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
>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.
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