Talk:Les Tontons flingueurs

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Having any quotes in the languages of their initial expression is always a good start, but there should also be english translations provided, to the extent they are available or can be attempted. ~ Kalki 17:22, 22 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I understand that such a page may be quite frustrating for non french speakers, but most of these quotes can't be accurately translated into other languages as they're deeply bound to french culture and way of talking. I don't think I have any sufficient talent to translate the ones that could make sense in english. Also, these quotes are funny only to people who have seen the film, and I don't know if it's ever been dubbed or subtitled in english. Maybe it would be a good source for translations. ~ Romanito 09:11, 23 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I understand that, but it would be nice to at least try to explain what some of these quotes mean. For example, why has the sentence "C'est curieux chez les marins, ce besoin de faire des phrases" become such a classic? Why is it so funny? I understand French very well but I just don't "get" this joke. How would you translate it into english? I have seen "we need a bigger boat" but I fail to see the connection.