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02-24-2014, 02:12 AM   #6346
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I understand that this is a common trait in the French/French-speaking. (I don't wish to offend anyone, and I not being a world traveller, I don't have first hand experience, but...) My friends who have been OS tell me that it is common to be ignored, or worse, when trying to converse in English with a French-speaking person. It apparently helps a bit in France if you make it clear that you are Australian rather than English!
With the French, I find that they tend to lump all the Anglo-phone accents into one basket and don't try to tell the difference ... A lot take me for a Brit (which can be good or bad) or for a Scot sometimes; they rarely think about me being an "Amerloque" first (that a rather impolite slang term ...). They like Aussies best/much more IMHO ... a lot less historical conflict there, etc. unlike the Brit's ("les rosbeef "... read "roast beef", because they turn pink in the sunshine plus other that I won't go into). Plus the French respect Aussie rugby, too. Maybe I should change tactics and declare myself as an "Aussie" ... J

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Maybe I should change tactics and declare myself as an "Aussie
Apparently you would be feted as good as a hero if you tried that at Villers Bretonneux. They love us for what our grandfathers did WW1.
I'm glad that a few others have had good experiences, contrary to reports given to me! Stereo-typing is dreadful really (And I was just guilty of doing it above!!)
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Apparently you would be feted as good as a hero if you tried that at Villers Bretonneux. They love us for what our grandfathers did WW1.
I'm glad that a few others have had good experiences, contrary to reports given to me! Stereo-typing is dreadful really (And I was just guilty of doing it above!!)
Thanks rod ... I have had many older, elderly people thank me (personally) for the American intervention in WWI & WWII, especially ... I mean they were truly thankful and recognized the sacrifices made to liberate France and the rest of western Europe. I live much further south, so that history is less dominant here than in northern France.

I think that recent political events and the passage of time/generations have change general orientations ... like it was "hard" being an American in France during the "W" administration ... not to bring up politics, just my sentiment during that period and its events ... and the recent NSA thing has not helped out a lot either.

A lot depends on who you encounter ... there's alway good and bad ... J
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
With the French, I find that they tend to lump all the Anglo-phone accents into one basket and don't try to tell the difference ... A lot take me for a Brit (which can be good or bad) or for a Scot sometimes; they rarely think about me being an "Amerloque" first (that a rather impolite slang term ...). They like Aussies best/much more IMHO ... a lot less historical conflict there, etc. unlike the Brit's ("les rosbeef "... read "roast beef", because they turn pink in the sunshine plus other that I won't go into). Plus the French respect Aussie rugby, too. Maybe I should change tactics and declare myself as an "Aussie" ... J
Rugby might be a key here. South African rugby player André Joubert got a good cheering when he entered the playing field, for South Africa, opposing France, in France. He was quite popular playing in the French series, I believe. Of course, his name is hardly a drawback

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Thanks rod ... I have had many older, elderly people thank me (personally) for the American intervention in WWI & WWII, especially ... I mean they were truly thankful and recognized the sacrifices made to liberate France and the rest of western Europe. I live much further south, so that history is less dominant here than in northern France.

I think that recent political events and the passage of time/generations have change general orientations ... like it was "hard" being an American in France during the "W" administration ... not to bring up politics, just my sentiment during that period and its events ... and the recent NSA thing has not helped out a lot either.

A lot depends on who you encounter ... there's alway good and bad ... J
Ups and downs, certainly. And I'm not sure the typical American jabbing at the French helps, either.

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OK.

So I redid the shot with a proper camera, and took the picture soon after the pour.
Much better. I will have one thank-you.
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So I redid the shot with a proper camera, and took the picture soon after the pour. Much better. I will have one thank-you

Back to food/beer again?
Are the inhabitants of this blog calorie obsessed?
There are more things to life than food and beer (In fact, I know for certain that those who drink beer and eat food die!)
There are also landscapes and portraits and still lifes and macros and abstracts and ...
Just give in, buy the blasted Hocir K3 and make a few images. Make lots of images. Make 200,000 images before the shutter expires.
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... Ups and downs, certainly. And I'm not sure the typical American jabbing at the French helps, either.
Remember "Freedom Fries" ... loved that one ... yeah, let's get back to food stuff, cheeses, beers and especially SPAM !!! J
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Back to food/beer again?
Are the inhabitants of this blog calorie obsessed?
There are more things to life than food and beer (In fact, I know for certain that those who drink beer and eat food die!)
There are also landscapes and portraits and still lifes and macros and abstracts and ...
Just give in, buy the blasted Hocir K3 and make a few images. Make lots of images. Make 200,000 images before the shutter expires.
Are you trying to kill us all?!! I know for certain that all and everyone who buy a K-3 will die!

Just as those who don't drink beer will.

Those who do drink beer will at least have a good time.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
let's get back to food stuff, cheeses, beers and especially SPAM
NO NO NO Jean, no more food.
Take Photos!! Talk about photos!
(It might tip the moderator over the edge; what fun.)




btw
Where is our moderator? Has he gone to a parallax universe?
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
NO NO NO Jean, no more food.
Take Photos!! Talk about photos!
(It might tip the moderator over the edge; what fun.)

btw
Where is our moderator? Has he gone to a parallax universe?
He's gone to a Parallix universe located near Nice in France ... and now for some re-cycled fun ... which one is crap?! J

(Gratuitous provocation post for "Post-a-thon Sprint Monday" ... you wanted a photo, n'est-ce pas ?!)

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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
NO NO NO Jean, no more food.
Take Photos!! Talk about photos!
Let's try and stay on topic, please!

QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
(It might tip the moderator over the edge; what fun.)

btw
Where is our moderator? Has he gone to a parallax universe?
You mean Pa Relax? I'm beginning to suspect he sleeps. Several hours a day. "Moderator" indeed...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
He's gone to a Parallix universe located near Nice in France ... and now for some re-cycled fun ... which one is crap?! J

(Gratuitous provocation post for "Post-a-thon Sprint Monday" ... you wanted a photo, n'est-ce pas ?!)
Ah, yes, I think getting into top 12 will be hard today

Good thing I already have a 50/1.8
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Who cares about California?! I am the centre of the universe!!
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You arent in California, so NO YOU ARENT!
I grew up there and assure you that j2 is right. Californians are quite certain the world revolves around them. LOL

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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Let's try and stay on topic, please!



You mean Pa Relax? I'm beginning to suspect he sleeps. Several hours a day. "Moderator" indeed...

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Ah, yes, I think getting into top 12 will be hard today

Good thing I already have a 50/1.8
Yeah. It's gonna be a pain in the butt to get my daily ticket today.
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Am I the only person that cant stand friend okra?
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No, you are in EXCELLENT company ... my Mom's mom made the best in the world when I was a kid ...
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