avoir son propre coucou

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by twinsen, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. twinsen Senior Member

    Russian
    Hello!

    What does it mean? "To have his own timetable" or "to be insane"?

    Thank you
     
  2. moustic Senior Member

    near Limoges, Fr.
    British English
    No context?
     
  3. CarlosRapido

    CarlosRapido Senior Member

    Québec - Canada
    français - English (Can)
    'coucou' est un euphémisme pour petit avion - on parle probablement d'un proprio d'avion léger.
     
  4. jetset

    jetset Senior Member

    France\Nice
    French
    With no context I understand to have its own aeroplane :)

    Edit : the sole link with Time would be a cuckoo clock...
     
  5. twinsen Senior Member

    Russian
    Yeah, sure. But I'm not quite certain that it would be of any particular help.

    Two guys were trying to hitch a ride on a plane that delivers mail. But it comes and goes only every two days. So they decide to try a different tack. Local boy tells them about a doctor who's got his own plane what he uses to get to his emergency patients:

    "Le médecin qui vient quand quelqu'un tombe gravement malade, il a son propre coucou"

    That's what he said

    Yes, I guess aeroplane works!
     
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