707CMF
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And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 5:36 pm

I received the following email at work this morning. The guy pretends he did not make the spelling mistakes on purpose, but please... come on...

(he however gave me permission to broadast it)

hi all

as four enjoying [company name], oui shall propose to have a bear miting
toumoro evening after woark and maybi why not went to heat in a
restaurant after awards. Plize told your availabilities and eventually
any idea to umprove the process !

regards,
XXX


I now dare any non Frenchpeople to fully understand it.

Cheers,

707
 
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RE: And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:27 pm

A Frenchman was once told to put the colors "red, green, pink and yellow" in a sentence.
He thinks for a moment, then says :After I red the newspaper, I hear "green, green". I pink up the phone and say "yellow ?". Big grin

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RE: And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:56 pm

Makes perfect sense to me, he expects four people to attend a dinner at a Japanese restaurant one evening, after the awards ceremony.
The menu will consist of bear miting toumoro, a little known meat version of tempura.

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RE: And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:17 pm

I guess there are (in percentage) more French people speaking English than English native speakers speaking French.

C'est vrai?
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RE: And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 8:51 pm

707CMF - Soooooooo typical - ugh, I get those all the time back at work.

It's either that or its full of southern slang and I have no idea what half of it means.

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RE: And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:04 pm

A bear mating session? WTF?



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RE: And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:50 pm

Talk about mating and animals and poum ! Gkirk surfaces  Big grin

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Kay
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RE: And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:51 pm

I'll give it a try.. for fun

as for enjoying [company name], we shall propose to have a beer meeting tomorrow evening after work and maybe why not want to eat in a restaurant afterwards. Please tell your availability and eventually
any idea to improve the process!

Sounds better no? even though wrong and bad English at its best.

Kay


 
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RE: And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:52 am

Oh my God.....I just read that with my internal voice saying it out loud ....................in my uncles voice.

He talks just like that.

Someone French was definitely spelling phonetically.

Kind of like how I spell in French.
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LH423
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RE: And They Say French Don't Speak English...

Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:06 pm

Well, being a (non-native) Francophone, I understood it completely, but really...if you're going to try and speak English, at least make an effort to read occasionally, or take a grammar class so you can at least spell somewhat correctly.

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