Let's boo this (halloween)

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by meedherrero, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. meedherrero Senior Member

    French-Spanish
    Bonjour,

    que veut dire cette phrase que l'on dit à l'occasion d'Halloween ?

    Merci !!
     
  2. misterk Moderator

    Boston, MA, USA
    English-American
    Où l'avez-vous vue ? Qui la dit, et à qui ? Dans quel contexte ?
     
  3. Jim in Phila Senior Member

    American English
    "Boo" is often shouted at someone to frighten them. Part of celebrating Halloween is trying to scare or frighten people, but it's all in fun and playful.
     
  4. Masood

    Masood Senior Member

    Leicester, England
    British English
    Sounds like a very bad Halloween-based play on words: "Let's boo this" instead of "Let's do this."
     
  5. Jim in Phila Senior Member

    American English
    I should add that "boo" also shows disapproval of something. A bad actor is booed, a bad sports player is booed. So another interpretation of your phase is that Halloween should be disapproved of, maybe done away with. The rest of the article will make clear which interpretation is better.
     

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