Ce billet rend hommage à ma grand-mère maternelle, anglophone, née dans la province voisine. Ses petites-filles l’appelaient Granny. Compte tenu du sujet, j’ai rédigé ce court texte dans la langue de Shakespeare.
Granny and Trump
She would have said : « he’s full of baloney ». Although quite dignified, my grandmother occasionnaly let out a few swear words. However, hers were quite « proper », as suitable for a lady.
Speaking of the new president she would have said : « what a pain in the neck! Good gracious! » She might have told him « Shout! Go sit in the pansies !». You will have recognized the ancestors of ass, damnit, shit and fart.
I have not found in her vocabulary any ancestors for the new expressions : douchebag, being tight or seeming cheesy.
Notwithstanding the distinguished swear words, Granny was fond of sayings. Some of them have remained with me over the years.
« A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Life is’nt a bowl of cherries.
If you don’t first succeed, try, try again.
Variety is the spice of life ».