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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?


Goodness Nomoss - I will tell you in the morning if you dont know how to use google.

Hasbara as a clue.
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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?


I thought that rabbits did not wear glasses.
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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

I'm wondering whether 51 is a department, an age, or an IQ.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

OK it was a ruse to prevent Germans from finding out that the British had radar in WW2.

https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/do-carrots-really-help-you-see-in-the-dark/

So to see in the dark one has to do like rabbits and go to Specsavers and buy night-vision goggles.

51 is the short form for 1951 - so an IQ.
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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

ras le bol.............. it was just an expression, a complaint and not rude as far as I am aware.

Another complaint was c'est la galere.


One I used to use, because everyone did and that is how I learnt my french, was je m'en fous or fiche......... which eventually my son said was quite impolite and I could say ca m'est egal which is polite.Smile [:)]

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I say je m'en fous with my friends but je m'en fiche with others.

I like your ça m'est égal and I will use that in futureSmile [:)]  Thank you, Id, it's one of those "small but useful" expressions, invaluable in negotiating everyday life!

Cool thing to say to end an argument, don't you think? 

N'allez pas trop vite - Proust
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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?


https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=je%20m%27en%20fiche

Goodness, mother would never approve.
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Re: How are your efforts to "learn more French" working out?

Well the french do 'jure' a lot.

What about pu tain de mer de, who doesn't say that. And there is fi  ls de pu te......... which I find really awful...... these things seem to  just pop out when people are enerve.

I have to admit since I have got older I swear an awful lot more in english and sometimes I use awful language. Usually on my own and directed at other motorists, not screaming out, just saying them to myself.

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