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post Mar 30 2006, 04:23 PM
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Heure Verte has just received a label for a new French absinthe "La Pute Verte" which can be translated by "The Green Bitch".
You can see the label here : Heure Verte
Personally, I find the name vulgar, The Green "Fairy" becomes The Green "Bitch"... what's next ???
He will soon receive a sample, so I'm sure he will write us a quick review here or on his forum.
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post Mar 30 2006, 04:31 PM
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How... cute.


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post Mar 30 2006, 05:23 PM
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actually 'pute' translates as 'whore'.

that's better, isn't it?


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post Mar 30 2006, 05:46 PM
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no pierreverte, "whore" is putain or prostituée "bitch" is pute
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post Mar 30 2006, 05:46 PM
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Depends on the price tag.


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post Mar 30 2006, 06:25 PM
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Hmm, the font is suspiciously similar (well, identical) to that used for something else absinthe-related…


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post Mar 30 2006, 06:25 PM
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'pute' means 'whore', also...and in light of the label art, i would think that's what they were getting at...


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post Mar 30 2006, 06:28 PM
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Is this the start of an argument about French? Should the Académie française be consulted?


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post Mar 30 2006, 06:54 PM
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Let's start then viking_emoticon.gif as pierreverte is not French... I am

Yes 'une pute' also means 'a whore' but literally in french 'pute' is 'bitch' and 'putain' is 'whore'.
Now I agree that from a labelling perspective they wanted to say 'the green whore' but they've labelled it 'the green bitch', which is really incorrect and vulgar in French, 'la putain verte' could have been a little better, that was my point pierreverte. Now I can teach you many many french language subtilities if you wish (just kidding you)
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post Mar 30 2006, 07:09 PM
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Ok ok ok .... Before the Coque fight starts...

http://www-old.ectaco.com/online/diction.p...=pute&x=19&y=26

Pute = HOOKER, WHORE, BITCH, SLUT

http://www-old.ectaco.com/online/diction.p...utain&x=22&y=32
Putain = WHORE, HOOKER, SCRUBBER, STREETWALKER, TART, BITCH, SLUT


There you have it.


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post Mar 30 2006, 07:12 PM
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Oh and they are so not first with that one...
This is a gift I got two and a half years ago from some very creative friends...


Absinthe des Prostituées:
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post Mar 30 2006, 07:14 PM
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>Now I can teach you many many french language subtilities if you wish (just kidding you)

i'll leave that to my french wife... abs-cheers.gif


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post Mar 30 2006, 07:22 PM
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Hey, at least it wasn't called The Green Cum Dumpster.

HV said this "Tout ce que je sais, c'est que c'est une recréation de l'absinthe La Cressonnée et que la distillerie est à Genevilliers, près de Paris".

I'm not fluent in French but isn't he saying as far as he knows this absinthe is intended to be a reproduction of Cressonée, the watercress absinthe?
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post Mar 30 2006, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE(hartsmar @ Mar 30 2006, 12:09 PM) *

Ok ok ok .... Before the Coque fight starts...

http://www-old.ectaco.com/online/diction.p...=pute&x=19&y=26

Pute = HOOKER, WHORE, BITCH, SLUT

http://www-old.ectaco.com/online/diction.p...utain&x=22&y=32
Putain = WHORE, HOOKER, SCRUBBER, STREETWALKER, TART, BITCH, SLUT


There you have it.


No wait, the redundance is appealing! frusty.gif

Oh, and my wife's french too! abs-cheers.gif


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post Mar 30 2006, 08:04 PM
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And then somebody said that the watercress ( from La Cressonée ) was supposed to fight the hamrful effects of the wormwood? I never heard that before.

Also, somebody pointed out that this absinthe was going to be suspiciously hitting the market on April 1st.
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