1. Imani1077 Member

    Hello, is there a more modern name for "tete de linotte" or a person who in general needs to "get his act together"? A forgetful, late, undependable, disorganized person...

    Thank you!
  2. OLN

    OLN Senior Member

    Alsace, France
    French - France, ♀
    tête de linotte is not archaic.
    synonyms : un étourdi, un écervelé (or : être + adjective for "avoir une tête de linotte")

    (undependable seems judgmental to describe a scatterbrain)
  3. Imani1077 Member

    Thank you!
  4. Magonette Senior Member

    Être une tête de linotte = Être tête en l'air, être étourdi
  5. edwingill Senior Member

    England English
  6. moustic Senior Member

    near Limoges
    British English
    Variation on the same theme ... cervelle de moineau ...
  7. edwingill Senior Member

    England English
    ou " écervelé"
  8. yael dans l'herbe

    yael dans l'herbe Senior Member

    Anjou France
    Quel étourneau!
  9. franc 91 Senior Member

    English - GB
    You might like to know that in the series of Little Miss Books - Little Miss Scatterbrain is translated as Madame Tête-en-l'air.

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