war tends to be a huge strain on resources, with vast amounts of funds and materials donated to the military effort. Secondly, war pits (at least) two groups against each other, groups with different values and goals. A person’s value system, lifestyle, etc. is often reflected in their clothing. The values of the prevailing side often seeps into the fashion of the people. Between these two factors, war often means a dramatic lifestyle change not only for the soldiers off fighting, but for those they leave at home. A change in lifestyle results in a change of dress. This is why changes in fashion that may take decades or more during peaceful times can occur over the course of just a few years during wartime.

An important thing to keep in mind, though, is that fashion does not change overnight, just like the wars that influence it do not happen overnight. As the world starts to shift, conflict rises, and war is imminent, fashion reflects the changing world. People often think that women went straight from wearing elaborate rococo gowns, complete with wide panniers, to simple cylindrical muslin dresses. Or they seem to ignore the era between structured Edwardian dresses and the untailored flapper look (though to be fair, Downton Abby has had a huge impact in changing that.) The reality is that aspects of the new styles are evident in fashion in the years leading up to the wars.

Of course, there are countless factors which have contributed to the development of fashion throughout the centuries (and don’t worry, I will cover as many as possible in upcoming Facts! Plus I’ll be sure to go into more detail about the wars I talked about in this post.) Just remember, the next time you’re looking at historical fashion and see a dramatic shift, take a look at what was happening in the world at that time!

Want to learn more about war and fashion? Check out these books:

Costume and Fashion: A Concise History, by Laver, de la Haye, and Tucker

History of World Costume and Fashion, by Daniel Delis Hill

Have a question about fashion history that you want answered in the next FRIDAY FASHION FACT? Just click the ASK button at the top of the page!

cocostephh  asked:

Do you have any tips for balancing languages in a day😌

I’m sorry for taking ages to answer this… to be honest, I’ve been struggling with balancing two languages and didn’t really have any advice to give. However, I think I’m kind of starting to work out a system. Hopefully this helps you a bit!

1. Make a schedule

I know this sound so, so basic, but I think this was my biggest mistake. I just kind of did whatever, whenever and ended up favouring one language over the other or getting my languages mixed up (which is always a little awkward). This is what I’m working towards:

Monday: Norwegian & French | Tuesday: Chinese & French | Wednesday: Chinese only (lesson) | Thursday: Norwegian & French | Friday: French only (lesson) | Saturday: Norwegian & Chinese | Sunday: Chinese & French

  • On two language days, I do one in the morning and one in the afternoon
  • On days with a lesson, I only study that particular language and take a break from the others
  • Note: this schedule still heavily favours French, but it’s the language I want to improve the most so I’m okay with that

I’m still having a bit of difficulty integrating Norwegian into the mix, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out eventually.

2. Consistency is King

A 30 minute session every day is always going to be better than a 3 hour session once a week. The consistency will help you retain information and keep languages separate. At least for me it helps. Chinese rules are solidified as Chinese rules… same goes for French and Norwegian. I’m not having to refresh with each session. Rather, I build on what I learned the previous day.

3. Moderation

You don’t have to do every language every day. Try picking one or two a day and rotate through them (see part one). However, if you need to take a day off, don’t worry about it! You see that schedule I wrote? That’s something I’m working towards - I certainly haven’t been doing that all the time. But that’s okay. I have a plan and if I stick to it 80% of the time I’m still guaranteed to be progressing in my target languages. Plus, moderation helps prevent burn out, which is never fun.

I hope that helps! If you have any other questions or want clarification feel free to ask :)

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For this Friday, here is a little inspiration for a pastel themed wedding.

From a dress so special that you’d want to keep it forever and wear it, like, every single day, to beautiful venue decorations - we made sure you find this post super handy.

Just decide which colors you want to use and then mix them together on paper until you get the perfect mix.

After that it gets so much easier. Usually.

Happy Friday to you all!

Yours truly,

FDM