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Re: CHAT: Need a word for these!

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Sunday, February 3, 2002, 15:01
En réponse à Dan Jones <dan@...>:

> Christophe Grandsire escreva: > >En réponse à Danny Wier <dawier@...>: > > > > > Someone who laughs at his own jokes. > > > >A French man? :))) (note that being also French, I'm allowed to do > this > >kind of > >self-denigrating humour :)) . Note that I consider myself much French > >anymore :)) ) > > Oooh! Wash your mouth out young man. It's so much more fun being foreign > in > a foreign country if you see what I mean. In Britain I can be > effortlessly > superior because I'm French and in France I can be offensively > superior > because I'm British.
That's what I'm saying! Even in France I've become a foreigner :)) . Being a foreigner everywhere is the first step before feeling at home everywhere :)) . I'm becoming European. Next step: the world :)) .
> > > > Someone who speaks a term or phrase in, say French, and does it > with > > > correct > > > French pronunciation. > > The correct word here is "Frenchman".
:)) Add: "from the North of the Loire". Southern French people *don't* have a French accent :)) . It took me ages to lose my
> French > accent, but I will still use it out of awkwardness if using French > phrases > in English. To be honest the only two French phrases I use in English > are > "somellier" and "chef du rang" because of my job. I don't like mixing > the > two- they sound awful together and it only confuses me. >
He he, with my friend we're talking a strange language. The basics are English, but full of Dutch and/or French words pronounced with the correct accent in every case :)) . Conversations can become quite funny for somebody else :)) . Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.