Expression – French

Expression from Nantes, France

Gueuleton (un grand) – A large/big diner or meal – This is a very familiar expression and it was used often to describe a large family lunch/diner or wedding meal.  My father’s family used this expression often, to the dis-pleasure of my mother, who was from Paris!  She thought it was too familiar and borderline vulgar…  It is certainly not an expression spoken by Parisians.

Collector’s Analysis- This example as an expression is perfect folklore because it shows the difference in customs between two regions and how one region varies from another. The Parisians thought of this Breton expression as vulgar.