That last one doesnt work for mimes. I only just started reading Bug a few days ago and you have the best one by far. Also, I am sad I dont read French.
Quick French lesson:
Zut Alors: Darn!
C'est la vie!: That's life!
Merde: The very hard to pronounce French word for "Shit!"
Ennui: Boredom or monotony
If only it was true XD
Have long admired the strip but wanted to say that I always enjoy the hands on the various Bugs– in a few lines you make them so expressive. Panel 4 is a great example.
Office life in France would be a breeze… and you get the whole month of August off!
god made french people to ensure 'murcan webcomics don't use any performance enhancing drugs.
Wine, understanding, and sleep, hum, I am moving my cubicle to France.
In 'Sicko' French people said that they get like five weeks of paid vacation I think.
Yes we do get 5 weeks of paid vacations per year in private companies (sometimes a bit more), and a lot more for people working in the public administration
nice comic btw
Errrr, not exactly true, you also get 5 weeks of paid vacation in public employement. The only execption are teachers, since there is not much to do when there is no one around to teach. And let’s not even get into RTTs, it is probably too out of this world.
A few other benefits of France is virtually free health and education (free from pre- to high-school, tuition for college is something qround $200 a year and yes, this is two hundred, not a typo). Oh, and the tax form takes exactly 15 minutes to fill out.
The cons are all-nuclear energy, président Sarkosy, Mickaël Vendetta, a growing public deficit, a derelict self-conflicting left-wing, and that old hag of a neighbour I had to suffer for years.
I hope you see the irony of your statements and are being snarky.
“Free” health and education. “Cheap” college…
Growing debt/deficit. Bankruptcy.
And, now the Francies elect a socialist President to make it all better?!
Achtung! Die fuhrer ist neigh!
@Jep, that'll so in many european states. 5-6 weeks of vacation. That's why you see Germans travelling so much. Too(?) much time!
All thanks to workers unions that aren't just bullies like in the U.S. but actually get something done for us.
Actually, in most works (research works at least) you get 2 weeks each year which you can accumulate, so after 3 years you have a vacation of 6 weeks
I’m not sure what you mean, but here in Germany, the law says that for a full time job, you get a minimum of 24 paid vacation days every year.
Doesn't France have 10 hour work days with 3 day weekends?
most people (like, those in offices) do 8 hours per day, 5 days per week
with lunch hour it works out to 9 hours a day, 5 days a week.
The bug in panel four is perfect! I love the arms and hands. So full of woah.. Awesome Strip graphically and humorly! 😛
If that was true i move to france and come down with ennui each day, getting money for st aying at home
I love how lady bug spreads her pinkie in panel 2. Thanks for your great comic, Adam. The day I read it first it instantly became one of my favorites. May you and we enjoy a lot more successful, "buggy" years
… don't forget every P.A. works naked plus we have fois gras and champagne at lunch time and a foot massage every friday!
Nice one Adam. I would love to see more strips about nations' habits.
Me too! I'd love to see bug become international…
I concur!! Next week – International Bug Week!!
unbelievable knowledge of french insults.
If only we had chardonnay or "un petit bordeau" at work.
Why do I love those strips ?
I'm afraid you are liable to the paris syndrome mate O.o
"Don't get your croissants in a twist", I love that line!
Je ne vois absolument pas ce qu'il y a de drôle, c'est exactement comme ça ici.
Nonononono!!! you're wrong!!!!!
srsly how could you let that go
we don't have wine in water coolers here, we got champagne!!!
plz, at least ask people about that kind of thing before.
Awesome comic though. keep going ^^
Is it just me, or does anyone else want a croissant.
Great comic today
In Panel 2, the dispenser has two spigots. In the US, one is hot, one is cold. I'm trying to figure out what they would be in France. Certainly not "chaud" for a wine-cooler. Holy Carp! I just realized that's a "wine-cooler". EXCELLENT Work Adam!
Bug est probablement la meilleure bande dessinée que j'ai jamais lu. Votre maîtrise de la France me stupéfie, Adam, et je ne suis même pas français.
Monsieur Huber, vous parlez français? Bien… Très bien. Je l’ai étudié pour 6 ans et aujourd’hui je ne me rappelle trop, mais ce n’est pas trop peu que je ne puisse pas parler avec toi cette façon maintenant…
Je suis québécoise et aussi tout à fait d’accord, MDR
Love da bugs.
LOL If only… If only…
I'm french, and I'm thinking about moving to america… I hope there is not THIS much of difference
Oh yes there is my dear.
I don’t want to sound too cliché, but the hardest difference to adjust to is food. And one very curious thing is, for a nation with such love for sugar in general to offer such a poor choice in sweets and pastries is unbelievable. Here, the chocolate section of a supermarket consists of three shelves when in France it is an entire aisle.
Appart from that it is really easy to adjust to the american way of life.
Oh, another important thing to know is that 99.7% of americans are NOT uncultured red-necks.
zut, il me semble voir plus d'un log in. Je disais donc que je suis québécoise et suis tout à fait d'accord, MDR.
Live, she is meaningless. My work, he's boring. And she (my car) is broken. Mais, c'est la vie.
If working in an office was really like that, I wouldn't mind getting a white-collar job in France :3
hahahahaha the last panel is a killer! nice finish for yet another great strip
C'est, uh, Qu'est-c'on Dit… beautiful…
such is life…. Ima try that on my boss
Very good, oui! I had no trouble understanding the strip, being gifted with two languages. Despite that, I'm pretty sure most readers got the punchlines alright, because the humor is quite clear and well-worded. Another great day in the life of Bug!
Oh man… you need a facbookpage! I'd like to like your comics
Si seulement c'était la réalité ^^
“Life…she is meaningless” my favorite Bug quote of all time. You are in great form these days.
haha i showed my french teacher this and she printed it and put it on the wall
Awesome! Can you assume what it’s like to work in an office in Australia next? 😀
A friggin coincidence! I’m on a school trip to Paris, and we’re leaving …. But they have delicious food, and the fries at McDonalds taste better :3
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