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GUEULE DE BOIS
19.01.2017

Right. Let us look those words up.

Gueule= mouth, muzzle, face ( informal).

Bois= wood.

Gueule de bois means face/mouth of wood?!

Now, think of situations when you’ve felt like having a ” wooden” face or a”wooden” mouth… You are right. Hangover. Trop de vin rouge la veille!

Funnily enough, bois also means ” you drink” as in the second person singular of the verb boire= to drink.

This is a pure coincidence though.

 

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