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It's not your onions!

This French expression makes me smile. The saying is "C'est pas tes oignons !"

It means it's none of your business.

If you translate it literally it reads "it's not your onions".......

And to me France and onions go hand in hand, although it has been a while since I have seen a French man wearing a beret with a string of onions around his neck......maybe these are no longer in fashion in this part of France......or is that I just do not notice them anymore!

Je vous souhaite une semaine fabuleuse,

L x


  1. And how can onions look so good s they do here?????
    What a charming picture :))))Exxpression too,by the way ;)

  2. What a charming way to say 'it is none of your business.' Can I steal this phrase and see if it takes off in America? :-)



  4. What a classic expression - things always sound so much better in French ! And that image is just perfect. xx

  5. A charming way to tell someone to mind their own business.. Now I have to see what the equivalent is in Castellano.

  6. I love that saying! If I could only say it in French! Jennifer:)

  7. I love hearing new slang! I have been with my French husband for 8 years and just learned new slang on Sunday! I guess we never stop learning!

  8. Beautiful photo -- I think that there are certain shades of colors that can only be found in France. This is one of them.

    The idiomatic expressions in French are just delightful but one must pay attention to the meaning and not inadvertently use one out of context. I have made one "royal" faux pas -- a big one, so I am more cautious now. hehehe

  9. I agree, how can onions look so gorgeous as I dislike them?! Now when I want to say, 'it's none of your business', I think of onions. Ha!

  10. 'A quién le importa '
    'No te metas'

    Mind your own business in Español

  11. Hi L

    What an interesting expression!
    I shall remember that.

    A tres bientot mon ami.(smile)

    Julie xx

  12. Love the photograph and the saying! A good week to you Leanne. x

  13. I am totally, totally in love with that photograph!! C'est magnifique!

    Jackie x

  14. Bonjour Leeann. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I love that picture of the bike with the onions - very vintage. Glad to now have found your blog, it looks fab. Love from London x

  15. My kids Aussie version of this has always been 'None of your beeswax Mum!'
    Millie ^_^

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