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Colonel Schnaffs

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English (UK)
Je sais que 'camp it up' se traduit littéralement par 'se comporter dans une façon féminine' ou une phrase comme ça, mais je suis en train de traduire les mots d'un sketch de Monty Python, qui s'agit d'une brigade qui font leurs manœuvres dans une façon très féminine. Le sergent major hurle l'ordre:

"SQUAD! CAMP IT... UP!"

Comment peut-on traduire 'camp it up' comme un ordre? Je sais que je devrais vous proposer une tentative, mais je n'ai aucune idée.

Merci de votre aide!
 
  • Topsie

    Senior Member
    English-UK
    "SQUAD! CAMP IT... UP!"
    There doesn't seem to be a satisfactory equivalent for "camp" in French :(
    Try to think of what kind of orders a French sargeant would bark out to his men (things like "garde à vous!") and see if if words like "folle" or "efféminé" can fit ... I can only think of "Escadron! Soyez plus... folles!", but can't say I'm 100% happy with it!
    Perhaps the sketch has already been dubbed into French????
     

    guillaumedemanzac

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England Home Counties
    Well, all the English understand the joke. but you need a French answer which is snappy and funny! :confused:
    Peleton! Aux armes nues!
    Escouade! En tenue rose!
    Escadron! Rangez bittes et couilles! - sorry for spelling ? - only ever heard spoken!!
    Peleton! Dressez transvestites!
    Actually none of those have the right effect - :thumbsup: #2 or #3
    guillaume
     

    Colonel Schnaffs

    Senior Member
    English (UK)
    Hullo Colonel Schnaffs,

    « Escouade, efféminez-vous ! » ?
    Efféminez-vous! That's perfect! Why didn't I think of that? Thank you for you help, folks. God bless this excellent forum. I couldn't find a French version - in the German one they say 'Abteilung Tuntenparade... Stillgestanden!' which means 'Camp squad... Attention!' but that's not nearly as funny as the English.
     
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    archijacq

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    french France
    camp it up. to speak or behave in a coquettishly playful or extravagantly theatrical manner.

    suggestion (pour parodier l'ordre: "A vos armes !")
    "A vos charmes, mes cocos!"
     
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