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
> >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
> a foreign country if you see what I mean. In Britain I can be
> superior because I'm French and in France I can be offensively
> 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
> > > 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
> accent, but I will still use it out of awkwardness if using French
> in English. To be honest the only two French phrases I use in English
> "somellier" and "chef du rang" because of my job. I don't like mixing
> 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 :)) .
Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.