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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*

Comments

jenni_snake
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.)
aswanargent
Jan. 18th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
I TOLD you! Sexual harassment of aides!
jenni_snake
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...
dominiquelechic
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!
jenni_snake
Jan. 19th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
(He does have a point there... *sheepishly hides France-posted envelope with panties inside behind back*)
dominiquelechic
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.
jenni_snake
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*
aswanargent
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*
jenni_snake
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:39 am (UTC)
(lol)

*goes surfing online for tombstones*
aswanargent
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:45 am (UTC)
Hi!

Am ... almost ... done ... with my commentary on "Next Morning", which is possibly going to rival the treatise in length. I have a couple of hours until the rest of the department comes in to work, and will do my best to get the thing finished, typed, and posted by then. Once everyone else is in we're going to be trooping down to another floor and working on a project there, which means I'll be offline. And I'm at the Getty tomorrow, so no computer access then. :-(
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aswanargent
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?
jenni_snake
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:58 am (UTC)
(Psst... Don't tell him, but I think it's just because he can't help it!)
dominiquelechic
Jan. 22nd, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
Answers
1. Yes.
2. No.
3. Yes.

At least she'd die happy...*smiles dashingly*
(Anonymous)
Jan. 23rd, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
Re: Answers
You just be glad I'm not translating this for my boss...
jenni_snake
Jan. 23rd, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
Re: Answers
You just be glad I'm not translating this for my boss...
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