Krakatau wrote:sfd wrote:Cinebient wrote:Or maybe a lot famous synths are just overrated?
There is no magic in most of them.
Lady Gaga is fameous too...........whatever that says......
just in case "Gaga" means senile in frensh
"Senile" no, never for "gaga"... in fact it is even the contrary. "Gaga" is a term to qualify "someone who behaves as if he had staid mentally baby or very, very young child... or staid for life with the IQ of a lettuce".
Some persons (not always old) behave also momentarily that way when they have a baby on their knees... and yet, yes, it is also an occasion to say "She is "gaga" in front of her grandson or her granddaughter" like producing stupid noises with the fingers making guitar tremolos on the lips.
I don't know if there is a true equivalent in English slang. Being found of slang for my lectures of old "polars" (old caper stories and that kind of crazy black novels) I would like to know if someone has an answer...
In the 60's there was also an expression (lost now) "Cette gonzesse j'en suis gaga !" (or "Cette poulette j'en suis dingue !") which this time was the equivalent of "That pretty bird (chick, girl) drives me crazy !" (I'm sick of love for her, guy"!!! with that exact sense: "Each time I see her, my... hem... becomes as big as the Empire State Building!!! It is so that as long as she is in front of my eyes I can't absolutely think to anything else than... hem... with her here and now! Ok?")
You get what means (or rather meant in the 60's) "gaga" in that situation ?
"Senile" is never rendered by "gaga". "Senile" means "so old that he has lost his reason" but it is not an Alzheimer trouble. And in French it is very rarely used in a pejorative way. If there is an English slang equivalent it would be probably something like "deeply dotard"...