Sunday, August 14, 2011

Question 750: Schtroumpf This

First introduced as a series of comic strips by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo (pen name of Pierre Culliford) on October 23, 1958. The original term and the accompanying language came during a meal Peyo was having with his colleague and friend André Franquin at the Belgian Coast. Having momentarily forgotten the word "salt", Peyo asked him (in French) to pass the schtroumpf . Franquin jokingly replied: "Here's the Schtroumpf — when you are done schtroumpfing, schtroumpf it back..." and the two spent the rest of that weekend speaking in "schtroumpf language".The name was later translated into Dutch as __X__ which was adopted in English.



ANSWER

Smurfs
(little blue bastards)


8 comments:

madafterknowledge said...

Smurfs !

Rohan Danait said...

Smurfs

Anonymous said...

SMURFS

ZBK said...

French: Les Schtroumpfs, Dutch: De Smurfen, popularly known as 'The Smurfs '

VK said...

Smurfs

Anonymous said...

smurf?

Anonymous said...

the smurfs

Pi.R.Square said...

Smurfs