Aspirated Ouis and The Meat Purveyors

The Parisian accent is actually pretty different than the “standard” French accent. There are loads of expressions specific to residents here. For example, Parisians refer to Paris as “Paname” for reasons unknown. There is also a special language called Verlain (for “l’envers” or reverse in English) which is actually an eponymous name for itself. “Rascal” becomes “Lascar”, “fou” (crazy) becomes “ouf” – hopefully you get the drift. But the weirdest Parisian quick for me is the aspirated “oui”. It is hard to describe but basically, Parisiennes in particular are prone to inhaling as they say “oui”. Try it and see for your self. It is a kind of pretentious way of emphasizing a “yes” without pushing one’s luck. Like I said, hard to explain.

Just working too late tonight but listening to Spotify. I like to select an obscure artist that I like, in this case the eternal Gourds from Austin and see what similar artists that Spotify will find. Well tonight, I got lucky with a live Copperhead Road from Steve Earle but even more interesting, The Madonna Trilogy from The Meat Purveyors from the Making Singles Drinking Doubles album. I had never heard of this group before to be honest but I absolutely love the bluegrass/country versions of Lucky Star and Like a Virgin in this Medley. Gives a whole new perspective on our generational diva. No, I am not thinking of the detestable divas for the young in’s today what with their Britney’s and Rihannas and god save us from Lady Gaga. No, I am speaking of the queen of trashy elegance and the destroyer of MTV, the lady Madonna herself hollered be her name.  Anyway, its way too late to be blogging so ciao until tomorrow.


About mfinocchiaro

IT Architecture Guru for large PLM software company but dabbling in Web 2.0 and other stuff.
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