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(Daily Mail)   British woman goes for weeks without showering, skincare products as an experiment. When asked how she felt, she replied "Je me sens très bien. Un peu graisseux, mais rien trop mauvais"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 97
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2007-08-24 09:11:50 AM
Very, very well done subby.
 
2007-08-24 09:26:00 AM
i10.tinypic.com
 
2007-08-24 09:29:38 AM
BRAVO!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2007-08-24 09:56:32 AM
It was only when I made the mistake of telling the other mothers at my children's school, who hadn't seemed to mind my scruffy appearance at all until then, that things changed. When they realised I hadn't washed for three weeks, they turned up their noses and acted as though I was the most disgusting thing on the planet, even pulling their children away from me.

I just needed to quote this paragraph.

For years, she has experienced Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which bizarrely seemed to improve the longer she went without washing.

Because she knows she has to live with the consequences if she messes her pants?
 
2007-08-24 10:05:10 AM
Before anyone gets on my case about the translation, it's courtesy of babelfish.altavista.com. The only french I know I learned from Eddie Izzard.
/subby
//Le singe est sur la branche
 
2007-08-24 10:07:03 AM
I go a long time without showering in England. Mostly because I can't get accustomed to sitting down in a tub and using the handheld sprayer all over. Rinse, rinse, rinse, put sprayer down, it sprays all over the wall, try to grab it with my foot, I freeze while soaping up, rinse, rinse...ultimately I'm half as clean as I'd like, while the bathroom is soaked.

Seriously, been there 4 or 5 times and I always struggle with bathing (stand-up showers are the norm just about everywhere in the US). Is there some technique I'm missing here?
 
2007-08-24 10:14:57 AM
Didn't I once read that the British have the lowest per capita soap consumption in Europe?

(Maybe it was in Snopes.)
 
2007-08-24 10:19:40 AM
Well played, subby, well played.
 
2007-08-24 10:28:27 AM
I think we have an HOY candidate here. It may not win, but it could place.
 
2007-08-24 10:41:02 AM
Je sens très bon. Peu un sale, mais pas trop le mauvais ????
 
2007-08-24 10:53:41 AM
NikolaiFarkoff: Seriously, been there 4 or 5 times and I always struggle with bathing (stand-up showers are the norm just about everywhere in the US)

Hah, this must be a hotel-only thing...every place I've lived in here has had a stand-up shower, or bathtub with showerhead mounted in the normal place.
 
2007-08-24 10:54:36 AM
Excellent...
 
2007-08-24 10:58:48 AM
leperboy69
Mostly in the B&Bs, older hotels, and cottages/self-caterings. AFAIK, all the modern chain hotels have standups, but I avoid those places for other reasons--bland and impersonal. btw, I wasn't implying and sort of derision, just a curious cultural difference.
 
2007-08-24 10:59:38 AM
I used to think the French bathing thing was a stereotype until I heard the horror stories from first hand witnesses.

/summer in Paris = lose
 
2007-08-24 11:00:33 AM
NikolaiFarkoff: I go a long time without showering in England.

Me too. I haven't showered in England for at least 20 years.
 
2007-08-24 11:00:34 AM
NikolaiFarkoff

there's just something about sitting a tepid pool of your own filth.

image.listen.com
 
2007-08-24 11:00:53 AM
/golf clap
 
2007-08-24 11:01:01 AM
submitter wins. Championship material.
 
2007-08-24 11:01:13 AM
Very nice, subby! I laughed. I cried. I hurled. :^)
 
2007-08-24 11:01:46 AM
Wow... already a contextually correct opportunity to reuse this:

i210.photobucket.com
 
2007-08-24 11:03:55 AM
Did she surrender too?
 
2007-08-24 11:06:19 AM
as long as you break the crust off of your elbows every other week...personal hygeine is actually unimportant if all you do is Fark all day....(not THAT kind of Fark).
 
2007-08-24 11:07:54 AM
img.fark.com
 
2007-08-24 11:07:57 AM
subby

i182.photobucket.com
 
2007-08-24 11:08:26 AM
That was a great headline! Well done subby!
 
2007-08-24 11:09:23 AM
neritz: Did she surrender too?

I thought "Je me sens très bien. Un peu graisseux, mais rien trop mauvais" meant "Please enter our country and take what you wish, but please leave the frog legs"
 
2007-08-24 11:10:41 AM
NikolaiFarkoff: I go a long time without showering in England. Mostly because I can't get accustomed to sitting down in a tub and using the handheld sprayer all over. Rinse, rinse, rinse, put sprayer down, it sprays all over the wall, try to grab it with my foot, I freeze while soaping up, rinse, rinse...ultimately I'm half as clean as I'd like, while the bathroom is soaked.

Seriously, been there 4 or 5 times and I always struggle with bathing (stand-up showers are the norm just about everywhere in the US). Is there some technique I'm missing here?



Umm... you could shut it off while soaping up. Also, just stand up.

/used to have a stand up shower with a hand-held shower head.
//kinda misses it
 
2007-08-24 11:11:19 AM
Gotta love pages full of +1 or Bravo subby spam, instead of the "Boobiess... *eyeroll*

And...

Who's the unlucky bloke who has to go down on her?

/Eeewwwww
 
2007-08-24 11:11:50 AM
Nice.
 
2007-08-24 11:11:58 AM
Excellent work, subby. I laughed. I cried. It became a part of me.
 
2007-08-24 11:16:13 AM
Gosh, if only I was so skilled at headlines I, could be a subby too...
/been trying for like almost 6 years....
 
2007-08-24 11:17:05 AM
This must have been easy after going years without a dentist.
 
2007-08-24 11:20:28 AM
Pssst.. That would be "graisseuse", not "graisseux"..

*runs*
 
2007-08-24 11:25:34 AM
Wow, British woman quit brushing her teeth.
/shocked
 
2007-08-24 11:25:51 AM
Jesus, I hate when people use foreign languages in headlines. What does the french part say?
 
2007-08-24 11:28:17 AM
Ohhhhh I get it. Even though she's British, because she stopped bathing she started to turn French.

Neat.
 
2007-08-24 11:28:52 AM
Tho this article
Link (new window)
doesn't actually mention French women, my personal investigations suggest they're about the same as the Brits, smell-wise. For a real olfactory thrill guess you gotta go to Moscow.
 
2007-08-24 11:28:53 AM
IkilledJudas: Jesus, I hate when people use foreign languages in headlines. What does the french part say?

Google for Babelfish. Cut and paste text into window.

// would do it for you, but what fun is that
 
2007-08-24 11:29:39 AM
The smell? Who would notice with all the curry eating going on?

Brits and Dentists???

Like seeing a Big Foot riding Nessie.

I'll let the more experienced players have a go at this bit from near the end of the article.

The most serious outcome from her experience came when Nicky went to the dentist to have her teeth cleaned and was told she needed a filling. It was the first she'd ever had and came as a direct result of not brushing her teeth for six weeks.
 
2007-08-24 11:30:16 AM
Madman drummers bummers: Wow... already a contextually correct opportunity to reuse this:

AND AH HAYULPED! Nyuk.

// Shake and Bake, ftw
// hath not Photoshop.
 
2007-08-24 11:30:27 AM
I know this one French guy who wears the same sweater all the time. If there's a need for a pullover, it is that particular one. Every day. This has gone on since March. I haven't seen another sweater. He also has extremely nasty teeth and smokes like a chimney. Eww.

/Ladies, he's available
 
2007-08-24 11:32:29 AM
IkilledJudas: Jesus, I hate when people use foreign languages in headlines. What does the french part say?

En voilà un con anglophone qui ne parle que son langue maternelle...
 
2007-08-24 11:34:25 AM
Bon!
 
2007-08-24 11:35:04 AM
hin hin hin....sa langue maternelle (avant que Pseudo Psy ne me corrige)
 
2007-08-24 11:36:26 AM
having never bathed, I'm getting a kick out of your replies...

/Boobies
//hahahahaha
 
2007-08-24 11:36:29 AM
Fa-fa-fa-fa fa-fa-fa fa-fa-fa?
 
2007-08-24 11:38:23 AM
IkilledJudas

Jesus, I hate when people use foreign languages in headlines. What does the french part say?

Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.
 
2007-08-24 11:46:07 AM
NikolaiFarkoff: I go a long time without showering in England. Mostly because I can't get accustomed to sitting down in a tub and using the handheld sprayer all over. Rinse, rinse, rinse, put sprayer down, it sprays all over the wall, try to grab it with my foot, I freeze while soaping up, rinse, rinse...ultimately I'm half as clean as I'd like, while the bathroom is soaked.

Seriously, been there 4 or 5 times and I always struggle with bathing (stand-up showers are the norm just about everywhere in the US). Is there some technique I'm missing here?


Seems like standard fare. They also almost all use "low flow" shower heads. Which sounds nice on paper, but is a pain as it takes twice as long to shower.

Most touristy hotels in France I've seen go all out with the higher power showers like us North Americaners like :-)
 
2007-08-24 11:46:37 AM
Subby to receive bill for keyboard, wasted coffee, physical discomfort of nasal passages.
 
2007-08-24 11:46:39 AM
First: Bravo on the title, subby. The francais had nothing to do with the article, which made its comic value even more impressive.

Second: If she was a guy, it would have been much worse - we stink a lot more. I've been around people who haven't washed enough, and it's RANK - literally hits you like a board accross the face.

Third: The not washing hair thing sounds accurate - there's a guy I know who washes everything else, but claims he only uses water on his hair - it doesn't look terrible (standard mess that people seem to like these days)and surprisingly if you lean in to smell it, it just smells kind of like clean dirt - fairly neutral.
 
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