Repartee: "I'm writing a book." "Neither am I." (attrib Peter Cook 1984)

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Jul 24 16:46:01 UTC 2013

On Jul 24, 2013, at 9:36 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

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> Recalling Serge Gainsbourg's top o' the charts song from the late 1960s in France, "Je t'aime…moi non plus". See
> for more than you want to know about the history of the song, if you're not of a certain age. I hadn't known about the Picasso-Dali "me neither" exchange (real or apocryphal as the case may be) before reading this wiki write-up.  Here's a video of the song--there are others, but this one seems particularly French (and hence NSFW, depending on the W):

omg, jane birkin is 66 now!


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