Gary Littman


Garry Littman is the owner and director of The Language House in Geneva which organises English language training for professional people, companies and students. He was a radio and newspaper journalist in his native Australia and ran a restaurant in Kathmandu in his younger days. He is an English language trainer and an aficionado of pétanque.

Thanks Donald

Thanks Donald. Thanks for the fascinating, but risqué vocabulary we English teachers are forced to share with our curious students.

Now my students know the ins and outs of “locker-room talk”. They understand the not-so-subtle difference between “grab”, “hold” and “caress” and the difference between “sexual assault” and “crude sexual language”.

And a woman’s sex… Hallelujah! It’s the same animal in French and English – Purr-fect!

Yes, welcome to Grab-Them-By-The-Pussy-Gate, starring grubby, small-hands Donald, the beauty pageant ringmaster and would-be-builder of great walls.  Donald Trump: Making Sexual Assault Great Again

“I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there. And she was married.

“I did try and fuck her. She was married.

“I just start kissing them. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.

“Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

That, my friends, it seems, is the final nail in the coffin of would-be President Trump.

It’s idiomatic heaven. Donald was a crash waiting to happen. Now he and the Republican Party are a car crash happening before our very eyes. Streaming live. A plot more twisted than House of Cards, which is looking more and more like a mundane documentary based on the life of Hillary Clinton.

Trump’s defence; it was just locker-room talk. That’s the banter/chat/gossip/talk that young men have in change-rooms (vestiaires) before or after a sports match. The problem for Donald is that he was almost 60 years old when he made these illuminating comments. And he wasn’t in a change-room. He was in a TV interview. Yes, he was wearing a microphone.

Thank you Donald. But we’ve had enough. Can we go back to the present perfect tense please?



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