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    My grandmother was a saint! Take that back!
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    I was saying mange in "allon mange" wrong for a while
    yes the "g" can be a bit difficult : with u, a and o , it is like in "garden" and with i and e it is like in "german"

    like coullion, fais (or let's make) do do, or pauvre t' bebe (not sure if they're spelled right).
    it's couillon and I wont translate that it comes from a slang term for male attribute . It means stupid,
    Fais dodo (in one word) go to sleep for a child, "dodo" is the diminutive of "dormir" i.e. to sleep, closest would be "night-night" I guess
    "Pauvre petit bébé", in fast saying it gives "pauv p'tit bébé" poor little baby. In french we "eat" words while speaking.

    Like "katin" here is like a term of endearment for a woman (kind of doll or pretty little thing) but means prostitute in France.
    Catin is an old word for prostitute, not used anymore.


    Or like how negresse or neg here is how we refer to black people and in fact negresse in the right context is like katin only specific to black women, but apparently in France its an outdated phrase like "colored" in America.
    This is a very sensible word and not one to use. Nègre for men and négresse for women come from the spanish word "negro" and latin "niger" meaning black. It is a very pejorative/insulting word and has a taste of servant/slave in it, so never use it in France. (only very racist people will use that and never in public). I think it is like the word "niger" in the USA.
    for black people, we use the english word "black", the french word "noir" (meaning black) or the word "africain" (african). Nègre has also an other meaning but it not used anymore because of the connotation. In the editing industry, it is someone who writes a book for an other person (he is the real author, in fact). And it comes from the colonial period when the black people were the servants of the white ones.

    for Wossy :
    Ein bagette, pour favor, chop chop.
    , you mixed a lot of language here.
    it is "baguette" and the "gue" is like in "get" in english.
    Please don't mix german and french words together, it reminds dark memories/past to people even if it is some British humor.
    in England there is still a french word used :"oyez, oyez, oyez!", it comes from the Norman conquest. it is funny you kept that word. it is used also in American courts see here

    "Où est le chat de votre grand-mère ?", that's a funny sentence to keep in mind, maybe a question of sound ? the sound "gr" is almost not pronounceable for English language people.
    it may be a reference to a child song "la mère michel" which start by "C'est la mère Michel qui a perdu son chat"
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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    My grandmother was a saint! Take that back!
    You can't become a saint until after you have died, and then you remain a saint until they forget about you. Therefore, since your grandmother is clearly not forgotten, and must have been dead to become a saint, and since you used the past tense.....is your grandmother a zombie???
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    Perhaps she's a grand mummy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delaney View Post
    in England there is still a french word used :"oyez, oyez, oyez!",
    Oyez? Como va? That sounds odd.

    (three different languages, and it's almost a complete sentence)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    You can't become a saint until after you have died, and then you remain a saint until they forget about you. Therefore, since your grandmother is clearly not forgotten, and must have been dead to become a saint, and since you used the past tense.....is your grandmother a zombie???
    Yeah. You use many words when few will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    and since you used the past tense.....
    I don't will uses the past tense, I merely allowings it to exists forthlike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    Yeah. You use many words when few will do.
    I didn't have time to write a shorter post.
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    a bottle of Blue Nun
    I had a crash in France once that was totally my fault. I wanted to make amends so when I got home I sent the guy a bottle of wine from a vinyard in Dorset and a wheel of cheddar.
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    I let you the wine (I don't drink alcohol. Yes, yes I know, it's like an English who wouldn't drink tea) but I'll take the cheddar, add some bacon and you are fully forgiven
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    Now you're just being cheesy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    I had a crash in France once that was totally my fault. I wanted to make amends so when I got home I sent the guy a bottle of wine from a vinyard in Dorset and a wheel of cheddar.
    Thus began the Napoleonic Wars.
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    Grand-mere is another phrase that I guess is different too.

    We've always used mere-mere (again, not sure of the spelling) and it is pronounced like mah mah with a very faint "r" after the long "a".

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    Same thing with grandfather, only with a "p" instead of a "m"

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    My wife became a nanny (godmother) today.

    It was a nice christening because it fell on all saints day.

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    When is "All but those" Saints Day?
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    The day after Thanksgiving is No Saints Day.
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    Another day of nutiness. I'm getting robocalls and text messages on my cell phone from people asking for my vote. This isn't for the presidential election, since neither candidate cares about Idaho. We have few delegates, and the state goes Republican every year. No, these are for local elections, but not MY local elections. They are for the county to the east of the one I live in.

    I'm getting spammed by people I can't legally vote for or against.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    neither candidate cares about Idaho.
    Which is funny since Biden is basically a potato.
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    We'll see how people turnip today.
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    He's a centrist. So I guess he's most blue... but a little bit radish.
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    Was election day yesterday? Who knew?

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    Was yesterday, yesterday?

    I didn't sleep a wink. Watched results until 8PM, tried to go to sleep, and almost made it, but it was all downhill from there. I was hoping for a clear winner, and instead there's....this.
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    Don't worry, the government will have it all sorted out in a few minutes. Just like always.

    I know this because we have a man called Boris who knows what to do. He went to a posh school!
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    His hair just doesn't measure up, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delaney View Post
    This is a very sensible word and not one to use. Nègre for men and négresse for women come from the spanish word "negro" and latin "niger" meaning black. It is a very pejorative/insulting word and has a taste of servant/slave in it, so never use it in France. (only very racist people will use that and never in public). I think it is like the word "niger" in the USA.
    for black people, we use the english word "black", the french word "noir" (meaning black) or the word "africain" (african). Nègre has also an other meaning but it not used anymore because of the connotation. In the editing industry, it is someone who writes a book for an other person (he is the real author, in fact). And it comes from the colonial period when the black people were the servants of the white ones.
    Here's a song called Pine Grove Blues (sometimes called Ma Negresse). Basically he's singing that he wants his lady last night. https://youtu.be/CqpA6iggSwA

    I tried to think of some more words that I didn't realize were French words until I was older and thought of some more. (again, not sure about the spelling)

    Bouder (pronounced "boo day" in English), basically it means pouting. Like I'll tell my son: "quit making bouder boy".

    Pachaut (pronounced "pah ch ot" in English), and it is just another name for a girl's private area. I'll tell my daughter when she's wearing a skirt: "girl close your legs, we don't want to see your pachaut!"

    Also, if you want a nice sweet that many people don't know about outside of Louisiana, try making a tarte a la bouille. It's in season right now. In fact, I'll probably make one when I get home.

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    Grand-mere is another phrase that I guess is different too.

    We've always used mere-mere (again, not sure of the spelling) and it is pronounced like mah mah with a very faint "r" after the long "a".

    Same thing with grandfather, only with a "p" instead of a "m"
    Yes, common term : grand-mère & grand-père (grand mother, grand father)
    In familiar words, we have pèpère, pépé, papy from the oldest (least modern) used to the newest used the last one would be translated by Grand Pa.
    Pèpère/mèmère is also used for great grand parents. My wife use "mèmère" to call her great grand mother.

    Both words "pèpère" and "mèmère" are also used for old animals (cats and dogs). And finally the word pèpère is used in slang for "quiet" . Example: ce coin est un peu pèpère : this area is a bit quiet. I let you guess why .

    Bouder is a verb, we would say : arrête de bouder : quit pouting.

    I don't know "pachaut", doesn't exist in France. Maybe a specific word for that, as in Quebec they use the word "Gosses" for male attribute and in France the same word means children...

    try making a tarte a la bouille
    this could be very funny : it is "tarte à la bouillie" with ie at the end but you pronounce like the english "e". Bouille exists and means "face" in slang. Bouille is pronounced "bouill" and we have a expression close to this "soupe à la grimace" translated by "grimace soup". It means an unpleasant behavior toward of dissatisfaction. I had to read it 2-3 times before understanding that you mean a real tart as I first understood "face tart" and thought if was like the expression "grimace soupe" .
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    Distribution of essential goods...

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    This thread is getting WAY too serious. There's actual information being added.
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    That graphic really does say it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    That graphic really does say it all.
    When Darth Vader has the moral high-ground because he's the only one wearing a mask.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Why do the poor storm troopers always get overlooked?
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    did you note that the ones with breathing problem are not wearing a mask
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    I nearly fell out of my chair laughing with those posts.

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    That sounds worrying. I should get tested if I were you.

    Actually, in your neck of the woods it was probably caused by high winds.
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    I've got high winds, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Why do the poor storm troopers always get overlooked?
    They have bad union representation I suppose.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    That's because they're the kind of people who keep their feet on the ground


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    French humor....
    Trump : I stay at Home !!
    Biden : you are for the lockdown now ?

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