In this image (taken from the Les Parent Facebook page), we read a funny text message exchange between Thomas (grey) and his father (green). You can click on the image to make it bigger.
Thomas thinks he can hide a house party from his father, who’s away with his youngest son Zak.
But his father discovers that Thomas is up to no good, and he calls Thomas out on it…
Père — Salut mon grand. Tout se passe bien?
Thomas — Oui p’pa. Profitez de votre w-e. Allo à Zak.
Père — Tu fais quoi?
Thomas — Rien. Je chill dans ma chambre.
Père — Good. Dernière question, c’est qui le gars qui sonne à la porte avec 3 caisses de 24?
Thomas — Hein?? Vs êtes où?
Père — Devant la maison. En arrière des 6 autos / 8 scooters / 14 vélos qui bloquent l’entrée.
Père — Oh! La musique vient d’arrêter…
mon grand, big guy (term of endearment)
w-e, weekend (texting abbreviation)
je chill, I’m chilling, hanging out
un gars, a guy (pronounced gâ)
sonner à la porte, to ring the doorbell
une caisse de 24, a case of 24 beers, a “two-four”
vs, vous (texting abbreviation)
en arrière de, behind
bloquer l’entrée, to block the driveway
Thomas thought he could get away with saying he was just chilling in his room. But when he learns that his father is in front of the house seeing that a party’s underway, he cuts the music… and his father makes a sarcastic comment.
Here it is in English:
Father — Hi big guy. Everything ok?
Thomas — Yeah, Dad. Enjoy your weekend. Hi to Zak [his little brother].
Father — What are you doing?
Thomas — Nothing. Chilling in my room.
Father — Good. Last question, who’s the guy with 3 two-fours (3 cases of beer) ringing the doorbell?
Thomas — What?? Where are you guys?
Father — In front of the house. Behind the 6 cars / 8 scooters / 14 bikes blocking the driveway.
Father — Oh! The music just stopped… [i.e., Oh! Go figure! The music just stopped...]
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