3 Feb 2011

WHAT MEANS Q IN FRENCH ?

Jenny Matlock
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This time I ran out of ideas to find something interesting which started what a "Q". Like Jenny who last time had a lack of imagination and finally wrote after a conversation with her little granddaughter about the dirty letter !"P" .

This gave me the idea to explain that we also have such a word in French and that is "Q" it is proncounced like "cul" and means "arse". Of course this letter is the favorite one for all kids learning the alphabet and spelling names. The unfortunate person who has a name ending with Q or (cul) is often subject to laughter. Two Q's is even better.

Of course there are also other words starting with a Q, like quotes for example, and then you google (that's a new verb I found out) for "kid's quotes"

- If you give your dog a bath, you get one yourself.

- No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats!

- You should never surprise a cow when you are behind it.

- It's not a good idea to call 911 when there is not an emergency.

But there are others far more sophisticated once !

Have you ever "quomodocunquized" ?? Probably yes, because it means "to make money in any way possible"

Are you a querent ? I mean one who asks a question ?

Or have you used a quadriga which is a two-wheeled carriage drawn by four horses ?

I think that is enough for today before I become a quoz which is an absurd person or thing.

25 comments:

diane b said...

I like Quoz. The®e are plenty of them around.

Jo said...

Oh my word, Gattina! what a QUAINT post! Hope you're having a great day. (((Hugs))) Jo PS Wish you were here. No seriously You would love Kenya!

Linens and Royals said...

I give this post the QUEENLY seal of approval.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm sure I'm a quoz. People often tell me I'm an absurd person or thing. Usually these are people who love me. I don't know what other people think.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

H said...

Today, my blog post makes me a querent!

I can just imagine the children's reactions to Q "cul". Anything associated with 'Toilet humour' is universally funny for children!

Marja said...

Cool I quomodocunquized today. I will use that one at work tomorrow. Just have to figure out how to pronounce it

Jackie said...

Hi Gattina! Nice Q words

A Lady's Life said...

A quantum physics quack used quadratics on a quadruplet qualified to spend quarters on a quay in Quebec.I got queezy on my quiet quest
home.

RedTedArt said...

Oh I think Quoz is my favourite word too! What a great list of obscure words!

Maggy

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I loved reading and then saying those wonderful q words.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I enjoyed this post. The children's posts are so cute.

Vicki aka Jake said...

Laughed my arse off at this one:)

fredamans said...

Very funny post!

Francisca said...

Quoz was a great word to learn. I knew the French one... :-D

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Laughing my q off right now!

Sue said...

Quite excellent handling of the letter Q!

=)

Loree said...

So now I've learnt some new words. Q is always a difficult letter. It seems not too many common words in English start with Q. Now in Maltese it's another story. Many Qs abound.

Judie said...

Ouozzery has become a way of life for some people in the world today! Hahaha! Gattina, this is a wonderful post!!!

Teresa said...

Such a fun post! I must say this was quite the challenging letter.

claudie said...

Je peux témoigner de l'hilarité des enfants pour la lettre Q!!! hi hi!!!

Jingle said...

smart one.

Pondside said...

I'll definitely be using quoz - because I often feel that this is what I am!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Ha ha! love your Q words! I will have to remember them.

taylorsoutback said...

Love "quoz" - my favorite new word!

Thanks for such a fun post.

Jenny said...

Love this wonderful post of cool words and quotes. I think I'm going to try and use quoz in a sentence tomorrow and startle someone.


That would be cool.

And so are you.

Thanks for the great link to Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'Q'.

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