Today is the day after Release Day. I’m afraid I dreamed all night about book sales and Cajun French. All night long. The two have nothing in common, of course, but that’s what my dreams were about.
Before I get to the Cajun French lesson for today, I’m happy to announce the winner of yesterday’s guest blog prize! KAK!! You lucky girl you, you’re soon to be the proud owner of a mask. I’m afraid I didn’t take a picture of it, but trust me, it’s purty! If you send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, I can get all your pertinent information to send it to you!
Now on to the Cajun French lesson. I know, The Streak, right? Well funnily enough, earlier this week I was flipping through the radio stations when I heard this song playing. Except it wasn’t the one I’d heard. I grew up loving The Streak by Ray Stevens, so you know I had to pause to listen to this song. It was a Cajun French version! I knew instantly that this had to be my Cajun French lesson this week.
I’m going to play both versions for you just to help you remember the words so you can follow along better with the Cajun French version.
Ray Stevens’ version:
Poor Ethel. I used to laugh and laugh at this song no matter how many times I listened to it. I still giggle at it, so I suppose my childish humor hasn’t gone away completely.
Now for the Cajun French version by Monsieur Belton Richard (That would be pronounced Ree-shard with a stress on the Ree):
Okay, the video isn’t the best, but the song. Mais! I can’t help but laugh. I love the original, but you have to admit, it sounds completely different in Cajun French. I’m so glad Belton Richard changed Ethel’s name to Clothidle. Clothidle! *laughs and laughs*
Um, sorry. Er, so what do you think? That’s Cajun French. It sounds very fast, doesn’t it? From what I’ve heard from people who live around here but weren’t born here, we speak very fast. I don’t think we do, but I wouldn’t notice, would I? Hm. I’ll have to take notice from now on.
Oh! Before I let you go about your day wondering if you’re ever going to get this particular earworm out of your head, I’d just like to remind you that I’ll be over at Falyn Donaldson’s blog on Saturday with an excerpt from Ruby: Uncut and on the Loose. Also, don’t forget that my group blog has opened this week with our views on romance at Four Foxes, One Hound. We’ll also have guest fox, Monica Kaye, by on Saturday!