Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ghost Rider

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!
Me: Huh?
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?

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