les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Championnat de France des Râleurs

I started to watch Direct8's programme, Le Championnat de France des Râleurs on Youtube but it's too long and there's too much strong language.

But râler is a phenomenon worth mentioning.

It's when you turn "Victor Meldrew" and it all comes out.
It's an adult tantrum.
It's when you throw a hissy-fit.
It's throwing your toys from thr pram.
It's when you say "Could you give me a hand with this, please ?" and suddenly World War 3 breaks out.

The fact that there's so many ways of expressing this in English indicates that the Brits do it too.

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