|We can meet at the resto for an apero. . . How does that sound?|
Today My-Reason-For-Living-In-France and I were out and about and stopped in a café for a cup of coffee. Sitting at a table next to us were two pretty teenage girls in the throes of an animated conversation. As is often the case with those under 30 in France (and no doubt in most every other country in the world) their back-and-forth was punctuated by words from the secret language of the young.
Apparently something dramatic happened to one of the girls because she told her friend she was confronted with an absolute “cata” — translation, “catastrophe.” Then they both laughed.
A few months ago we were walking through IKEA and a group of teens was talking about going to “the apart of Vero for an apero.” In other words, they were planning to go to Veronique’s apartment for an apéritif.
I find this to be so much fun. I have been trying to think of other words like these and can only come up with “ado, resto”and Caro or “adolescent, restaurant” and “Caroline.” I know there are many, many more.
Please tell me the ones you know.
Off to Paris. A demain. . .