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A quick question for my francophone friends

How would you refer to a female French president?  "Mme le President" or "Mme la Presidente" (or some other way altogether)?  I've just been speculating on a scenario which has Villepin and Sarkozy fighting to a draw over the next 18 months, the French Right getting disgusted with both of them and letting someone like Le Pen slip in as the main candidate, which in turn leads to horrified French voters turning en masse to the Socialist candidate Ségolène Royal, who wins the presidency.  Thus my question.

Or maybe Chirac will just decide to run for a third term....

*loves languages like English where this question never arises*


Jan. 17th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
*tosses hair, gives a patronizing look*

*examines manicure coldly*

Mademoiselle, do you zink I actually care?
Jan. 17th, 2006 08:55 am (UTC)
About me? No. About 50% of the French popular vote? Yes. He's at least dealing with the issues... what have you done lately (besides becoming PM...)?
Jan. 17th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
It is not my fault zat you are a mere translator and have not bothered to take ze time to inform yourself of my many reforms and works in progress. And I zink you have far too much cheek for an aide, particularly one of Vlad's. You know what I would do if you were one of my aides? I would...well, actually I probably would have slept wiz you by now, I do tend to sleep wiz all of my female servants...
Jan. 17th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC)
Perhaps you could inform me... seeing as I have a lot of translating to do. (And I probably would have enjoyed sleeping with you, too, but no matter how good you were, it still wouldn't mean I'd let you off the hook... figuratively speaking, of course.)
Jan. 18th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
I TOLD you! Sexual harassment of aides!
Jan. 19th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
It's France. It's not considered harrassment. It's hardly considered sexual - more like contractual. Probably says there right in the contract.

It's actually not the first time I've heard that exact same thing from a Frenchman. ... Really...
Jan. 19th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
Mesdemoiselles, I did not sexually harrass zem, zey harrassed me! It is not my fault zat I am so gorgeous zat ze women simply zrow zemselves at me!
Jan. 19th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
(He does have a point there... *sheepishly hides France-posted envelope with panties inside behind back*)
Jan. 19th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
*raises eyebrow*

I get plenty enough. Why don't you mail zem to my friend Nicolas? Someone should take pity on him. Ze poor man never even gets any love-letters. I wonder why.

It's because he's ugly.
Jan. 20th, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
At the risk of inflating your already precariously over-expanded ego, I think you might be right...

Yes, you may have plenty, but none quite like these...

*raises eyebrow back*
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
As a friend with your best interests at heart, I have to tell you, Translator, that you're playing with fire here. Flinging yourself (or at least your panties) at your boss's lover (and what's more, the man he's in love with). Very dangerous game.

*wonders if you'll even have time to get that mortgage, or if you should be arranging a cemetery plot instead*
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Jan. 21st, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)
Don't encourage her! Are you trying to get her killed, or are you just out to make Vlad insanely jealous?
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)
(Psst... Don't tell him, but I think it's just because he can't help it!)
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Jan. 18th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
Shall I ask my friend Aline (who teaches French law) what sort of penalties you might face should your aides or your "female servants" (yes, I mean just what you think I do by including both terms) decide to sue you for sexual harassment? Just be glad you're not an American politician!
Jan. 19th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC)
*shrugs* Sure. Go right ahead. Is she one of zose lawyers who keeps zreatening Jacques? Feel free to even give me her name and address so my cabinet noir and I can contact her myself...