1. Mariro Senior Member

    "Menum, Menum!" This is what Leonard Cohen was referring to when he talked about "beautiful French girls with terrible teeth".

    Could it be "eh bien, eh bien" or "miam, miam" or "tadam tadam" I have no idea!
  2. agi83ml

    agi83ml Senior Member

    Edmonton, AB
    English/Français (Canada)
    Weird context, as 'menum, menum' is usually said when someone is eating something that tastes good. It is very childish. The closest english equivalent would be either 'yum!' or 'yummy!'.

    The best example I could come up with would be a parent that is trying to feed his child that is refusing to eat. The father could say something along the lines of : "Mange, Mathieu! C'est très bon. *father takes a spoonful to show him* Mmmm menum menum. C'est délicieux!"

    I'm not sure how this fits into beautiful French girls with terrible teeth though! :confused:
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010
  3. Mariro Senior Member

    So, we could say something like "Miam, miam! C'est délicieux!" I believe we can feel the irony, don't you think?
  4. Micia93

    Micia93 Senior Member

    in the center of France
    peut-être, mais je croyais Leonard Cohen plus poétique que ça ! :(
  5. Mariro Senior Member

    It's humorous, don't worry ;-)

    I've googled it a bit and I couldn't find this quote..I don't think he actually said it...

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