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Ma cher amio

Posted by Bob on December 31, 2000

In Reply to: Ma cher amio posted by marcus on December 30, 2000

: : : : I want to find out what the phrase "Tonight I'm gonna see my machez a mio" means. I think it means, "My best friend, but I am not sure. Help!

: : : ma is french for my
: : : cher is french for dear
: : : mio and amio both came up a blank in French and Spanish dictionaires. Amicus is a latin adjective meaning friendly.

: : : Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh.
: : : Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.
: : : My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh.
: : : Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

: : : Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
: : : 'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio.
: : : Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gayo,
: : : Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

: : Yes... but it should be spelled file gumbo. File (with an accent over the e, pronounced fee-lay) is a spice, indispensible to good gumbo.

: : me thinks it could be coonass for my girl friend, using bastardized slang French and Spanish; mi cheri and amigo.

One might assume from your use of "coonass" that perhaps you are unaware of the Creole French spoken in the bayous of Louisiana, perhaps not up to speed on the long history or rich culture of the Cajuns who live there. You certainly seem ignorant of their ethnicity.