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How times have changed: Britons want to be French

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 9 Oct, 2006 12:48 pm
Dorothy Parker wrote:
Guys with French accents are sexy (good looking guys obviously).

However, I even know what diacritics are!
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hamburger
 
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Reply Mon 9 Oct, 2006 12:48 pm
francis ;
when i grew up in hamburg , 'salted butter' was considered inferior (i recall it was often sold by market wives - should i call them market ladies :wink: - from wooden barrrels and was usually used for cooking and baking only) .
i recall that housewifes when shopping for butter were often given a bit of butter for tasting ; my mother would insist that it should taste like it had been freshly churned - no "frozen" butter from the warehouse was considered acceptable .
mrs h had continued the custom of buying "unsalted" (or sweet) butter , even though it is more expensive .
of course , it pretty well all comes from the warehouse now .
one exception is the kitchener-waterloo farmers' market where one can still buy "fresh" sweet butter .
hbg

a mennonite farm 'lady' selling her goods on the kitchener-waterloo farmers' market
http://www.itcwebdesigns.com/kitch5.jpg
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Dorothy Parker
 
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Reply Mon 9 Oct, 2006 12:56 pm
Walter wrote

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However, I even know what diacritics are!


well done Walter!
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Francis
 
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Reply Mon 9 Oct, 2006 02:22 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
Dorothy Parker wrote:
Guys with French accents are sexy (good looking guys obviously).

However, I even know what diacritics are!


Il est inouï, ce Walter, quel poète!
Et quelle grammaire, il a oublié d'être bête!
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Dorothy Parker
 
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Reply Tue 10 Oct, 2006 10:41 am
WotchootalkinboutWillis?
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 10 Oct, 2006 10:51 am
Just putting words with all the French diacritics.
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Tue 10 Oct, 2006 01:13 pm
heh Frances, I just heard smoking is to be banned in France in public buildings as of next April. I can't see your countrymen accepting it.
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 12:25 am
As I don't smoke, Oak ( Cool ), it doesn't bother me.

I foresee people accepting the ban easily.

As Charles de Gaulle said: "Les Français sont des veaux".
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 12:33 am
http://i10.tinypic.com/42vfsjb.jpg

:wink:
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 12:40 am
I agree, Walter! Very Happy
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Mathos
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 06:22 am
Et mois :wink:
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 06:43 am
I like Francis..he's sexy.

As for France, I don't know because I've never been there.

Here's what I do know:

I studied French for 3 years but can't speak a lick. It's a misnomer that Napoleon was a shorter than average man...everyone was short then. Cheese is the mana of my heaven. There is a scene in French Kiss when she is on the phone with her fiances mother talking about getting him back and she says "I will triumph" and in the backgroud is the Arc d' Triumph and it makes me giggle every time. French women do in fact, get fat...they just aren't as fat as Americans.
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Mathos
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 06:51 am
And they have disgusting hairy arm-pits!
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Dorothy Parker
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 08:44 am
Laughing
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 10:46 am
Mathos wrote:
And they have disgusting hairy arm-pits!



Sorry, Mathos, I don't want to meet your acquaintances...
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 10:49 am
Bella Dea wrote:
I like Francis..he's sexy.


I like you too, Bella, you know that.

The problem is that I prefer your previous avatars...
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Mathos
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 10:49 am
Rest assured Francis, I will only introduce you to English beauties.. :wink:
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 10:51 am
Mathos wrote:
Rest assured Francis, I will only introduce you to English beauties.. :wink:


As long as they have shaved arm-pits...
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Mathos
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 10:52 am
Touche!! :wink:
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Wed 11 Oct, 2006 11:24 am
bad train crash today Frances. BBC report said that French rail system has good safety record.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6040398.stm
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