22 January 2010

Captain Crochet and Other Well Know Fairy Tale Characters

In class today, my prof mentioned Captain Crochet as if we should all know who that is.  Took me a second, but when the light bulb illuminated, it all made sense.  The French word for a hook is un crochet . . . guess that's  why crocheting is called crocheting.  So I thought I'd do a little research and find some more French characters for you.  (I'll start with an easy one for those of you who have been following this blog)

  1. La Petite Chaperon Rouge
  2. Cendrillon
  3. Blanche Neige
  4. Nain Tracassin
  5. La Fée Clochette
  6. La Belle au Bois Dormant
  7. Raiponce
  8. Tom Pouce
  9. Les Sept Nains    
    1. Prof
    2. Grincheux
    3. Joyeaux
    4. Dormeur
    5. Timide
    6. Atchoum
    7. Simplet
    8. La Belle et Le Bête
    9. L'Homme de Pain d'Epice
    10. Jacque et la Caine à Sucre
    11. La Petite Sirène
    12. Le Maître Chat, ou Le Chat Botté
    13. Le Vilian Canard
    I'd love to hear how you did on the quiz or if you know of any more.  

    Oh, before I forget, here are the answers: 1. Little Red Riding Hood.  2. Cinderella.  3. Snow White.  4. Rumpelstiltskin (literally: The Dwarf Tracassin).  5. Tinker Bell (literally: Fairy Bell).  6. Sleeping Beauty (literally: The Beauty that Sleeps in the Woods).  7. Repunzel.  8. Tom Thumb.  9. The Seven Dwarfs. (1. Doc.  2. Grumpy.  3. Happy.  4. Sleepy.  5. Bashful.  6. Sneezy.  7. Dopey.)  10. Beauty and the Beast.  11. The Gingerbread Man.  12. Jack and the Beanstalk.  13. The Little Mermaid.  14. Puss in Boots (literally: The Master Cat, or the Cat Boots).  15. The Ugly Duckling.

    2 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    This is what I got...Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Seven Dwarfs (only got 4 of them Doc, Grumpy, Happy, & Sleepy); and Jack in the Beanstalk....

    Anonymous said...

    This is what I got...Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Seven Dwarfs (only got 4 of them Doc, Grumpy, Happy, & Sleepy); and Jack in the Beanstalk....