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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. 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*
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:39 am (UTC)

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

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. :-(
Jan. 21st, 2006 09:59 am (UTC)
*awaits treatise*

You're ALL at work on a Saturday? :-O
Jan. 21st, 2006 10:05 am (UTC)
Yeah. The bank examiners officially start their CRA Exam of the bank tomorrow. My materials have already been given to them, but everyone is coming in today to help get another piece ready. The rest of the department (there are only five of us) may also be working tomorrow, but if so, it's without me.
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!)
Jan. 22nd, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
1. Yes.
2. No.
3. Yes.

At least she'd die happy...*smiles dashingly*
Jan. 23rd, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
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You just be glad I'm not translating this for my boss...
Jan. 23rd, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
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You just be glad I'm not translating this for my boss...
Jan. 23rd, 2006 08:27 am (UTC)
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What are we to do with you?

I can just see you thirty years from now, hobbling after all the pretty nurses in the retirement home.
Jan. 23rd, 2006 08:28 am (UTC)
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*winces* No, zat's-
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