SIGforum
Members Fluent In French?

This topic can be found at:
http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/320601935/m/2300088164

October 09, 2019, 08:28 PM
a1abdj
Members Fluent In French?
If I wanted to call somebody a Wiggle Worm, or Wiggly Worm as a proper noun, what would it be in French? Male.


________________________



www.zykansafe.com
October 09, 2019, 08:32 PM
MikeinNC
I think Blaze is married to a French woman....

but wouldn’t it be ”ver wiggle”?

Sorry but it’s been 31 years since high school and we had a real live French girl in our class, and she was tres belle



"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

October 09, 2019, 08:47 PM
Milliron
Le ver tortillant.

(Who isn’t terribly fluent anymore but who does have a degree in the subject)


_________________________


“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson
October 09, 2019, 08:51 PM
r0gue
Jallen would have known. Frown



"Whatever you spend your time on, it's all you have." -- Faramarz
October 09, 2019, 08:57 PM
0-0
I agree with Milliron.
It sounds quite weird as an expression.

Vers gigotant / gigoteur, also works.

0-0
October 09, 2019, 09:03 PM
ensigmatic
Thing is: A wiggle worm has a specific meaning in American English. A word-for-word translation, transliteration, into French probably not the same meaning. So the question is: Does the OP want a translation or transliteration? Sounds like he wants the former.




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living." -- Seneca the Younger, Roman Stoic philosopher
"The dominant media is no more ``mainstream`` than leftists are liberals." -- me
October 09, 2019, 09:06 PM
Sig2340
Try

Se déhancher ver

Ver = worm





Nice is overrated

"It's every freedom-loving individual's duty to lie to the government."
Airsoftguy, June 29, 2018

October 09, 2019, 09:12 PM
a1abdj
quote:
Thing is: A wiggle worm has a specific meaning in American English. A word-for-word translation, transliteration, into French probably not the same meaning. So the question is: Does the OP want a translation or transliteration? Sounds like he wants the former.


New dog's name on AKC registration. My 3 year old wanted to call him Wiggle Worm as his English name, which was obviously vetoed. Gunner will be what he goes by, but I figured we could work in the name she wanted somehow.


________________________



www.zykansafe.com
October 09, 2019, 09:26 PM
Balzé Halzé
I'll ask my wife tomorrow if there is an equivalent French version of Wiggle Worm and how it might be written as a proper noun.


~Alan

Acta Non Verba Trump Stands Alone...but he fights
NRA Life Member (Patron)
God, Family, Guns, Country

"My guns are always loaded."
~R.G. Justified

What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure.
October 10, 2019, 08:52 AM
tacfoley
I am a French speaker from the age of three, but I wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to translate that. What does it mean in English? Is it a sexual expression? An insult? A gangster term?What?
October 10, 2019, 09:04 AM
a1abdj
quote:
What does it mean in English? Is it a sexual expression? An insult? A gangster term?What?



Big Grin


Usually a young child that won't stop moving. Children's toys and songs have also been modeled around it.


________________________



www.zykansafe.com
October 10, 2019, 10:09 AM
ensigmatic
quote:
Originally posted by tacfoley:
I am a French speaker from the age of three, but I wouldn't have the foggiest idea how to translate that. What does it mean in English? Is it a sexual expression? An insult? A gangster term?What?

wiggle worm

That's the problem to which I was earlier referring. Transliterated it might be "ver wiggle." But that's probably meaningless in French.




"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living." -- Seneca the Younger, Roman Stoic philosopher
"The dominant media is no more ``mainstream`` than leftists are liberals." -- me
October 10, 2019, 10:25 AM
Balzé Halzé
So in France they'd likely just say "un ver."

"Bouge comme un ver."

But there may also be another expression more commonly used but doesn't compare to a worm. My wife actually can't think of it right now, but she's reaching out to her family for any ideas. Her mom says they just say: c'est un petit ver de terre. So basically a little worm. "It's a little worm."


~Alan

Acta Non Verba Trump Stands Alone...but he fights
NRA Life Member (Patron)
God, Family, Guns, Country

"My guns are always loaded."
~R.G. Justified

What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure.
October 10, 2019, 10:28 AM
DJ_Boston
quote:
Originally posted by Balzé Halzé:
So in France they'd likely just say "un ver."

"Bouge comme un ver."

But there may also be another expression more commonly used but doesn't compare to a worm. My wife actually can't think of it right now, but she's reaching out to her family for any ideas.


Bouger = to fidget. Booger the dog Smile just don't ask Tac for another alliteration of bouger...


There is something good and motherly about Washington, the grand old benevolent National Asylum for the helpless.
- Mark Twain The Gilded Age

#CNNblackmail #CNNmemewar
October 10, 2019, 10:31 AM
egregore
quote:
Originally posted by a1abdj:
quote:
What does it mean in English? Is it a sexual expression? An insult? A gangster term?What?



Big Grin


Usually a young child that won't stop moving. Children's toys and songs have also been modeled around it.
Puppies - and kittens - sometimes like to twist and wriggle out of your grasp when you hold them.
October 10, 2019, 11:19 AM
Johnny 3eagles
How about something in English: Saint Charles Sir (or Miss) Wiggles

Or Mister (or Miss) Wiggles of Saint Charles



“Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.'
The warrior whispers back, 'I AM THE STORM."


NRA ENDOWMENT LIFE MEMBER
October 10, 2019, 11:48 AM
0-0
Un ver inquiet.

0-0