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English; the official language of the USA.

 
 
Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 05:46 am
Whilst the British are used to being told that if it wasn't for American help we might be speaking German or Russian by now, I respectfully remind Americans that if it wasn't for us Brits you would all be speaking French. You know, the language of the cheese eating surrender monkeys. C'est vrai.
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 05:50 am
Did I hear cheese-eating?
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 05:52 am
Francis wrote:
Did I hear cheese-eating?
Laughing I just knew you would get here first Francis.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 05:52 am
I know some Americans who speak Vietnamese or Spanish, instead of English or French. In the words of Archie Bunker, and Kate Smith, "God bless America . . ."
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 05:57 am
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
Francis wrote:
Did I hear cheese-eating?
Laughing I just knew you would get here first Francis.


You memorised the key words, Steve?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 06:13 am
What's WRONG with eating cheese?



And might they not be still speaking a range of native American languages?
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 06:16 am
dlowan wrote:
What's WRONG with eating cheese?


Nothing, but eating Velveeta, that's WRONG!

Nothing wrong with speaking native American languages, either.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 06:18 am
dlowan wrote:
What's WRONG with eating cheese?



And might they not be still speaking a range of native American languages?
Cholesterol.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 06:43 am
Re: English; the official language of the USA.
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
I respectfully remind Americans that if it wasn't for us Brits you would all be speaking French. You know, the language of the cheese eating surrender monkeys. C'est vrai.


I've posted these pics on my thread with pics from Albuquerque, taken a week ago at Denver airport:



http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/7382/airportbistro1600x4028fx.jpg



http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/7616/airportbistro2402x6008ob.jpg

THEY SPEAK FRENCH IN THE USA Mr. Green

(Okay, it's a British-made donneur des serviettes, and not yet plastered with the translation, but otherwise ...)
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 06:50 am
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
dlowan wrote:
What's WRONG with eating cheese?



And might they not be still speaking a range of native American languages?
Cholesterol.



What on earth does their language have to do with cholesterol?
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 11:37 am
dlowan wrote:
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
dlowan wrote:
What's WRONG with eating cheese?



And might they not be still speaking a range of native American languages?
Cholesterol.



What on earth does their language have to do with cholesterol?
je ne sais pas.

I was trying to make a profound point ms rodent and walter was backing me up that had it not been for us, Les Francais would have dominated the entire N American continent. As it is they are confined to a small bistro at Denver airport. You should be thankful.
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Asherman
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 12:43 pm
Walter,

You were in Albuquerque, and didn't look us up!?! For shame. We'd have like to have had a visit.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 12:50 pm
Well, asherman, on the one side, I'd thought that you were too occupied with your wife (and painting), on the other, I've been for three days with a RV in the mountains (up to Colorado) and the rest of the time was already fully planned ...

I'd really liked to, though.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 01:05 pm
The Americans would also be playing petanque instead of rounders (or baseball, as they now call it), and the Greyhound bus would have been called something unpronouncable, with a bloody great picture of a poodle on each side.
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Asherman
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 07:06 pm
Walter,

If you're in the area, do stop by. We can put you up for a few days in one of our guestrooms, and show you some of the sights. Your visit would be just the excuse we need to get the local A2K group together for a visit and dinner. We could expect Bumblebee, Dyslexia, Diane, Ossubucco, and Firefly, plus Natalie and I.

Its true Natalie can only get around with difficulty, and on a walker, but I'm sure she would welcome the chance to get out of the house. Come on down!!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 23 May, 2006 11:49 pm
Will take some "weeks" until it happens the next time, asherman (just back 8 days from there) - but I surely will remember your invitation.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 24 May, 2006 03:07 am
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
dlowan wrote:
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
dlowan wrote:
What's WRONG with eating cheese?



And might they not be still speaking a range of native American languages?
Cholesterol.



What on earth does their language have to do with cholesterol?
je ne sais pas.

I was trying to make a profound point ms rodent and walter was backing me up that had it not been for us, Les Francais would have dominated the entire N American continent. As it is they are confined to a small bistro at Denver airport. You should be thankful.



I am NOT a rodent.



I am a lagomorph.


Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 24 May, 2006 03:15 am
dlowan wrote:

I am NOT a rodent.



I am a lagomorph.


Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad


I'm inclined to think she is of this kind: Pika
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 24 May, 2006 03:20 am
Lord Ellpus wrote:
The Americans would also be playing petanque instead of rounders (or baseball, as they now call it), and the Greyhound bus would have been called something unpronouncable, with a bloody great picture of a poodle on each side.
Thanks for addressing the topic Lorde. Wink

But would America be the country it is today if the Brits had lost it to the French? Would America be drawing so much flak from the rest of the world if their roots were predominantly French? I dont think so, because for all we tease them, the French are indeed culturally superior to the Anglo-Saxon roughnecks.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 24 May, 2006 03:23 am
dlowan wrote:
I am NOT a rodent. I am a lagomorph.
You are indeed. And quite tasty. My sincere apologies.
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