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Re: "Swiss Made" phone on eBay
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2014, 08:24:23 PM »
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they make great fries

You mean French Fries?
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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2014, 08:34:40 PM »
    Pommes frites  (French fries) in French ....... are at times called Belgian fries  !
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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2014, 08:35:41 PM »
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they make great fries

You mean French Fries?

No, Belgian fries, cos they're belgian, French fries are an american creation... :P

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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2014, 08:37:50 PM »
I thought "Freedom Fries" were the American version
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2014, 08:40:58 PM »
Mon Dieu  !
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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2014, 08:42:13 PM »
 
I thought "Freedom Fries" were the American version

Nah, that was just something that cropped up when France said no to invading Afghanistan after 9/11, but that's just political stuff, very childish politics, but, there you go...  :P

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« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2014, 12:40:15 AM »
I thought it was older than that, from when there was a lot of anti French sentiment when they were doing atomic tests in the pacific.
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« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2014, 08:59:29 AM »
Nah, it probably fuelled the fire, but the "patriotism" really kicked in when the government at the time decided to go to war and got their buddy countries (including the UK) into a war that is still going on, even though they downplay it these days, and France said no because they knew that it's pointless trying to fight an enemy who is constantly in hiding, so the US decided to rename their most popular foodstuff from French fries to Freedom fries, though these days they pretty much have gone back to calling them french fries cos they realised it was a stupid move... ;D

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« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2014, 09:02:05 AM »
Yes, I read up on this subject just this morning.

To my surprise I learned that frankfurters were renamed hotdogs in the US during WW1.
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« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2014, 09:10:13 AM »
À ce que je vois, il y en a plusieurs ici qui parlent en français !... C'est bon à savoir...:D  okay I continue in English my friends :D Learning another language is so difficult but... it"s a plus in a life you know ?.. ;)
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« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2014, 09:35:21 AM »
À ce que je vois, il y en a plusieurs ici qui parlent en français !... C'est bon à savoir...:D

I tend to use a translator to read other languages, but couldn't speak in another language if I tried... ;D

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« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2014, 09:36:45 AM »
To my surprise I learned that frankfurters were renamed hotdogs in the US during WW1.

And yet, they refer to them as franks or frankfurters to this day, and happily indulge on the various "wurst" sausages that many ex-pat german people took over there... :P

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« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2014, 10:13:20 AM »
À ce que je vois, il y en a plusieurs ici qui parlent en français !... C'est bon à savoir...:D

I tend to use a translator to read other languages, but couldn't speak in another language if I tried... ;D

I speak a little bit the english but not for a long conversation. However I can handle (( se débrouiller )) easily if I am in a city where a part of the country who speaks only English. My wife does or doesn't speak a word of English aside from 'Yes and no'
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« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2014, 11:03:50 AM »
My french is pretty limited, I can just about say Je suis anglais and je ne parlé tres bien francais, but the basics like Bonjour, Salut, Aurevuoir, oui, non and voilà aren't too bad, everything else I learned at school though has faded away... ???

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« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2014, 11:14:40 AM »
My french is pretty limited, I can just about say Je suis anglais and je ne parlé tres bien francais, but the basics like Bonjour, Salut, Aurevuoir, oui, non and voilà aren't too bad, everything else I learned at school though has faded away... ???


What I learned in english, I learned it by myself. singing, either by reading dictionaries my diction in English isn't too bad either.. But I understand you because of the language barrier is not always easy... I put seriously to the English is a little more than a year in time lost... but I too think that I write and how to write and how to place the verbs, subject, adjectives... Wow for a 50-year-old man, it is not clear as regards me.
Denis