Daily Archives: June 23, 2009

LANGUAGE LAB, or JAZZ MANGLISH EN CROUTE

Paris

Jazz photographer John Herr sends along this jeu d’esprit, a bit of French jazz Manglish.  To get the full flavor of it, I suggest that this note — a confirmation of purchase from a French record dealer — be read aloud in a suitable accent.  You know, the one we learned from Sid Caesar, from Warner Brothers cartoons.

Bonjour

Votre commande a ete prise en compte !

La livraison interviendra dans les meilleurs delais.

Merci et a bientot

Dear customer,

Thank you for your order.

The delivery of your records will be done in the best delay.