History Main / EverythingSoundsSexierinFrench

15th Apr '16 3:13:27 PM Geoduck
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Bill Bryson noted this with the descriptions on a box in ''Neither Here Nor There'', that the Italian translation sounded pleasant and romantic, and something you might order in a restaurant, while the German text sounded "coarse and bestial", like something yelled at you in a prison camp. All the more amusing because the box in question was for a blow-up sex doll, and notes the same is often true (to his ear anyway) of more wholesome and mundane things. Ordering a coffee ''mit schlag'' may not sound particularly desirable to English speaking ears, yet is perfectly innocuous.

to:

* Bill Bryson Creator/BillBryson noted this with the descriptions on a box in ''Neither Here Nor There'', that the Italian translation sounded pleasant and romantic, and something you might order in a restaurant, while the German text sounded "coarse and bestial", like something yelled at you in a prison camp. All the more amusing because the box in question was for a blow-up sex doll, and notes the same is often true (to his ear anyway) of more wholesome and mundane things. Ordering a coffee ''mit schlag'' may not sound particularly desirable to English speaking ears, yet is perfectly innocuous.
15th Apr '16 12:41:18 PM dbsamurai
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Possibly a bit of an aversion; Yorick accused French of being the opposite of the LanguageOfLove, calling it it chauvinistic.

to:

** Possibly a bit of an aversion; Yorick accused French of being the opposite of the LanguageOfLove, calling it it chauvinistic.chauvinistic for its grammatical insistence that even one male in a group of women makes the appropriate pronoun the male "Ils".
4th Apr '16 4:45:47 PM Pichu-kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' has a Swiss ExchangeStudent with a French accent. All the boys were gaga for her. It turned out her accent was fake and she was really American though.

to:

* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' has a Swiss ExchangeStudent ForeignExchangeStudent with a French accent. All the boys were gaga for her. It turned out her accent was fake and she was really American though.
4th Apr '16 4:42:21 PM Pichu-kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Witch}}'' has a Swiss ExchangeStudent with a French accent. All the boys were gaga for her. It turned out her accent was fake and she was really American though.
17th Mar '16 3:16:51 AM GrammarNavi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the TV show ''MyFamily'' Roger finds out his girlfriend finds foreign languages sexy, he proceeds to woo her in Welsh! Sadly he only knows a few phrases from when he worked in a tourist information centre. Alfie then tells her that he isn't really saying anything romantic and talks to her in welsh with some romantic phrases. They don't have any effect on her though and she just goes back to listening to Roger.

to:

* In the TV show ''MyFamily'' ''Series/MyFamily'' Roger finds out his girlfriend finds foreign languages sexy, he proceeds to woo her in Welsh! Sadly he only knows a few phrases from when he worked in a tourist information centre. Alfie then tells her that he isn't really saying anything romantic and talks to her in welsh with some romantic phrases. They don't have any effect on her though and she just goes back to listening to Roger.
29th Feb '16 12:08:17 PM WillBGood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''. Yorick's fidelity to his fiancée Beth is tested when riding in the back of a pickup with [[ISoundLikeARetardInEnglish Russian agent Natalya]], who starts unbuttoning her shirt in the heat... "And would you mind not muttering to yourself in Russian, your accent is disturbingly sexy." (Ironically she's actually talking about finding the dead body of her husband).

to:

* ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''. Yorick's fidelity to his fiancée Beth is tested when riding in the back of a pickup with [[ISoundLikeARetardInEnglish [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue Russian agent Natalya]], who starts unbuttoning her shirt in the heat... "And would you mind not muttering to yourself in Russian, your accent is disturbingly sexy." (Ironically she's actually talking about finding the dead body of her husband).
19th Feb '16 6:09:24 AM Waddle
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Publicité]]

to:

[[folder:Publicité]][[folder:Publicités]]



[[folder:Le Pinball]]

to:

[[folder:Le Pinball]][[folder:Flippers]]
28th Jan '16 10:44:01 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Subverted in ''TimeGentlemenPlease'':

to:

* Subverted in ''TimeGentlemenPlease'':''Series/TimeGentlemenPlease'':
20th Jan '16 2:24:04 AM memememememe
Is there an issue? Send a Message


French: French sounds sexy and romantic, cultured and philosophical, or (in the Anglosphere e.g. Britain and America) the accent of [[FrenchJerk hubristic snobbish douchebags]].

English: English sounds [[SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish sophisticated and aristocratic]]...unless it's not RP (Northern, American, etc), in which case it's hearty and quite possibly "cool," but uncouth, or at least unsophisticated.

to:

French: French sounds sexy sexy, fashionistic, romantic and romantic, cultured and philosophical, cultured, or (in the Anglosphere e.g. Britain and America) the accent of [[FrenchJerk hubristic snobbish douchebags]].

English: [[IAmVeryBritish British Received Pronunciation]]: English sounds [[SmartPeopleSpeakTheQueensEnglish sophisticated wealthy, privileged and aristocratic]]...unless it's not RP (Northern, American, etc), in which case it's hearty and quite possibly "cool," but uncouth, or at least unsophisticated.



German: German is the BlackSpeech, provided it's [[GratuitousGerman not spoken]] in the gentle tones of native speakers. Sounds {{Badass}}, [[LargeHam hammy]],[[AllGermansAreNazis totalitarian]], [[WebVideo/HitlerRants over-the-top angry bombastic ranting]] or [[GermanicEfficiency efficiently technical]].

to:

German: German is the BlackSpeech, provided it's [[GratuitousGerman not spoken]] in the gentle tones of native speakers. Sounds {{Badass}}, [[LargeHam hammy]],[[AllGermansAreNazis hammy]], [[AllGermansAreNazis totalitarian]], [[WebVideo/HitlerRants over-the-top angry bombastic ranting]] or [[GermanicEfficiency efficiently technical]].



Chinese: Chinese, especially Mandarin Chinese, sounds singsongy but also [[AsianRudeness rude and shouty]].


to:

Chinese: Chinese, especially e.g. Mandarin Chinese, sounds singsongy but also [[UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}} serene, meditative]] [[Creator/{{Confucius}} and philosophical]]. Or if not, [[AsianRudeness very rude and shouty]].

20th Jan '16 2:14:53 AM memememememe
Is there an issue? Send a Message


French: French sounds sexy and romantic, cultured and philosophical, or (in the Anglosphere e.g. Britain and America) the accent of [[FrenchJerk pretentious snobbish douchebags]].

to:

French: French sounds sexy and romantic, cultured and philosophical, or (in the Anglosphere e.g. Britain and America) the accent of [[FrenchJerk pretentious hubristic snobbish douchebags]].
This list shows the last 10 events of 149. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.EverythingSoundsSexierinFrench