from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A gobioid fish (Eleotris gyrinus) of the Southern United States; -- called also sleeper.
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The tetard will be FINE, doctor is mean, you are clearly a magnificent maman and what is wrong with Pritt Sticking wounds anyway?!
The translation is indeed a cultural headache – Mr Grenouille means nothing to a French speaker who is not au fait with the UK, and “le petit tetard” is not as cute as Tadpole … who perhaps should be proud to be leading a double life in the literary world.
Indeed, who needs a certified translator when you have your own ‘tetard’?
Le tetard may enjoy this piece from Mots D’Heures: Gousses, Rame.
Ton petit tetard m’a tout l’air d’etre une poetesse accomplie.
As a closing line i would just like to wish you and t’tite tetard that sounds horrible in french !