We say 'cul de sac'
To make 'dead end' sound sunny.
We say 'nouveau riche'
Instead of working class with money.
We call art 'avant-garde'
When we don't understand it.
Jumble sales sell 'bric-a-brac'
Which must be French for shit.
Let's call a spud a spud,
No more lies or elaborate word contortions.
Chips are chips
Not pomme frites or french fries.
Why say 'haute cuisine' when you mean 'smaller portions'.
No more saying we had a 'tete a tete'
When you mean you've been nagging
Bragging or just chin wagging,
And no more calling it a 'menage a trois'
When you mean three people shagging.
I would like to thank