I *don't* understand what she's saying.
May 25, 2006 5:49 AM   Subscribe

WestWingFilter: What French (?) does CJ use in this clip [wav]?

In the episode The White House Pro-Am, from Season 1, the president goes on about economics, to ask CJ "do you understand what I'm saying?"
Leo: "CJ doesn't understand the words you're saying."
CJ: I understand the [oeuvre]. (?) I get the basic [what's this word] of what you're saying.

The few transcripts I've found simply say "something French" for this. Closed captioning won't work for me for reasons I need not get into.

Correct spelling is a bonus, and I'm only partially sure about oeuvre, so a confirmation on that would be brilliant.

posted by disillusioned to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
Best answer: Mise en scéne
posted by Dick Paris at 5:50 AM on May 25, 2006

Oops. scène.
posted by Dick Paris at 5:51 AM on May 25, 2006

Sorry. œuvre is correct as well.
posted by Dick Paris at 5:53 AM on May 25, 2006

Response by poster: Yeah, with my limited (read: completely non-existant) knowledge and understanding of the French language, I would have never been able to take an appropriate stab at that one.

THANK you.
posted by disillusioned at 6:23 AM on May 25, 2006

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