to talk clown

08:22 Aug 29, 2010
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English to French translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / courrier avocat
English term or phrase: to talk clown
Bonjour,

Contexte : lettre d'un avocat rapportant le comportement d'une personne Y (licenciée) à l'égard de ses collaborateurs. "Talk clown" est entre guillemets dans le texte.

"X reported that Y always **"talked clown"** to everyone in the office".
"Frictions with Z resulting from Y **"talking clown"** to him led to Z's decision to leave the company"

Merci !
Aude Sylvain
France
Local time: 12:39


Summary of answers provided
2se moquer
Vanessa Di Franco
Summary of reference entries provided
Clown Theory
Françoise Vogel

Discussion entries: 16





  

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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
se moquer


Explanation:
C'est ce qui me semble le plus logique dans le contexte... mais je ne suis pas sure!

Vanessa Di Franco
Local time: 12:39
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ItalianItalian
Notes to answerer
Asker: merci V. Oui, dans le contexte ça pourrait fonctionner mais j'aimerais bien connaître le sens précis de l'expression...


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Françoise Vogel: tous les chemins mènent à Rome ... De la condescendance ("down"), maintenant que nous le savons, à "se moquer" il n'y a qu'un léger glissement
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10 mins
Reference: Clown Theory

Reference information:
description: For anyone who wants to talk clown

... on ne sait jamais


    Reference: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7979756156
Françoise Vogel
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 193
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