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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Changement de Sujet
Changement de Sujet (adult childish language alert)
The identities of "elle" and "tu" -- even the "moi," here -- are determined anew, day by day, which does not speak well of my maturity these days. People, in general, are pissing me off, right and left. Male, female, transgendered, even. Plumbers, the tax man, lovers, friends, family, animals, contest runners, contest contestants, penis-brains, women who fall down screaming when running from ogres, poets, folklorists, anyone is fair game. Remember, too, that French, as in most Romance languages, all nouns have gender. So my inflamed and inflammatory "elle" might refer to the television or the toilet as easily as Sarah Palin or Hillary Clinton.
My French, especially my cursing, is very rusty, so please feel free to openly and gleefully correct and instruct.