After watching a very entertaining Ghost Rider at the movies yesterday, Pépé and I had the following conversation in English.
Pépé: That Nicolas Cage looked like he had been pushing lead!
Pépé: You know, Nicolas Cage looked like he had been pushing lead.
Me: ….????….Pushing lead???…(long silence)…..Ohhhhh, you mean pumping iron!
In French, pousser la fonte translates literally to ‘pushing cast iron’!
Who knows where he got the ‘lead’ from?