Téléphone arabe

Téléphone arabe c l i c k h e r e t o a c c e s s t h e e n t i r e t r a n s l at i o n m at t e r s i s s u e "In France, we say `an angel passes by;' in Spain, `a Bishop is born;' in Portugal, `a poet is dead.' I'm glad that I could place a long silence in one of my films." ­ Raoul Ruiz Definition In French, the expression "" has two meanings: 1) An oral communication and, furthermore, a rumor or unreliable information; 2) A kid's game which consists of whispering a word to one another in a circle: the first person whispers a phrase in the ear of the second, the second tells the heard phrase to the third, and so on until the last player says it out loud, usually giving way to a collective frenzy due to the ­ voluntary or involuntary ­ deformations the initial phrase has undergone through its multiple repetitions. Hiatus One day, I noticed that the word "telephone" written in Arabic created a semantic short-circuit with the French expression "" http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png SubStance University of Wisconsin Press

Téléphone arabe

SubStance, Volume 44 (2) – Aug 6, 2015

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c l i c k h e r e t o a c c e s s t h e e n t i r e t r a n s l at i o n m at t e r s i s s u e "In France, we say `an angel passes by;' in Spain, `a Bishop is born;' in Portugal, `a poet is dead.' I'm glad that I could place a long silence in one of my films." ­ Raoul Ruiz Definition In French, the expression "" has two meanings: 1) An oral communication and, furthermore, a rumor or unreliable information; 2) A kid's game which consists of whispering a word to one another in a circle: the first person whispers a phrase in the ear of the second, the second tells the heard phrase to the third, and so on until the last player says it out loud, usually giving way to a collective frenzy due to the ­ voluntary or involuntary ­ deformations the initial phrase has undergone through its multiple repetitions. Hiatus One day, I noticed that the word "telephone" written in Arabic created a semantic short-circuit with the French expression ""

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