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CHAT D'Oh! (was: Re: Multilingual translation exercise, part 1)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, June 21, 2002, 23:55
Kou wrote:

>Roger Mills indulges in a little Schadenfreude with: > >>Have you ever seen "Mots de Gousse Rhames" ? (snip)
>Aargh! I've been carrying around "Un petit d'un petit, s'étonne aux >Halles....(et al.)" (which I memorized in toto as a kid) in my head >for *years*. I've asked and accosted native speakers since Junior >High about what the hell it means and have gotten rien from personne >except blank stares. I can die peacefully now, but it will only be >because, grâce à Roger, I can beat my head mercilessly on an anvil >about my own utter cluelessness.
Or, if I know my Frenchmen (caution: stereotype ahead), they probably answered you _in English_ : what on earth are you talking about? :-)