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Re: Clair, are you paying attention? Useful expressions!

Merci, Eric, now I know!  Just waiting for the very next time I can say it and do it with aplombBig Smile [:D]

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Re: Clair, are you paying attention? Useful expressions!

Even the French can't agree Big Smile [:D]

https://fr.forvo.com/word/au_cas_o%C3%B9/

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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Re: Clair, are you paying attention? Useful expressions!

That's where regional and educational differences come in Norman. Both are said. Thinking of it ..... I personally say " au qua ou" ....
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Re: Clair, are you paying attention? Useful expressions!

OK, tried out au ca zou yesterday and it was understood and not corrected!

Must be the way I look slightly puzzled when I speak French because people often correct me, whether it's the wrong word or the word is mispronounced.

The person was a highly trained surgeon who had last worked in Lyon so, ericd, she'd have had lots of education though I don't really know which region she is from ...ha, ha!

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Re: Clair, are you paying attention? Useful expressions!

Spoke about this "O K zoo" when in France ...... both are actually said "O K Zoo" and " O K Hoo".
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Re: Clair, are you paying attention? Useful expressions!

My absolute favourite word this week is l'ouragan! Big Smile [:D]

You can really hear it howling, can't you?

I think Wooly calls it a "hoolie" or some word like that as only he can do with convictionSmile [:)]

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Re: Clair, are you paying attention? Useful expressions!

Ah, Nimt, you remembered. The word is either Irish or from the Scottish Islands. I suspect it is often used by sailors.

I like the idea (mine!) that it refers to some American kid loose with a gun - hence Hooligun!!!!
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Re: Clair, are you paying attention? Useful expressions!

I've fallen in love with a brand new word this weekBig Smile [:D]

Here it is:

Elle plaça les assiettes, les couverts, les verres et tout le TINTOUIN sur une table ronde, et servi.

Just so expressive and you can guess at what else might have been put down!



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