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Frogs (the human kind)
by andrea
Originally published on August 26, 2013 in Doggerel        


In response to something Franciman said on the forum, about onions and berets and Frenchmen 🙂

(You ‘ave to read avec le French accent)


Squashing baguettes under sweaty armpits
and balancing beret on tete,
our intrepid Frog on a bicycle sits,
shouting to traffic ‘arrete!’

Oignons like pearls strung round his neck,
aptly called ‘Onion Johnny’.
They ferried their veg to the UK, by ‘eck,
then greedily counted le monet

Le Frog’s got a rep as an amant to keep,
(most of the ladies cry ‘oui!’)
Wine ‘em and dine ‘em , then with ‘em he’ll sleep,
(pretending to be a marquis)

So let’s swig a verre or two of le vin,
no matter if rouge or blanc.
You might not like ‘em too much to a man,
but there’s nothing quite like their plonk.

And ah! The lights of ol’ Gay Paree
La Seine et Les Folies Bergere.
To stroll in Le Bois with a dapper Grenouille,
Nothing on earth can compare.

© andrea (andrea on OLD UKA)

UKArchive ID: 31172
Archived comments for Frogs (the human kind)


orangedream on 26-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Thanks for making me smile, Andrea.

And speaking of onions, we have a bumper crop this year, and not a beret in sight;-)

Tina

Author’s Reply:
Crikey, I'd completely forgotten I'd posted this! Thanks for the read and comment, Tina 🙂


Nomenklatura on 26-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Très drôle, Chef!

Author’s Reply:
Mucky buckets, mon ami 🙂


barenib on 26-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Very bien, je think! John x.

Author’s Reply:
Ta John – fab to see you so perky 🙂

x

And thanks to the nibber too!


Bradene on 26-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Ha! Ha! I love it, Sounds great when recited out loud. 1st class. Valx

Author’s Reply:
Thanks Val, appreciate it 🙂


franciman on 26-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Ainsi va La vie, ma douce cabbàge.

j'aime beaucoup La dapper grenouille.

cheers,

The Jock Frog XX

Author’s Reply:
Oi! Who you calling a brassica then, eh?

I like Frogs too – me youngest's pater is one 🙂


Weefatfella on 26-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
 photo Voltaire_zpsf690f201.jpg

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.

Voltaire. Silver plate. Seeing as yie liked the buggers face, well yie can huvit. I was just thinking. a coupla letters in the right place in that quote and one could get into troubell..; I E.

Weefatfella.

Author’s Reply:
Ah, yes, well, y'know WFF, you can't have everything, eh? Horses douvres et al *sigh*


Romany on 27-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Tres bien cherie! I love the 'monet' line x

Author’s Reply:
Ta Romany 🙂


stormwolf on 27-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Gave me a right laugh (as always!!!) 😉

Fab

Alison x

Author’s Reply:
Awww, ta. And believe moi, je have le experience 🙂


amman on 27-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Ha,ha. Tres amusant. Particularly like the caricature of the Englishman hopping back across the channel with e string of onions around his neck.

Given my surname..Cheers from the Welsh Frog.

Author’s Reply:
It was the French (Bretons) who hopped across the channel selling their onions in the UK, Amman – hence the name Onion Johnnies. See here –> ONION JOHNNY

And here's the man himself (well, one of them, anyway :))

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Corin on 27-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Oh La La!

Madame tu es trop méchant,

Ta poésie est très risqué

Mais je t’adore, tu es mon amour

Parce que tu es très gai!

Author’s Reply:
Crikey! En fin, un admirer!


Corin on 27-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Oh La La!

Madame tu es trop méchant,

Ta poésie est très risqué

Mais je t’adore, tu es mon amour

Parce que tu es très gai!

Author’s Reply:


Ionicus on 27-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Jim, the Jock Frog, called you ma douce cabbàge. Just to carry on the franglais banter can I call you mon petit chou?

A very amusing dissertation on onions and onion sellers.

Luigi xx

Author’s Reply:
Call me wot you liked, Luigi. I'll aime you regardless.

x


mageorge on 27-08-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Andrea, I can honestly say that I didn't understand a word of it. Lol, uneducated 'lout' am I.

Regards,

Mark.

Author’s Reply:
Hah! And I thought that je suis was parfaitement clear!


pommer on 01-09-2013
Frogs (the human kind)
Cher Andrea,selon moi c'est humoristique.I thought I would use a bit of my rusty French,Which I have had no chance to practice for the last 60 years. Had a good laugh. Well done.Pommer.

Author’s Reply:
Mucky buckets, Pommer – tres gentle 🙂