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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #165 on: December 07, 2007, 11:53:49 AM »

Do you remember the song by Starland or Starlight or Something like that Vocal Band called Afternoon Delight?

Starland Vocal Band, circa '76 ;-)

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #166 on: December 09, 2007, 10:53:42 PM »
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That's why we have it after dessert, just to be different from the French.
Does this mean that all Americans would prefer to be French?
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #167 on: December 10, 2007, 03:03:59 AM »
Well Bushy obviously would. He would love to be Queen of Franceshire, Europeland.
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #168 on: December 10, 2007, 05:59:22 AM »
Well Bushy obviously would. He would love to be Queen of Franceshire, Europeland.

But only if it was relocated to The Republic of Disney.  ;-)
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #169 on: December 10, 2007, 08:52:40 AM »
Ive never been to Disney - am I a poor relation?  I always wanted to go but my parents couldnt afford it and now I can - Im glad I didnt!!  Well secretly maybe Id like to see Mickey Mouse.

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #170 on: December 11, 2007, 08:19:43 PM »
Does this mean that all Americans would prefer to be French?
Don't let a true American Patriot hear you say that.  ;)

Is it true that the French invented the artery clogging French fry to kill off the ugly Americans or is that what you call a small French child?

What is with all of these things French?

Then what about the French kiss?
The French Poodle?
The French knot?
Mr. French?
B.S. Good French Tyres...no, wait. That was B.F.GoodWrench Tires.
French onion soup...What is a French onion then?
French horn?
French Open?
French Revolution?
French connection?
French orthography?
French phonology?
French toast?
French braid?
French lover?
And the American's say, "Pardon my French." Why is that? It doesn't even resemble French.

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #171 on: December 11, 2007, 10:35:40 PM »
French surrender flag?
I didn't see that
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #172 on: December 12, 2007, 03:14:34 AM »
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Then what about the French kiss?

If you insist. Meet me behind the bike sheds in 5 minutes. Here's an English one to be going on with  :-*
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #173 on: December 12, 2007, 09:04:16 AM »
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And the American's say, "Pardon my French." Why is that? It doesn't even resemble French.
It's about naming a more vulgar country than your own.

English say, "pardon my American."
Americans say, "pardon my French."
The French say, "pardon my Italian."
And all the way through the list until the Welsh say, "pardon my Scottish."
The Scots say, "F*** You."
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #174 on: December 12, 2007, 09:34:47 AM »
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English say, "pardon my American."

 :D

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In case you didn't know Ollie was joking, BUT, from this day hence I shall now use that phrase whenever I say 'dude' or 'OK' or 'mother hubbard'.

Alternatives to Deb's list:

American kiss - involves kissing while eating a doughnut.
The American Poodle - Tony Blair.
The American knot - Bush's written reply to his accusers. 'I did knot.'
Mr. American - Schwarzenegger.
American onion soup - Ingredients: A dozen burgers, 1/2 cup of warm water and a pinch of onion.
American horn - wood.
American Open - a mouth.
American Revolution - bastards! We were robbed.
American connection - an extremely strong belt buckle.
American orthography - Doh!
American phonology - Doh!
American toast - fat bottoms up.
American braid - D Bunch.
American lover - Any bloke without a foreskin that is solvent.

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #175 on: December 12, 2007, 03:43:45 PM »
Cita,

Although I found your post entertaining I have to say...

I have never kissed while eating a donut! I've never even heard of this before. French, American or otherwise. :P Rosie O'Donnell may be able to pull that one off though.

You know, we ugly Americans aren't all that bad. It's the wealthy ones and the ones in politics you gotta look out for. ;) Most of us don't like our president any more than the rest of the world does.

Entertaining, nonetheless.


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It's about naming a more vulgar country than your own.

English say, "pardon my American."
Americans say, "pardon my French."
The French say, "pardon my Italian."
And all the way through the list until the Welsh say, "pardon my Scottish."
The Scots say, "F*** You."

Ollie,
I loved this. I have family and a few friends from Ireland who might feel left out. Nah. On second thought, they're Irish. 'Nuf said. ;)

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He left out "Where American's run the judicial system."

What about the Ugly Americans? Where did that come from or rather who do we have to thank for that?

For the record, I have no prejudices and am hoping no one is offended by the joking here. To me this is like harmless teasing of one state to another Texans, Californians, New Yorkers, Floridians, short, tall, blonde, red-headed, bald, hairy, old, young, etc. 'Tis all the same to me when it's only good natured fun. Yanks, Feds, Oakies, Cajuns, Aggies and Hillbillies. Heaven forbid we not be politically correct in the US. ::) Is the rest of the world as paranoid as we are about making fun of each other?

Personally I believe 'politically correct' is an oxymoron.
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #176 on: December 13, 2007, 08:31:35 AM »
The Irish aren't on the list for a reason, no one in their right mind would insult them, and neither would I.

Unfortunately, sigh, we also have the PC brigade in England. I agree that some things aren't meant to be said but it's getting ridiculous.
These words aren't OK [pardon my American],
******, *****, ****, ***, ******, ****, *****, ****, ****, *****, *****, ***, ****, **** & *****.
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #177 on: December 13, 2007, 09:21:54 AM »
I don't remember where I saw it, but I read about some ditzy United States citizen who was worried about blacks in Barbados or England or Some Other Place. She thought it was horrid that they were called "black" and wanted them to be listed as "African-American" and saw no problem with that at all. The fact that they weren't American and probably quite grateful for it never entered her tiny, little brain.

Euphemisms take all the sting out of words that perhaps could and should retain some sting. I would much rather get the sympathy due anyone who has been "fired" rather than the horrid "down-sized" which results in the same economic disaster, but without any sympathy attached.

Words carry power and I think that too much of their power is being stripped away in the spirit of downright stupidity.

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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #178 on: December 13, 2007, 09:33:00 AM »
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Words carry power and I think that too much of their power is being stripped away in the spirit of downright stupidity.

The Spirit of downright stupidity, I sense a story there.
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Re: the "too much free time" thread
« Reply #179 on: December 13, 2007, 10:20:17 AM »
I dislike Political Correctness.

Not for what might be the obvious reasons, but more the case it allows prejudiced and bigotted people to hind behind it. It doesn't change anyone's mind. Only frank, honest, and open discussions where other participants are treated with respect does that.

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You know, we ugly Americans aren't all that bad. It's the wealthy ones and the ones in politics you gotta look out for.  ;) Most of us don't like our president any more than the rest of the world does.

Politicians seem to be pretty much the same no matter the country they come from. And, sadly, a good number of the rich too. Although it's unfare to 'tar them all with the same brush', that is just as prejudiced as anything else.
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