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Quoi ma gueule? Options
Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:48:39 PM
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What is the exact meaning, in English, of Quoi ma gueule?

PS. RIP Johnny

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Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:10:15 AM
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That's a tough one to explain and even more to translate.

I'm not a specialist of Johnny Halliday but here's what I think: it is a defiant response that implies that someone objected to Johnny Halliday's face or to what he looked like and he replies by saying basically "what, you got something to say about my face? Go on, say it!".
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:46:01 AM
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I am inquisitive and found this page.

"gueule" is normally use for animals mouths. It is also used as a slang term for human mouth or face.

"Qu'est-ce qu'elle a ma gueule?" would be something like "what's so disturbing about my face", but you should find something more colloquial: I don't master English enough for that.

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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 3:16:02 PM

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When we were kids, we played a game called "Tappe dans las geule" (not sure of spelling - that's why I'm here.) My sister would grab my wrist and told me to leave it loose. She would then wave my hand (resting elbow on table) back and forth saying, "Molley, molley, molley, molley...tappe dans la geule." (Working on old memories here.) Having been fooled once, I didn't play that game much - except to pull the same prank on someone else.
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