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Re: CHAT: Need a word for these!

From:Dan Jones <dan@...>
Date:Sunday, February 3, 2002, 12:25
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.
> > Someone who speaks a term or phrase in, say French, and does it with > > correct > > French pronunciation.
The correct word here is "Frenchman". 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. Dan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ semo la flamma, semo la casea semo la tuta, semo la cambea We are the spark, we are the flame We are the people, we are the change


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>