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Thread #2761   Message #3995992
Posted By: Monique
11-Jun-19 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Les Trois Hommes Noirs (Barde)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Les Trois Hommes Noirs (Barde)
Maybe you guys need a translation. I meant...
Nobody says that the original is not "trois hommes en noir" (= three men in black), but that does not prevent the fact that if some people understood "trois hommes noirs" (= three black men), it's because the latter also has a meaning, which is not the original one indeed, but has a meaning all the same. Ditto if they'd been "in" gray with a quite different meaning for "gris" (in Fr. it also means "tipsy"). There would have been no confusion if they had been in light blue, dark green, lemon yellow or cherry red!