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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by dongalong, Jul 23, 2006.

  1. dongalong

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    I try my hardest to come up with interesting threads when things are calm on the LPSG forum but it is very difficult to find an original subject that is interesting to most people. If I get over 30 posts then I think that it is successful. Some have been total disasters!

    How do think up thread subjects?

    Which kind are your favourites?

    What kind do you hate?

    Any suggestions for improving the standards?
     
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    "American perception of the French People"?

    How'd that be you PARISIAN?:biggrin1:
     
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    Might piss off the French, but I (being English) would probably agree!:biggrin1:
     
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    we could ask the Family Guy manatees to come up with something.
     
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    Well.

    I like 'em. Yup I do.

    J'aime bien les français... et c'est la vérité.
     
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    Moi aussi.

    I've grown to like the Frogs (I mean French:wink: ) after 10 years living here.
     
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    Tu ne dois pas employer le mot "grenouille" quand tu parles avec les gens français mon ami!:eek:

    "Demz fightin' words"
     
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    Non, ca va, ils appelent les anglais, les rosbifs!
    No it's OK, they call us , Roast beef!
    - because of the colour we usually go in the sun:biggrin1:
     
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    dongalong?

    Do you know that when French girls are sensing their periods coming on some say:

    "Les Anglais sont arrivés"??

    Those fiends!
     
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    Be careful; you know that there are some French-speaking people here (although not necessarily from France)...

    Edit: not that I took it seriously, but it's better not to get into any linguistic confrontation...
     
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    It's OK, we usually have fun calling each other those names since they are foreign words and don't sound very insulting!
    It doesn't matter if the french call me a Rosbif! I find it funny:biggrin1:

    Les Anglais ont debarques - because of the red coats the English soldiers used to wear when we were at war.
     
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    I must admit, I am suspicious of any language where "qu'est-ce qu'il" (sorry I don't have my french keyboard active) is pronounced "keskeel" or "est-ce que" is pronounced "eskuh". I'll have my "suspicious of any language" spiel ready for english tomorrow (hint - it involves letter combinations that have multiple multiple pronunciations...)

    Now for my french-language bad joke....

    A guy goes in to a french restaurant, and orders a three egg omelet. The waiter tells him, "Sorry sir, we cannot serve you a three egg omelet." The man asks why, and the waiter tells him....
















    one egg is an oeuf.
     
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    Well, coming from the other side:

    "He laughed thoughtfully throughout the whole ghastly night"

    is pronounced somewhat like (not strictly phonetic here):

    "i loft taötfuli truot de ol gastli naït"

    Note especially the different pronunciations of the "gh".
     
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    English makes me nervous too. It makes no sense, but the following paragraph illustrates one reason why:

    I thought the rough trough I bought ought to be enough to get us through the drought doughtily. But when the bough broke, it brought very tough dough from an unknown source.

    Ouch.
     
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    Wow... or could I say wough?
     
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    George Bernard Shaw once famously suggested that there should be a new spelling of the word fish: namely, ghoti.

    "gh", as in "rough"

    "o", as in "women"

    and

    "ti" as in "action". :rolleyes:
     
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