[Ads-l] "To the nines"

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Tue Feb 17 08:28:50 UTC 2015

JB: "Mes souliers sont neufs" = "My shoes are size nine."
WB: On the International Shoe Size Conversion Chart, a French size nine
registers as a very petite baby booty. So that <<Agie de ton âge, pas ta
taille de chaussures>> sounds even more insulting than the derived
Franglais expression ever could.

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