Ladies, gentlemen, and individuals of a non-binary nature, I give to you THE LES MIS ACCENT CHALLENGE! Alternatively titled, “Just How Badly Can We Screw Up These Pronunciations?“ and ”Bring Your Crappy Attempts At French To Work Day”!

  1. First off, let’s start with something easy. Say “Les Misérables”.
  2. Shake your fist at the camera and say “VICTOR HUGO“ in a menacing manner.
  3. Tell us your favourite line from the musical. Bonus points if you sing it. Bonus bonus points if you act it out dramatically.
  4. Read out the following names: Jean Valjean, Javert, Fantine, Thenardier, Eponine, Euphrasie, Cosette Fauchelevent, Montparnasse, Claquesous, Babet. 
  5. Who do you think is the most misunderstood character?
  6. Say “WE NEED AS MUCH FURNITURE AS YOU CAN THROW DOWN” like Fra Fee does in the movie. (Read as: “we need as mach foornichurr as yew can thraow daown”)
  7. Do you prefer the movie or the stage show?
  8. Favourite line from the Brick?
  9. If you’ve seen more than one version of Les Mis, who did you think was the best in certain roles?
  10. Read out tHESE names (good luck): Enjolras, Combeferre, Courfeyrac, Feuilly, Bahorel, Bossuet, Grantaire, Jehan, Joly, Marius Pontmercy, Les Amis de l’ABC.
  11. Who is your favourite character and what’s your favourite thing they say or do in any version of the story? (Brick/Musical/Movie)
  12. Give us a Modern AU headcanon. Go on, you know you want to.
  13. Scream “TO THE BARRICADES!” in an authoritative voice. Bonus points for doing the triumphant trumpets that follow.
  14. Who do you ship?
  15. Anything passive aggressive you’d like to say to the Cosette haters? (⊙‿⊙✿)

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