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être le géant nouveau c’est pas top

22:36 Apr 28, 2005
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French to English translations [PRO]
Linguistics / bilingual teen novel
French term or phrase: être le géant nouveau c’est pas top
"C’est sûr qu’être le géant nouveau c’est pas top !” renchérit la jeune créole, imbue de son mauvais jeu de mots.

these two kids are thirteen-year old twins. The boy, Tom, has REPEATED A CLASS. They moved with their father to a new town, a new school. They're a little anxious about their first day of school, tomorrow. The girl, Graziella (a little pest), makes the comment above.
It apparently refers to a French commercial/pub. Unfortunately, I live in Canada, so I have no idea what it is. I imagine part of the pun is about him being the tallet in his class, since he repeated it. But aside from that, I'm stumped!
Can anyone who lives in France help me?
Mille merci!
Sandra C.
France
Local time: 12:45


Summary of answers provided
3just an idea
Felicite Robertson
3being the new golden oldie is not going to be a golden experience
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Йtre le gИant nouveau c▓est pas top
being the new golden oldie is not going to be a golden experience


Explanation:
géant means great and top also means great so the pun is in the contradiction between being the géant nouveau et ce n'est pas top


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être le géant nouveau c’est pas top
just an idea


Explanation:
D'apres Jean de La Fontaine, une personne dont on a peur mais qui n'est pas méchante.


    Reference: http://www.sites.fse.ulaval.ca/tictheque/sites/fableslafonta...
Felicite Robertson
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:45
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
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