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That’s What He Said… September 28, 2008

Filed under: Say What?! — Alexandra @ 7:50 pm

“In French, LaBeouf means ‘beef,’ but mine is spelled wrong. It should be LaBoeuf. My grandmother was a beatnik lesbian in the ’50s who hated her family and decided to change the spelling, and it’s been that way ever since. So you go to France and people are like, ‘LaBeouf? You have an illiterate last name.’ By the way, Shia is a bad four-letter word in French. So the literal translation of my name is ‘Shit the Beef.’ Kind of rock-starry, isn’t it?”

Shia LaBeouf, on his family’s unusual last name in a parade.com interview

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One Response to “That’s What He Said…”

  1. Angelique Says:

    I don’t know who told Shia about the translation of his name but in French it doesn’t mean anything but his name. So if you really want to know how to say “shit the beef” in French then you might want to say it this way “merde de la viande”. Though it is a really funny story to tell your family!


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