Man­qué busi­ness: Week 1130’s For­eign-phrase puns

The Washington Post Sunday - - DIVERSIONS - BY PAT MY­ERS In Week 1130 we asked you to make a pun on a for­eign term or phrase (or a for­eign term that’s be­come an English one) and de­scribe the re­sult. Here’s la crème of about 1,700 en­tries. Not sure what the orig­i­nal term was? You can see links to t

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3rd place 2nd place and the deck of “Aussie Sheila” cards: And the win­ner of the Inkin’ Me­mo­rial Hon­or­able Men­schen (und Frauen):

Chor­eigami: The art of fold­ing laun­dry. (Ben Aronin, Washington)

Pater­fe­malias: Cait­lyn Jen­ner. (Mike Gips, Bethesda)

Lib­erté, égal­ité, ma­ter­nité: The re­sult of too much fra­ter­nité. (Stephen Gold, Glas­gow, Scot­land)

Huevos ranch eros: Break­fast on Broke­back Moun­tain. (Chris Doyle, Pon­der, Tex.)

Ice versa: Giv­ing back the en­gage­ment ring. (Tom Witte, Mont­gomery Vil­lage)

Glamor vincit om­nia: What Hil­lary Clin­ton sin­cerely hopes is not true. (Danielle Nowlin, Fair­fax Sta­tion)

Amor vincit am­ne­sia: Typ­i­cal soap opera plot. (Mark Raffman, Re­ston)

Joie de Bieber: It feels pretty good to be 21 years old and worth 200 mil­lion dol­lars. (Tom Witte)

Jin­dalaya: A con­conc­tion that some­how man­ages to be both bland and of­fen­sive. (Frank Osen, Pasadena, Calif.)

Ho pol­loi: A cheap hooker. (Dave Pre­var, An­napo­lis)

Hea culpa: It’s the other guy’s fault. (Jim Stiles, Rockville)

Maya culpa: It’s the Mex­i­cans’ fault! — D. Trump (Todd De­Lap, Fair­fax)

Mayor culpa: Mar­ion Barry, Vin­cent Cianci, Kwame Kil­patrick, Ray Na­gin . . . (War­ren Tan­abe, An­napo­lis) Plus ça change, plus c’est la même shows: The new sit­coms look a lot like the old ones. (Skip Liv­ingston, Hopewell, N.J.)

De thing Plorabuswe can all Unum: agree The on oneis we don’t like each other. (Art Gri­nath, Takoma Park)

Répon­dez s’il vous play: An in­vi­ta­tion on Tin­der. (Dave Pat­ton, Ar­ling­ton, a First Of­fender)

Non com­pass men­tis: “Don’t worry, honey, I know ex­actly where we’re go­ing.” (Matt Monitto, Bristol, Conn.)

Non com­post men­tis: “Did you just throw those per­fectly good veg­etable peels into the trash can? You must be out of your freak­ing mind!” (Danielle Nowlin)

Ad hock: Served with a spe­cial gar­nish to an ob­nox­ious diner: Af­ter be­ing or­dered to “make it snappy,” Pierre served up the filet mignon ad hock.” (Jim Stiles)

Per­sona non gra­tu­ity: What the waiter will be if he serves the filet ad hock. (Jim Stiles)

Purse-owner non grata: It’s a man’s world. (Dud­ley Thompson, Cary, N.C.)

Laden­freude: The col­lec­tive Amer­i­can cheer when we learned that the Navy SEALs got their man. (Amy Harris, Char­lottesville)

Rigor Mor­ris: When a cat has used up its nine lives. (Jeff Con­tom­pa­sis, Ashburn)

Peeanis­simo: The qui­eter vol­ume you get from aim­ing at the side of the toi­let bowl. (Dave Pre­var)

Bonk al­ways vi­vant:wants to Some­onebed the who­life of the party. (Frank Osen)

Boudoirk:vi­vant. (Frank The Osen) op­po­site of a bonk

Very­boten: Not just out of the ques­tion, but OUT OF THE QUES­TION. (Dud­ley Thompson)

Coup de grass: Lawn 1, mower 0. (Marni Pen­ning Coleman, Falls Church)

Coitus in­ter­ruckus: The up­stairs neigh­bors are at it again. (Chris Doyle)

Cri decor: “What have you DONE to my HOUSE??” the HGTV con­tes­tant screamed. (Marni Pen­ning Coleman)

La dolce feta: Greece, back in the day. (Sylvia Betts, Van­cou­ver, B.C.)

Chargé d’af­fairs: Alimony. (John

Bur­ton, Hern­don)

Summa cum loud: Let­ting ev­ery­one know, for the rest of your life, that you grad­u­ated at the top of the class. (Rick Haynes, Boyn­ton Beach, Fla.)

Cad in­fini­tum: Many a woman’s dat­ing history. (Amy Harris)

Caveat emp­tier: Be­ware the

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Sh­lalom:Mid­dle East The peace. down­hill (Kevin path Dopart,of vis­it­ing Naxos, Greece)

Nom Twit­ter de han­dle. fume: (PamYour rants-only Sweeney, Burling­ton,McLean) Mass.; Larry Neal,

Nom de prune: “Cal­i­for­nia Dried Plums.” (Yuki Hen­ninger, Vi­enna)

Veni, Vidi, Vichy: I came, I saw, I sur­ren­dered. (Neil Harris, Gaithers­burg, a First Of­fender)

Pox pop­uli: Veni, VD, vici. (Jeff Con­tom­pa­sis)

Lardi Gras: An even fat­ter Tues day. (Rob Huffman, Fred­er­icks­burg)

Tardi Gras: Fat Thurs­day. (John Glenn, Tyler, Tex.)

Stoat cou­ture: Gen­uine furs at a lower price point. (John McCooey, Re­hoboth Beach, Del.)

En­tree nous: “I’m not that hun­gry -- I’ll just have a lit­tle of yours.” (Marni Pen­ning Coleman)

Tan­nen­bomb: The Style In­vi­ta­tional FirStink “prize.” (Emily Davis, Bloom­ing­ton, Ind.) Still run­ning — dead­line Mon­day night, July 27: Our con­test for cler­i­hews. See in­vite1133.


This squir­rel doesn’t know how ridicu­lous it looks. Or care.

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