Re: CHAT: Gay Normand and Albion (was: RE: CHAT: the gay Canadian (was: "have a nice day")
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 13, 2000, 16:29|
At 02:26 11/03/00 -0000, you wrote:
>> Wow! I like the last one :))) .
>I think you courteously desisted from correcting it to _Fantastiques_.
>> And about my origin, I'm primarily from Normandy. So I guess "Christophe
>> the gay Normand" would fit. But I also live in the suburbs of Paris, and my
>> origins are from Belgium to Corsica, with a lot of Normandy and a bit of
>> Paris. Just choose! :)
>I do like "the Gay Normand". "the gay Norman" would be normaler, English,
>but in my teenage years "Norman" was a homophobic insult (simply because
>at the time there was a scandal involving a homosexual of that name).
Never heard of it (or maybe?)... I'm not good at history anyway...
>Whether it's "The Gay Normand" or "The Gay Corsican", either way it's
>probably the title of some or other Donizetti opera.
>> >--And the Gay, of Albion.
>> "la perfide Albion" Where does this expression come from already?
>God knows when the French first thought England perfidious. There has been
>mutual animosity between our countries for the better part of a thousand
>years, and it remains alive and well (and though I am these twenty years
>past an ardent ?parisophile/?parigiophile/?lutetiophile, I confess myself
>not wholly immune from participating in those less gallophiliacal sentiments
>in certain respects).
I tend sometimes to have anti-English sentiments too, but not a lot (it
generally involves food, or the behaviour of a former Prime Minister and
Justice with a well-known dictator...). I tend to be rather Francophobe
sometimes, so it makes a balance doesn't it?
[BTW, given my recent antiscandinavian rant, it may be
>wondered exactly which country, if any, it is about which I have no grouches.
>Answer: Holland. Also Australia & New Zealand. Possibly also Costa Rica...]
Nice! My boy-friend is Dutch :)))
>"Albion" is a name for Britain as a geographical entity -- a land rather
>than a nation. I think its etymology is unknown, though connections have been
>drawn with Alp, mountain, and Alb- white.
I don't think we have such a name for France. France is the country of the
Francs, even Gaulle comes from the names of the people that lived there at
those times. Too bad...
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