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English translation: play on words with châtaigne (chestnut)

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French term or phrase:chat teigne
English translation:play on words with châtaigne (chestnut)
Entered by: Melissa McMahon
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11:07 Mar 13, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Livestock / Animal Husbandry / cat
French term or phrase: chat teigne
I'm having trouble working out what this is - the meanings of 'teigne' (ringworm, moth...) don't seem to fit with 'cat' - perhaps a 'mangy' cat?

The context isn't very helpful: it's a joke in a set of illustrations of things you might preserve in jars - a row of jars with their labels: mushrooms, carrots etc, and then a cat in a jar with the label 'chat teigne'. The colouring of the cat suggests it's a ginger cat if anything...?

Thanks in advance.
Melissa McMahon
Australia
Local time: 17:43
play on words with châtaigne (chestnut) ??
Explanation:
is my initial impression....


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Note added at 17 mins (2008-03-13 11:25:13 GMT)
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http://www.picmystyle.com/2-01-1695-chat-teigne-couchee.html...

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Chat l'heure chat mot chat pelure Chat teigne chat eau ... Chat teigne , Chat peau , Chat moi , Chat thon , Chat mot , Chat sœur , Chat grain , Chat leur ...
www.ac-creteil.fr/ecpbertcoubron/potes.html -

je cherche un chef qui ferait avec moi un livre de menus ...
- [ Translate this page ]
et le chat teigne... mmmmm les marrons avec de la dinde pour noel :lol: [:zoey 16:3] et encore un chat. --------------- Kitty kitty kat ...
http://forums.france3.fr/france3/babs/cherche-ferait-vegetal...

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writeaway
Local time: 09:43
Grading comment
Thanks writeaway, I'm satisfied this is correct so I'll close and get working on a suitable pun.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +5play on words with châtaigne (chestnut) ??
writeaway


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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
play on words with châtaigne (chestnut) ??


Explanation:
is my initial impression....


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Note added at 17 mins (2008-03-13 11:25:13 GMT)
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http://www.picmystyle.com/2-01-1695-chat-teigne-couchee.html...

Document sans titre
]
Chat l'heure chat mot chat pelure Chat teigne chat eau ... Chat teigne , Chat peau , Chat moi , Chat thon , Chat mot , Chat sœur , Chat grain , Chat leur ...
www.ac-creteil.fr/ecpbertcoubron/potes.html -

je cherche un chef qui ferait avec moi un livre de menus ...
- [ Translate this page ]
et le chat teigne... mmmmm les marrons avec de la dinde pour noel :lol: [:zoey 16:3] et encore un chat. --------------- Kitty kitty kat ...
http://forums.france3.fr/france3/babs/cherche-ferait-vegetal...



writeaway
Local time: 09:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thanks writeaway, I'm satisfied this is correct so I'll close and get working on a suitable pun.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Yes, that's definitely possible, but 'chat teigne' does seem to be something by itself going on the google hits...

Asker: So this would be why the ghits didn't seem to converge on a common idea... thanks.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Anton Konashenok
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agree  fourth
5 mins

agree  David Goward: Definitely.
10 mins

agree  Victoria Burns:
46 mins

agree  suezen: well done :-)
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