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Patte Rosebank
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As I’ve posted elsewhere, Yvan (one of the characters in the play, “ART”, by Yasmina Reza) is a poster child for ADHD.

The play is now pretty much a modern classic, has been translated into 35 languages, and is studied in schools. You can get the script on Amazon, in both the English translation (by Christopher Hampton) or the original French. I’ve ordered the English one, and I think my aunt & uncle (who speak fluent Parisian French) have ordered the French. I’d like to compare the versions. There are so many lines that are wonderful in English, but would be even better as mottoes in French.

An example: “The older I get, the more offensive I hope to become.”

I’m not sure why, but I love that line. And it’s the perfect response when you belch during dinner, and your dad says, “That’s disgusting! You’re 41 years old.”