French Phrase of the Day: Tyler is naughty.
While chatting with Tyler’s veterinarian Dr. Métivet, I let Tyler sniff around the room. He happened to be particularly interested in the counter where Dr. Métivet had fed him a biscuit and kept trying to jump on it. Well, he wasn’t able to accomplish that, but he did manage to knock off a surgical scissor that came crashing down and almost stabbed the little rugrat.
After that, Dr. Métivet taught me a new French word.
Dr. Métivet: Tyler est coquin!
Moi: Comment, coq au vin? Un coq comme un rooster? Je sais pas ce mot.
Dr. Métivet: Non, non. (Writes the word down on a piece of paper, and then proceeds to pull out a French/English dictionary to show me the definition.)
Moi: Ahh, he’s naughty/mischevious. Oui – that’s why I call him Tyler the Terror.
Dr. Métivet: Make sure you don’t use this word for men though. It’s not the same. There is a sexual connotation.
Moi: You mean, like a pervert?
Dr. Métivet: Oui!