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February 8, 2012

Sharlie Sheen et Reeshar Jare.



I came home last night and asked Xavier what he was doing. His response...hilarious, because it included two names: Sharlie Sheen et Reeshar Jare. Incomprehensible. I asked him to repeat it for me so that I could document such great pronunciation. (Please note: if Xavier had chosen to speak English rather than French, there would be no post to write because of course he pronounces these names beautifully in English - it is just the French version that cracks me up).

"I am watching an American film - the FBI and the CIA and all of that - with Charlie Sheen and Richard Gere."

There is a French song, La vie ne vaut rien by Alain Souchon, with the line:
"Voir le vieux sergent pépère mais ce n'est que Richard Gere" (See the old sargeant grandpa, but it is only Richard Gere).

Alain Souchon pronounces this name like Xavier did, "Reeshar Jare." When I first heard the song, I really liked the lyrics and song, but could not figure out what that word he was saying was - turned out that it was only Richard Gere.

7 comments:

D1Warbler said...

Hilarious!
(And he's so sexy when he says it!)

Bella Mills said...

Oh I encountered the same problem when I went to France, whilst playing Celebrity Heads (the game were you have to ask friends questions about the Celebrity name on your head, whom you don't know). I had Robert Redford. Even when I guessed it, my friends had no idea what I was saying. Ask him to say that! Ha ha!

Joe Vacation Rentals News said...

Hilarious indeed, it is always interesting how other pronounce our names in their accent but I bet we sound as ridiculous as them when we say theirs!

Emilie said...

oh - joe - of course! totally agreed. xavier ridicules me on a regular basis for my pronunciation of french names...

Emilie said...

plus, he is perfectly capable of saying all french names in english with hardly any accent at all...

Julie said...

I never thought X had an accent

_____________________________________ said...

I didn't even know he was French

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