Relationships with the phone/ with a region in the inimitable style of Nino Ferrer

How would you go about describing other people’s relationships with the phone in French?

How do you feel about different regions, the South of a country perhaps…Some singers have definite ideas.

Mais répondez-vous au téléphone?…

Listen to Nino Ferrer singing about other people’s relationships with the phone.

http://chansons-fle.wikispaces.com/file/view/Ferrer%2C%20Nino%20-%20Le%20t%C3%A9l%C3%A9fon.mp3

Le téléfon

Bernadette, elle est très chouette
Et sa cousine, elle est divine
Mais son cousin, il est malsain
Je dirais même que c’est un bon à rien

Noémie est très jolie
Moins que Zoé, mais plus que Nathalie
Anatole il est frivole
Monsieur Gaston s’occupe du téléfon

Gaston y a l’téléfon qui son
Et y a jamais person qui y répond
Gaston y a l’téléfon qui son
Et y a jamais person qui y répond

Marie-Louise, elle est exquise
Marie-Thérèse, elle est obèse
Marie-Berthe, elle est experte
Par l’entremise de sa tante Artémise

Edouard fume le cigare
Et Léonard porte une barbe noire
Léontine fait la cuisine
Monsieur Gaston s’occupe du téléfon

Gaston y a l’téléfon qui son
Et y a jamais person qui y répond
Gaston y a l’téléfon qui son
Et y a jamais person qui y répond

Non, non, non, non, non, non, non, non, non…

And how did Ferrer feel about The South?

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xf9dp0_nino-ferrer-le-sud_music

Lyrics to Le Sud:

http://rock.rapgenius.com/Nino-ferrer-le-sud-lyrics

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About angeleannandrews

I am Anglo Maltese and live in Surrey with my husband and son. I have been teaching languages for almost 30 years. Having been trained in Anthropology, I have social issues at heart. When I was nearing 50, I wished to use my talents to make money for charity. I have created 50 photo-poems which will be featuring on this site. If you wish to encourage my effort, please give a small donation to ShelterBox http://www.justgiving.com/user/23773460 after reading my poems. Many people are out there actually tackling the world's problems. We may not be able to join them but every little helps.Thanks a million! Angie
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