From A to Z, Twenty-Six Funny, Weird, Vivid French Expressions




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Literally: laugh like a whale

Best equivalent: laugh one’s head off


See you tomorrow for the letter S, part of the A to Z challenge!


  1. Cute – I like the french expression.

  2. Yay – I almost knew one. Well, I knew the word for whale, so, I’m taking partial credit

  3. Ha. I was scouring my brain to remember what baleine was before scrolling down to the meaning. That’s a cute one.

  4. hilarymb says:

    Hi Evelyne – love that one … we do have some wonderful sayings, adapted or otherwise … cheers Hilary

  5. Oh where were you when I was trying to learn French? They made it so dry and dull. You are fun!

  6. I was late to the party discovering your posts Evelyne – and now I’m working my way backwards. Your theme is delightful, and so is this expression.

  7. I would love to see a whale laugh!

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