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birdbee's morning french lesson.

copyright © Ed Beals 2010

People from the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany, and Canada will know about “Shreddies”. Thanks to our bilingual packaging, English-speaking Canadians can learn such handy phrases as “Faible teneur en gras!”, and “Pour ouvrir, soulever la languette”.

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6 Responses to “french”

  1. Moon Calf Says:

    I think I saw birdbee on the front of a cereal box the other day. If I’m not mistaken, specifically a “céréales d’avoine entière grillée, avec des noix et du miel”.

  2. Alex Says:

    This is one of my favorites. But it is SO Canadian that I don’t think anyone I work with here would find it nearly as funny as I do. Then again, I just did the ol’ Canadian name recognition experiment last weekend and confirmed for myself that it really is true – even seemingly well-informed and -traveled people here have no idea who the Canadian prime minister is. (Clues given to guess his name in a game of celebrity: “same last name as singer Ben, same first name as director Spielberg.” Correctly guessed answer followed by a unanimous shrug of non-recognition.)

  3. mfredrx Says:

    I’m pretty sure I learned as much French from cereal boxes as I did in High School. Except the stuff on cereal boxes is more practical than the lists of verbs I can parse.

  4. Frank Says:

    If he learns the phrase “Ah bebe, passer moi les pommes the terre” then he’ll know as much French as I do.

    • birdbee Says:

      Ha ha! Well, with my 1970’s junior high school french, I’m well equipped to comment on daily activities of Pitou and the members of la famille LeDuc.

  5. WG Says:

    Allez! Monsieur Oiseau-Abeille! 🙂
    Superb as always.

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