Americans Try to Guess the Meanings of French Expressions

The French language is inarguably a rich one, full of history, tradition, beautiful metaphors and exquisite expressions. But not every expression is elegant or poetic. “Avoir le cul bordé de nouilles” means “to have your butt surrounded by noodles.” Is that elegant? No. Poetic? That depends on what it means.

We asked Americans to guess the meaning of French expressions and decide if it made sense or not… and the responses were hilarious.


Want to see more Americans trying French things? Check out Americans try French cheese, or to laugh at (with) the French, watch French people try to pronounce difficult American words.