Support




Contact
Ace:
aceofspadeshq at gee mail.com
CBD:
cbd at cutjibnewsletter.com
Buck:
buck.throckmorton at protonmail.com
joe mannix:
mannix2024 at proton.me
MisHum:
petmorons at gee mail.com
J.J. Sefton:
sefton at cutjibnewsletter.com
Powered by
Movable Type





Joe Biden: Now I've Decided I'm Also French and I Might Even Be a Descendant of the Marquis De Lafayette

Wow, he's a civil rights marcher, he's half-Puerto-Rican, he's a football All-American.

Now he's a "Son of the American Revolution."

He says his name is, as he pronounces it, "RobinAY."

People have a real problem with French endings so let me explain this, because it's actually pretty simple.

The name "Robinette" would be pronounced rob-in-ETTE, just like we'd say it in English. The "ette" sounds the same way as it does in "cigarette."

French does drop most single letter consonant endings. For example, if his stupid name were "RobinET," with one t, the t would be silent and the "e" would sound like a long a.

But when you have doubled consonant or an "e" at the end, the consonant is pronounced, and the -e is short. So Robinet would be rob-in-AY, but Robinette is rob-in-et.

The way I think about this -- which is, of course, the correct way to think about this -- is that when there's a double consonant, or an e after the consonant, those additional letters themselves are silent (that is, the e at the end is not pronounced). But because those final letters are silent, the letters that come before them are NOT silent. The additional letters get The Silent Treatment, "protecting" the letters before that so they they are not silenced.

Here's an example: The male French name Francois is pronounced fran-swah, with the s silent. But the female version of the name, Francoise, is pronounced Fran-swhaZZZ. The "s" get pronounced now because the e "protects" it from being the last letter. The "s" Francois is the last letter, so it's silent, but the "s" in Francoise is NOT the last letter, so it gets pronounced.

A similar example: the male form of the adjective for white is "blanc." The c is not pronounced, so the world is pronounced "blah." (The "n" is pronounced but through your nose. It's a "nasalized" n.) But the feminine form is "blanche." The "ch" is pronounced because the -e at the end protects the letters before it.

It's very simple and people struggle with this so I just thought I'd give you the rule.

There's a special rule for the -ent ending of third person plural verbs but I don't want to get into that. It doesn't come up in English much.

I know this is a disposable post so don't worry, I'll write up another one quickly.

Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 02:08 PM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of comments)

1 Wow, this guy. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2024 02:10 PM (WXNFJ)

2
That's so racist.

Posted by: Auspex at June 10, 2024 02:12 PM (j4U/Z)

3 This is unfuckingbelievable. Hasn't the demented degenerate also claimed to be Jewish?

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 10, 2024 02:12 PM (s794k)

4 When in Rome...be Roman.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (krQz2)

5 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (Zz0t1)

6 Top 10?

Posted by: Americans Visiting France at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (J2vNu)

7 Top ten!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (hYDNe)

8 "The male French name Francois is pronounced fran-swah, with the s silent. But the female version of the name, Francoise, is pronounced Fran-swhaZZZ. The "s" get pronounced now because the e "protects" it from being the last letter. The "s" Francois is the last letter, so it's silent, but the "s" in Francoise is NOT the last letter, so it gets pronounced."
____

Do like Crocodile Dundee: Just check for a dick. Much easier than memorizing all these linguistic rules.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (iFTx/)

9 How old does he think he is?

Posted by: hobbitopoly at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (XPM1I)

10 >>>3 This is unfuckingbelievable. Hasn't the demented degenerate also claimed to be Jewish?

yeah I was going to say that but I forget the details. I do have a memory of it.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (KRtlO)

11 The name "Robinette" would be pronounced rob-in-ETTE, just like we'd say it in English. The "ette" sounds the same way as it does in "cigarette."
--------

Or moronette.

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (b155j)

12 He's been lying most of his life. Bad thing now is, he actually believes everything that comes out of his mouth.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (Zz0t1)

13 "I've not been able to find this yet. Maybe someone can help me." LOL

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (XkYcA)

14 So F. Joke's speechwriters are not only illiterate in English, they're illiterate in French. Good to know.

Posted by: Americans Visiting France at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (J2vNu)

15 He be robbin', robbin', robbin', hey!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (VoAdT)

16 >>The "ette" sounds the same way as it does in "cigarette."

Seriously?

You don't even read this blog, do you?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 10, 2024 02:14 PM (LkLld)

17 It is spelled de Sade

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 10, 2024 02:14 PM (7SaLS)

18 He's a descendant of that Famous French Patriot, Merde dans mon Pantalon.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:14 PM (ynpvh)

19 "It's like those French have a different word for everything."

-- Steve Martin, when comedy was funny

Posted by: Oddbob at June 10, 2024 02:14 PM (/y8xj)

20 If only there were anything funny about this man, then SNL could have a great time making fun of him!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:14 PM (GBKbO)

21 That's a good French rule or insta-lesson. I'm half-assed trying to learn some French. Italian has been much easier as my brain processes it like Spanish. Oh and Biden, what a Renaissance Man (in his own mush head).

Posted by: scampydog at June 10, 2024 02:14 PM (2bFN5)

22 Who merde in my pants?

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:14 PM (FBkid)

23 French does drop most single letter consonant endings. For example, if his stupid name were "RobinET," with one t, the t would be silent and the "e" would sound like a long a.

But when you have doubled consonant or an "e" at the end, the consonant is pronounced, and the -e is short. So Robinet would be rob-in-AY, but Robinette is rob-in-et.


That's why we call our moronettes "ettes" and not monon-ays.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:14 PM (n/S9s)

24 The "ette" sounds the same way as it does in "cigarette."


It would all be easier if we went back to calling them 'fags'.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (WXNFJ)

25 Joe Biden has Kung Fu grip.

Posted by: Pudinhead at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (pZ64F)

26 There are some French names where the terminal "t" is pronounced, e.g. "Freixenet." It's not common, though.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (hYDNe)

27 Ich bin ein Robinay

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (Dgo06)

28 isn't he also descended from robin hood? robin from the chinese and given to hisself?

Posted by: gnats local 678 at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (B1FKF)

29 People have a real problem with French endings so let me explain this, because it's actually pretty simple.

The name "Robinette" would be pronounced rob-in-ETTE, just like we'd say it in English. The "ette" sounds the same way as it does in "cigarette."

========

I understood this after my first semester of high school French.

Biden is dumb.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (GBKbO)

30 F. Joke was always one to claim anything in the world for a political or vote advantage. Now his mush brain can only remember those ancient lies.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (J2vNu)

31 Afternoon.

Frenchy language lessons...

Posted by: Robert at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (1Yy3c)

32 "It's like those French have a different word for everything."

-- Steve Martin, when comedy was funny
Posted by: Oddbob


*German has entered the chat.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (n/S9s)

33 When I want advice on surrendering we can talk.

Posted by: Tech Sgt. Chen at June 10, 2024 02:16 PM (Z8Yh2)

34 Just call him Robbin' Joe for short.

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2024 02:16 PM (b155j)

35 So Biden's family fought with Elizabeth Warren’s family in the French Indian War against the British?

Posted by: Civil Defense at June 10, 2024 02:16 PM (SHMXB)

36
His middle name is "Robinette", but it's pronounced "LIAR".

Posted by: Frank Barone at June 10, 2024 02:16 PM (+oR7L)

37 A similar example: the male form of the adjective for white is "blanc." The c is not pronounced, so the world is pronounced "blah."


So...it's Sauvignon Blah? Seems fitting.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:16 PM (xCA6C)

38 Joe Isuzu is turning over in his grave.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 10, 2024 02:16 PM (7SaLS)

39 He says his middle name is Robinay...then IMMEDIATELY says that 'Robinette' came over with the other 'ette' guy.

He can't even keep his lies straight within the same f*cking sentence.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:16 PM (Zz0t1)

40 Zombie Benedict Arnold breathes a sigh of relief ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:16 PM (mBOUq)

41 32 "It's like those French have a different word for everything."

-- Steve Martin, when comedy was funny
Posted by: Oddbob


*German has entered the chat.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (n/S9s)

His German ancestor, Scheiße In-Meine-Hosen

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (ynpvh)

42 His middle name is "Robinette", but it's pronounced "LIAR".
Posted by: Frank Barone at June 10, 2024


***
Or maybe "Lyin'," because that way it almost rhymes:

"Joe Lyin' Biden"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (J2vNu)

43 Joe Biden: Now I've Decided I'm Also French and I Might Even Be a Descendant of the Marquis De Lafayette

I think he's got the "fart in your general direction" part down. Well, it's really more of a carpet bomb, but still....

Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (xCA6C)

44 similar example: the male form of the adjective for white is "blanc." The c is not pronounced, so the world is pronounced "blah."


So...it's Sauvignon Blah? Seems fitting.
Posted by: Archimedes


Cardboardbordeaux wine. (Wine of the box)

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (n/S9s)

45 Baron von Munchhausen and Walter Mitty were more believable.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (5wFkg)

46 >>>Italian has been much easier as my brain processes it like Spanish. Oh and Biden, what a Renaissance Man (in his own mush head).

Italian and Spanish are both easy and fun to pronounce. French is easier to read because there are more english cognates. People know more french than they think they do.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (KRtlO)

47 It's a disposable post, kind of like Jack Smith's.

Posted by: tankdemon at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (VSht7)

48 You know what else is very French? Wrong time stamps.

Posted by: look whats not at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (nakGR)

49 I think he's got the "fart in your general direction" part down. Well, it's really more of a carpet bomb, but still....
Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (xCA6C)
----------
Fetchez la vache!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (hYDNe)

50 biden faces the other way when he reads hebrew. that's how it works. right?

Posted by: gnats local 678 at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (B1FKF)

51 Biden’s middle name is Menteur.

Posted by: Civil Defense at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (SHMXB)

52 46 >>>Italian has been much easier as my brain processes it like Spanish. Oh and Biden, what a Renaissance Man (in his own mush head).

Italian and Spanish are both easy and fun to pronounce. French is easier to read because there are more english cognates. People know more french than they think they do.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (KRtlO)

What happens when the Normans conquer you.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (ynpvh)

53 French doesn't make any sense.

It's like Polish. It's incomprehensible. I think the French only speak it just to befuddle the English speaking world.

Posted by: Robert at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (1Yy3c)

54 Way to totally screw up a joke.

It's cardboardeaux wine.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (n/S9s)

55 Disposable post. Like Joe's depends...

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (tT6L1)

56 46 Italian and Spanish are both easy and fun to pronounce. French is easier to read because there are more english cognates. People know more french than they think they do.
Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (KRtlO)

=========

"Those damn Normans!"
-The Saxons

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (GBKbO)

57

Joey = Crazy Legs Rivera de Sade. or SOd.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (x0n13)

58 I didn't name my son 'Beau' for no reason...it was because of my deep and abiding relationship with La Francase.

Posted by: Joey at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (XeU6L)

59 Joe Biden is what we used to call, a world class bullshitter.

Unfortunately, an unaccountable Junta have installed this sack shit in the White House.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (XV/Pl)

60 >>>
So...it's Sauvignon Blah?

I've seen people write it bla (superscript n), with the n up high because you say it through your nose. it becomes less of a consonant and more of a modifier of the vowel.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (KRtlO)

61 Obligatory:

"Weird" Al Yankovic - Genius in France

https://tinyurl.com/4jfs52kw

Posted by: Stu Podaso at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (FBkid)

62 He's been to back yard barbeques and banged hookers with Putin for 40 years, guys.

He's a playah from way back.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (Zz0t1)

63 The following word can also condition how a final consonant is pronounced, so, much as how "bleu blanc et rouge" is pronounced "bluh blahnkay roozh", "Robinette Biden" is pronounced "Pants shitting pervert of a retard".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (VoAdT)

64 Joey's father was a hamster?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (5wFkg)

65 French is easier to read because there are more english cognates. People know more french than they think they do.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (KRtlO)

What happens when the Normans conquer you.
Posted by: jim

Or you live by Louisiana.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (n/S9s)

66 Every time *biden opens his mouth whatever is uttered is full of rhetorical flourishes and factual liberty.

Something his buddies over at the NYT seem to think passes for bullshit and lies.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (Q4IgG)

67 >>>What happens when the Normans conquer you.

oui

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (KRtlO)

68 56 46 Italian and Spanish are both easy and fun to pronounce. French is easier to read because there are more english cognates. People know more french than they think they do.
Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (KRtlO)

=========

"Those damn Normans!"
-The Saxons

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:18 PM (GBKbO)

Norm!

Posted by: Cheers! at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (ynpvh)

69 "I can't believe how smart Biden is! He's teaching French to the French! I bet they love him almost as much as America loves him!"
-DU, 87.4% probability

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (GBKbO)

70 Ace,

I know it's too much to ask the French to just drop the act and speak English--we live in an imperfect world after all--but why can't they even speak French? Why must every letter be silent?

Posted by: .87c at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (oQzCI)

71 He says his name is, as he pronounces it, "RobinAY."

-------------

"Look fat, my word as a Bid-AY ... that's no malark-AY!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (mBOUq)

72 re 46: old english was germanic. after william the conquistador french and latin sometimes got the upper hand

english = man
german = mann
french - homo

Posted by: gnats local 678 at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (B1FKF)

73 Wow, he's a civil rights marcher, he's half-Puerto-Rican, he's a football All-American.

Now he's a "Son of the American Revolution."


Look, fat, you fucking forgot that Joe Daddy was a truck driver and is curing cancer. Get it straight.

Posted by: You Big Dummy at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (ohEAP)

74 That's why we call our moronettes "ettes" and not monon-ays.Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:14 PM (n/S9s)

Good, because moronays sounds like some French cooking sauce.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (XkYcA)

75 Italian and Spanish are both easy and fun to pronounce. French is easier to read because there are more english cognates. People know more french than they think they do.
Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024


***
True, ace. The pronunciation of French and the silent letters are the killers.

The Nevil Shute novel I finished yesterday has his English hero and his wife speaking French in Brest, and I could read about 90% of it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (J2vNu)

76 People have a real problem with French endings so let me explain this, because it's actually pretty simple.
____________

Whereas German is totally phonetic. If it's pronounced, it's spelled. If it's spelled, it's pronounced.

Knopf (button) is pronounced K-Nopf. Simple.

I've often wondered if they even bother with spelling tests in Germany.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (YqDXo)

77 I haven't been this entertained by a lesson in foreign grammar since, well, since

https://tinyurl.com/4snfk2j9

Posted by: tankdemon at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (VSht7)

78 Italian and Spanish are both easy and fun to pronounce. French is easier to read because there are more english cognates. People know more french than they think they do.
Posted by: ace
--------
Brunette. Cabaret.

Posted by: scampydog at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (2bFN5)

79 Will this be on the exam?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (T+Iwg)

80 People know more french than they think they do.
Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (KRtlO)
---------------

Joe being the exception to this rule.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (tT6L1)

81 "My Story? OK.
I was born a poor black child ..."

The Jerk

Posted by: illiniwek at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (Cus5s)

82
Cardboardbordeaux wine. (Wine of the box)
Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (n/S9s)



Pino Noir (Peanut of the night)

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (Zz0t1)

83
"My mother said we were from the Nether regions!"

-Joe Biden

Posted by: Frank Barone at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (+oR7L)

84 French is easier to read because there are more english cognates. People know more french than they think they do.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:17 PM (KRtlO)

What happens when the Normans conquer you.
Posted by: jim

You call pig pork, chicken poultry and cows beef .

Posted by: Civil Defense at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (SHMXB)

85 64 Joey's father was a hamster?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (5wFkg)



The one that lived in Richard Gere's anus?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (x0n13)

86 72 re 46: old english was germanic. after william the conquistador french and latin sometimes got the upper hand

english = man
german = mann
french - homo

Posted by: gnats local 678 at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (B1FKF)

LOL. Same for the Romans, although woulda expected it to be the Greeks.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (ynpvh)

87 He says his name is, as he pronounces it, "RobinAY."
---
Just like all the things that Joe doesn't know.

That's one of them.

If it was pronounced "AY" it would be "robinet", the extra t is put on there to indicate it's pronounced.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (krQz2)

88 So...it's Sauvignon Blah?

I've seen people write it bla (superscript n), with the n up high because you say it through your nose. it becomes less of a consonant and more of a modifier of the vowel.

Posted by: ace


A good way to imagine it is to start saying it, but cut it off just as you start on the C.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (7SaLS)

89 >>Will this be on the exam?


That just sent a shiver down my spine.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (LkLld)

90 I know this is a disposable post so don't worry, I'll write up another one quickly.

No need. The horde does some of its best commenting work with the little posts.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (xCA6C)

91 Next while in Montreal he will say it is "Robin-eh" and claim to be Canadian?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (5wFkg)

92 I don't trust a language that makes you do addition to say large numbers.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (IR73L)

93 english = man
german = mann
french - homo

Posted by: gnats local 678 at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (B1FKF)
---
Figures. French homos.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (krQz2)

94 Why doesn't Joe's bs get called lies?

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (s794k)

95 Robinette was a great guy. Only thing is, he shit his pants a lot.

Posted by: Marquis de Lafayette at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (eCnv0)

96 I've often wondered if they even bother with spelling tests in Germany.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (YqDXo)
---------
The problem in German is the noun cases and the verbs coming at the ends of sentences.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (hYDNe)

97 88 A good way to imagine it is to start saying it, but cut it off just as you start on the C.
Posted by: Thomas Paine at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (7SaLS)

========

Despite the generalized rule that the consonants c, r, f, and l get pronounced at the end of words in French.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (GBKbO)

98 So how does one pronounce asshole in French?

Posted by: iamnotthekenyaninterloper at June 10, 2024 02:22 PM (eRgLv)

99 Dan Hurley offically announces hes staying at UCONN

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (CIS44)

100 I've always thought French was a disgusting sounding language, honestly.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (v6JzV)

101 There is also a special rule for the last name Biden.

Run away as fast as you can while holding on to your wallet.

Posted by: Cheri at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (oiNtH)

102 Just call the fucker Sybil. He's got more personalities than a certified nutjob.

Posted by: Ben HaduButker made the speech at a CATHOLIC at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (Srw7t)

103 What’s in a name? By any other name, Biden is a steaming pile of shit. He still smells as sweet.

Posted by: Wm. Shakespeare at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (jbnUc)

104 79 Will this be on the exam?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 10, 2024 02:21 PM (T+Iwg)

When's recess?

Posted by: browndog looking out the window at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (TTAGa)

105 I didn't think Richard Gere was that old...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (5wFkg)

106 People know more french than they think they do.
Posted by: ace
--------

'Whores doovers'. Ace is right

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (XeU6L)

107 Joey's father was a hamster?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (5wFkg)

---
It's a little known fact, but my mother smelled of elderberries!

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot in Elderberry Farmland at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (krQz2)

108 Beldar weeps.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (6gW4D)

109 Or you live by Louisiana.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024


***
Nowadays you hear more Spanish around here than you do French. CODOFIL, the Council on the Development of French in Louisiana, is trying to preserve Cajun French (a dialect with a lot of differences from Parisian), but it's an uphill battle.

(Hell, you hear more Spanish and ebonics than you do English)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (J2vNu)

110 71 He says his name is, as he pronounces it, "RobinAY."

-------------

"Look fat, my word as a Bid-AY ... that's no malark-AY!"
Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:20 PM (mBOUq)



RObinette = Moist Towelette

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024 02:24 PM (x0n13)

111 The thing about disposable posts is they start to unravel when they get soggy.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:24 PM (vFG9F)

112 15 He be robbin', robbin', robbin', hey!
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 10, 2024 02:13 PM (VoAdT)

The fact that I know the show you’re referring too.

We gonna steal NOT give to the poor, Modern Robyn Hood

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at June 10, 2024 02:24 PM (FCrpy)

113 Laissez les bons temps rouler

Posted by: JackStraw at June 10, 2024 02:24 PM (LkLld)

114 Now he's a "Son of the American Revolution."

-------------

And he also had a Son who Died in the American Revolution.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:24 PM (82bDC)

115 Joe is a demented insufferable pevert. The Junta is not only rubbing Joe into the faces of the American people, they're also making sure they grind the perverted old man into the faces of foreign leaders.

Maybe I need to give the Junta a bit of a break on this.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at June 10, 2024 02:24 PM (tT6L1)

116 Cigars
Cigarettes
Tiparillos

Posted by: illiniwek at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (Cus5s)

117 Re-post:

Fade In

Pacific coastline of California. Afternoon. Summer. Clear skies. There is a disturbance in the water.

Zoom In

Angular spines emerge from the water to reveal a 60ft tall two legged dinosaur.

Pan out over dinosaur's left shoulder.

On a hill can be seen the sign HOLLYWOOD

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (5wFkg)

118 I didn't know the Bidens were a cadet branch of the Arnolds.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (VoAdT)

119 114 Now he's a "Son of the American Revolution."

-------------

And he also had a Son who Died in the American Revolution.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:24 PM (82bDC)

He is quite revolting.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (ynpvh)

120 lol

One of the predictions I made prior to Biden's visit to Normandy was that he would claim he was French.

Posted by: junior at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (OXvN0)

121 Will this be on the exam?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 10, 2024


***
I'm reminded of the abortive attempts to teach us French in grammar school. Every six weeks they herded us into the TV room, where we watched a pretty dark-haired lady tell us about "La plume de ma tante" and say "Bon!" a lot. When it came time for the exam, they had to teach us all over again.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (J2vNu)

122 And he also had a Son who Died in the American Revolution.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:24 PM (82bDC)
---
Duh. Beau died in every war.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (krQz2)

123 you guys have probably heard the old observation that English words for farmed animals are Anglo-Saxon (german), because the commoners dealt with the animals, but the words for the MEAT of the animals are French, because the invading nobles used French to refer to the meat.

Thus:

German Kuhe > English cow but French Bouef > English Beef, German

The French for pig meat is porc, but I don't know where we got "pig" from. But not French.

Anyway, people think french is hard because all of the SIMPLE vocabulary that you learn at first is different from the English. Like to see is "voir." Bed is "lit."

But once you get past the simple vocabulary, then English is a very Romance-influenced language. Most of the words we learn in English past grade through have a Latin root, and French is similar to the English.

German is the opposite --at first, all the simple vocabulary is practically english. To see is sehen, to go is gehen, etc. But German doesn't have much Latin influence except in specific areas like psychology, so when you get to the more advanced vocabulary, Germany becomes very different from english.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (KRtlO)

124 Would have been funnier if he claimed to be German.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (VoAdT)

125 too bad TOTUS didn't let Joey say - "Lafayette mon pere, I am here!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (5wFkg)

126 Obama would merely take a selfie to insert himself into everything.

But Biden is literally everyman.

No wonder he got 81 million ballots.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (IR73L)

127 "It's like those French have a different word for everything."

-- Steve Martin, when comedy was funny
Posted by: Oddbob


*German English has entered the chat.

German just clobbers two (or more) words together, just like Japanese does, to convey a new concept (e.g., "Handschuh" for "glove" and "karaoke" (empty band)).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (YqDXo)

128 Beau died in the Battle of the Network Stars.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (krQz2)

129 121 Will this be on the exam?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 10, 2024

***
I'm reminded of the abortive attempts to teach us French in grammar school. Every six weeks they herded us into the TV room, where we watched a pretty dark-haired lady tell us about "La plume de ma tante" and say "Bon!" a lot. When it came time for the exam, they had to teach us all over again.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (J2vNu)

The plume of your taint?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (ynpvh)

130 Joe Biden is like that loud mouth at the bar or at work who knows everything and at one time or another was this, that or the other thing and you know he is full of shit as soon as he opened his mouth.

If you invented something, Joe Biden is the type of guy who would tell you how you did it.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (XRpj3)

131

RObinette = Moist Towelette
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024 02:24 PM (x0n13)



Dude wipe.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (Zz0t1)

132 Can Ace do more pushups than Joe?

Assume both men are fed a habanero Ex-Lax smoothie. Who shits their pants most robustly, and who has to be hospitalized for dehydration first?

Posted by: Asking the Big Questions at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (ohEAP)

133 RObinette = Moist Towelette
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024


***
There's a lot of Wet Ones in this administration, all right.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (J2vNu)

134 go look up the name of the patron saint of businessmen. for real

Posted by: gnats local 678 at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (B1FKF)

135 Now he's a "Son of the American Revolution."
______________

He misunderstood when people said he was revolting.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (YqDXo)

136 So...it's Sauvignon Blah?

I've seen people write it bla (superscript n), with the n up high because you say it through your nose. it becomes less of a consonant and more of a modifier of the vowel.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:19 PM (KRtlO)
____

I just say it with a weak "k" sound at the end. Some foreign words I'll properly pronounce (Scotch brands, etc). Others I find too pretentious and will just say it like an American would. "Blanc" is one of them. So too is JS Bach. I hate when the "Bach" is pronounced with a gargle at the end. That may well be correct German. But you sound like a fag.

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (iFTx/)

137 One of the predictions I made prior to Biden's visit to Normandy was that he would claim he was French.

He didn't want to make a big deal of it, because Beau (doffs hat) was still behind enemy lines with La Resistance.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (xCA6C)

138 Does this mean we can call Joey souffle brain vs mush brain?

Posted by: scampydog at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (2bFN5)

139 Revolting can describe the smell of JOey's pants.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (5wFkg)

140 Joe Biden is like that loud mouth at the bar or at work who knows everything and at one time or another was this, that or the other thing and you know he is full of shit as soon as he opened his mouth.

If you invented something, Joe Biden is the type of guy who would tell you how you did it.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 10, 2024


***
At least Cliff Clavin was kind and lovable.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (J2vNu)

141 Assume both men are fed a habanero Ex-Lax smoothie. Who shits their pants most robustly, and who has to be hospitalized for dehydration first?

Posted by: Asking the Big Questions at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (ohEAP)
---
Can youth beat expertise?

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (krQz2)

142 Reminds my father always did the Dad joke of calling them Whore Doors

Posted by: Civil Defense at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (SHMXB)

143 Gawd. The DC bullshit never stops.
Well, I AM a direct descendant of those who started the Revolution. Monsieur Bidet can kiss my ass.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (W/lyH)

144 Posted by: junior at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (OXvN0)

Nice

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (b155j)

145 On a related note, Biden hit his all time lowest approval rating in the 538 average of polls.

37%

Anal warts have a higher approval.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (LkLld)

146 Well, then I used to live in Massachu-say!

Athol, Massachu-say!!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (Hkcdp)

147 He is closer relationship with Chairman Mao

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (fwDg9)

148 or just the punch line: when biden dies they'll take out all the bullshit and bury him in a shoe box

Posted by: gnats local 678 at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (B1FKF)

149
I know this is a disposable post so don't worry, I'll write up another one quickly.


Well, of course it is. It's French, and therefore, lame.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (n+4am)

150 He didn't want to make a big deal of it, because Beau (doffs hat) was still behind enemy lines with La Resistance.
Posted by: Archimedes a

I thought he was imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread.

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (CIS44)

151 In before Politico explainer that French has a special exception for the name Robinette according to French language scholars at Harvard and Yale.

Posted by: blaster at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (IFNME)

152 I'm reminded of the abortive attempts to teach us French in grammar school. Every six weeks they herded us into the TV room, where we watched a pretty dark-haired lady tell us about "La plume de ma tante" and say "Bon!" a lot. When it came time for the exam, they had to teach us all over again.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (J2vNu)
_____________

Now if they'd done this when you were in high school, and she was topless, THEN you'd have paid attention.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (YqDXo)

153 When Biden's your uncle...(the first part)

https://youtu.be/GWNzmX4QBK4

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (ynpvh)

154 Quelle dommage.

Posted by: Robert Underdunk Terwilliger at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (PiwSw)

155 Germany becomes very different from english.
Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (KRtlO)



Do you speak multiple languages or do you know know facts about languages and can read some?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (Zz0t1)

156 Joe Raisinet Biden

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (63Dwl)

157 Fact: I french kiss Jill much more often than I kiss her in English!

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrots at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (krQz2)

158 Mon dieu! What a stench!

Posted by: Pepe Le Pew at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (6gW4D)

159 Ackshually, Biden's middle name, Robinette, is taken from a distant relative of his who was a virulent racist and a slave-owner. But you'll never hear that from the MFM.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (fi6OQ)

160 Very intense Saturday hostage rescue footage released. Worth the watch:

x.com/IsraelWarRoom/status/1800231204563870111

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (TRuAj)

161 He didn't want to make a big deal of it, because Beau (doffs hat) was still behind enemy lines with La Resistance.
Posted by: Archimedes a

I thought he was imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread.

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (CIS44)
________________

He died when he went to the guillotine for another.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (YqDXo)

162 Ich bin ein Berliner.

I am a jelly doughnut.

Posted by: No one of any consequence at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (VuZH8)

163 Good example of how Romance languages get easier once you get past the first 500 most basic words:

The italian for speed limit is

Limite di velocita

I mean, you can practically read that as English.

The german for speed limit is, infamously,

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (KRtlO)

164 That asshole is as full of merdre as his pantaloons...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (5xAqj)

165 The French have 27 words for "surrender"

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (b155j)

166 143 Gawd. The DC bullshit never stops.
Well, I AM a direct descendant of those who started the Revolution. Monsieur Bidet can kiss my ass.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (W/lyH)

=======

I am directly descended from a father/son pair who fought in a single, minor skirmish in eastern North Carolina.

You could say that I pretty much fought the Revolution myself.

Also, my first cousin ten times removed was the first appointed senator to Delaware, which he held for a single term after which he drank himself to death because his wife died.

You could say that I'm pretty much already an alcoholic lifer in the Senate, as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (GBKbO)

167 I'm reminded of the abortive attempts to teach us French in grammar school. Every six weeks they herded us into the TV room, where we watched a pretty dark-haired lady tell us about "La plume de ma tante" and say "Bon!" a lot. When it came time for the exam, they had to teach us all over again.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (J2vNu)
_____________

Now if they'd done this when you were in high school, and she was topless, THEN you'd have paid attention.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (YqDXo)
__________

"Yea, we wrote a song about this, ya know?"

-- Van Halen

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (iFTx/)

168 The plume of your taint?
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024


***
If we'd known that last word at age eight, the French lessons would have been a hoot.

(Well, maybe some of my classmates did know it. I was a late bloomer when it came to cursing and filthy words.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (J2vNu)

169 Fact: I french kiss Jill much more often than I kiss her in English!
Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrots at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (krQz2)
--------------

I don't know who's sock this is, but, yuck. Really didn't need the visual.

Evil, just evil.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at June 10, 2024 02:30 PM (tT6L1)

170 It's pronounced azz-WE-pay.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 10, 2024 02:30 PM (aD39U)

171 158 Mon dieu! What a stench!

Posted by: Pepe Le Pew at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (6gW4D)

I agree.

Posted by: Pope le Pew at June 10, 2024 02:30 PM (ynpvh)

172 If French maybe Robespierre

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 02:30 PM (fwDg9)

173 We already know you have French connections, Joe. You've been in DuPont's pocket from the start of your risible political career.

Posted by: SloPitch Whiffer at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (wzAuc)

174 Biden est UN sac de merde.

Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (/IQ1H)

175
37%

Anal warts have a higher approval.
Posted by: JackStraw
-------

If the ads are any indicator, toenail fungus is moving up.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (XeU6L)

176 I am studying Spanish. Why use 3 syllables when 7 will do?

"no cerrado con los llaves" means "unlocked."

Posted by: No one of any consequence at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (VuZH8)

177 170 It's pronounced azz-WE-pay.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 10, 2024 02:30 PM (aD39U

Big - boo - TAY.

Posted by: John Bigabootie at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (ohEAP)

178 French seems to be pretty fucked up.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (quOFo)

179 "I was Batmanique's sidekick in Gotham City." - Joe Robinette Biden

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (TRuAj)

180
Insults in french sound so beautiful.

Fils de pute = Son of a bitch

Ta gueule = shut your face


Posted by: Frank Barone at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (+oR7L)

181 176 I am studying Spanish. Why use 3 syllables when 7 will do?

"no cerrado con los llaves" means "unlocked."
Posted by: No one of any consequence at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (VuZH

======

"Fermer a cle" = to lock in French

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (GBKbO)

182 French seems to be pretty fucked up.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (quOFo)


It's very lippy.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (aD39U)

183 surrender is literally a french word

surrender (v.)

early 15c., surrendren, in law, "give (something) up to the power or possession of another," from Old French surrendre "give up, deliver over" (13c.), from sur- "over" (see sur- (1)) + rendre "give back" (see render (v.)).

The reflexive sense of "to give oneself up" (especially as a prisoner) is from 1580s. Related: Surrendered; surrendering.

...

"Sur" is "over." "rendre" is "deliver." So, surrender is "deliver over."

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (KRtlO)

184 Assume both men are fed a habanero Ex-Lax smoothie. Who shits their pants most robustly, and who has to be hospitalized for dehydration first?
Posted by: Asking the Big Questions at June 10, 2024 02:27 PM (ohEAP)
---
Shart Wars!
Give me those Shart Wars!
Nothing but Shart Wars!
Don't let them end!

Posted by: Nick the Lounge Singer at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (krQz2)

185 One of the predictions I made prior to Biden's visit to Normandy was that he would claim he was French.

Posted by: junior at June 10, 2024 02:25 PM (OXvN0)
________________

And he would claim he was also a Nazi, just to cover all the bases.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (YqDXo)

186 French seems to be pretty fucked up.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (quOFo)



Well, when you talk like a fag and your shits all retarded.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (Zz0t1)

187 Unlike German where the sounds are made in the colon.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (aD39U)

188 Joey chop chop is French royalty?

Peut-etre
Or, uh, put- entree! Walla!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (Hkcdp)

189 Highway exit -autobahnausfahrt

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (5wFkg)

190 He misunderstood when people said he was revolting.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Nice!

Posted by: Cheri at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (oiNtH)

191 There's a French tank on sale on ebay. Never used.

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (b155j)

192 Just call the fucker Sybil. He's got more personalities than a certified nutjob.

Posted by: Ben HaduButker made the speech at a CATHOLIC at June 10, 2024 02:23 PM (Srw7t)

-------------

Out: The Faces of Eve.
In: The Faces of Evil.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (SJ7xP)

193 "go look up the name of the patron saint of businessmen. for real."

It's a weird name to modern ears but it really just means "good man".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (XkYcA)

194 There's a French tank on sale on ebay. Never used.
Posted by: ... at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (b155j)



Three forward speeds, seven reverse.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (aD39U)

195 surrender is literally a french word

surrender (v.)

early 15c., surrendren, in law, "give (something) up to the power or possession of another," from Old French surrendre "give up, deliver over" (13c.), from sur- "over" (see sur- (1)) + rendre "give back" (see render (v.)).
__________________

How many words do the French have for surrender? Is it like the umpteen words the Eskimos have for "snow?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (YqDXo)

196 The german for speed limit is, infamously,

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung
Posted by: ace


The Russian word for "sight," in the sense of something you look at when you go sightseeing is:

dostaprimyechatelnost'

1 syllable in English. 7 in Russian.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (v6JzV)

197 Stevie Colbert's last name is pronounced col-BARE



according to my English - Epstein Island dictionary

Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (/IQ1H)

198 Missed the last thread because I was at Vilano Beach with Youngest Daughter.

Wanted to point out that, since we are talking about the "proportionality" of various lethal actions, the IDF killed only 220 people getting the hostages back, whereas Hamas killed 364 people at the Nova Festival to "capture" them.

So, Israel exercised considerable restraint on Saturday, proportionality-wise.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (fi6OQ)

199 Is is "Jacques dan le boi?" or "Jacques sur le boi?"

Posted by: No one of any consequence at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (VuZH8)

200 French is considered a category 1 Language, and should take about 30 weeks to learn enough to converse with strangers and tell them to tell their uncle you have his fish.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (XV/Pl)

201 There's a French tank on sale on ebay. Never used.
Posted by: ... at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (b155j)
______________

Also French rifles. Dropped only once.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (YqDXo)

202 There's a special rule for the -ent ending of third person plural verbs but I don't want to get into that.

I thought that was -unt, describing those that use those verbs.

Posted by: Dave's not here, man at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (raPis)

203 177 170 It's pronounced azz-WE-pay.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at June 10, 2024 02:30 PM (aD39U

Big - boo - TAY.
Posted by: John Bigabootie at June 10, 2024 02:31 PM (ohEAP)


Shut up, Bigbootie, you the biggest baby I ever seen.

Posted by: Lord John Whorfin at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (PiwSw)

204 28 isn't he also descended from robin hood? robin from the chinese and given to hisself?
Posted by: gnats local 678 at June 10, 2024 02:15 PM (B1FKF)

Funny but is he stealing from them? I think he's providing service.

Posted by: Dr. Fausti - I AM The Science at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (lg881)

205 There's a French tank on sale on ebay. Never used.
Posted by: ... at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (b155j)
---
Only driven in parades.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (krQz2)

206
Now if they'd done this when you were in high school, and she was topless, THEN you'd have paid attention.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (YqDXo)


I was in speech therapy for quite some time in HS, and my dad couldn't figure out why I never seemed to make progress.

Until he met my smokin' hawt speech therapist. Later on he confessed that he'd got the school to reassign me to another therapist.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (n+4am)

207 He didn't want to make a big deal of it, because Beau (doffs hat) was still behind enemy lines with La Resistance.
Posted by: Archimedes a

I thought he was imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread.

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (CIS44)
________________

He died when he went to the guillotine for another.


Yes, but only after he defeated the Muslim horde at the Battle of Tours.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (xCA6C)

208 You could blow the margins with a little German.

https://youtu.be/iI5vrVmJO0Q

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2024 02:35 PM (63Dwl)

209 Who can forget Beau dying at the Battle of Bunker Hill?

Posted by: Droolin' Joe Biden! at June 10, 2024 02:35 PM (uxCna)

210 200 French is considered a category 1 Language, and should take about 30 weeks to learn enough to converse with strangers and tell them to tell their uncle you have his fish.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (XV/Pl)

========

The funniest bit from Eddie Izard I've seen is his bit about learning French through completely useless phrases.

"Ou est le singe?"
"Dans l'arbre!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:35 PM (GBKbO)

211 There's a French tank on sale on ebay. Never used.

Posted by: ... at June 10, 2024 02:33 PM (b155j)

----------------

Camouflaged in white?

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:35 PM (SJ7xP)

212 Highway exit -autobahnausfahrt
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024


***
"Auto-road out-going"?

Fahrfigneugen (sp?): I recall those VW ads in the '80s. My translation was "to spend money you can ill afford for a car that will require its own full-time, live-in German mechanic."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (J2vNu)

213 Retardo Joe, you're dull normal, not Norman.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (5xAqj)

214 He didn't want to make a big deal of it, because Beau (doffs hat) was still behind enemy lines with La Resistance.
Posted by: Archimedes a

I thought he was imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread.

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 02:28 PM (CIS44)
________________

He died when he went to the guillotine for another.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
---------

Are we certain that it wasn't Beau who got knifed by Charlotte Corday?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (XeU6L)

215 Isn't this ultimately a gamesmanship post?

Biden always win this because he is totally full of shit and doesn't care, and the press and his allies will always back him up.

Posted by: blaster at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (IFNME)

216 why y'all so racist??? I mean he is half black...///

Posted by: lin-duh who owns one at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (LrpuY)

217 >>>Ta gueule = shut your face

it's shortened. you might say "ferme ta guele," or shut your mouth.

The trick here is that the french for "mouth" is "bouche." So you'd say "ferme ta bouche," shut your mouth.

Guele, on the other hand, is an *animal's* mouth or maw. So "ferme ta guele" is going out of your way to say someone is making animal noises from his maw and he needs to put a muzzle on. It's the way to impolitely say shut your face-hole.


Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (KRtlO)

218 The funniest bit from Eddie Izard I've seen is his bit about learning French through completely useless phrases.

"Ou est le singe?"
"Dans l'arbre!"
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:35 PM (GBKbO)
---------
You never know, man. Those monkeys can come out of nowhere.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (hYDNe)

219 You could blow the margins with a little German.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


Hitler sucked dick?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (n/S9s)

220 soixante neuf is pronounced "slurp slurp."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (YqDXo)

221 Biden seems to want to be everything except American.

Posted by: Cosda at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (o9gPs)

222 Next week Old Joe will claim he's a Bhutanese, from waaaaay back. Because it's the only group left that he hasn't claimed to be in.

Posted by: Gref at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (5fDan)

223 I was in speech therapy for quite some time in HS, and my dad couldn't figure out why I never seemed to make progress.

Until he met my smokin' hawt speech therapist. Later on he confessed that he'd got the school to reassign me to another therapist.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (n+4am)
---------------

I didn't have a smokin hawt speech therapist. However, she was very good at her job and had the patience of a saint. She did very well by me. Can't tell I've got any sort of speech impediment any more.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (tT6L1)

224 I'm enjoying this way too much. What a miserable lying asshole.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (Aoykm)

225 Maybe Brandon believes in reincarnation, like Patton...

Posted by: BuddyPC at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (0SYF+)

226 >>> French is considered a category 1 Language, and should take about 30 weeks to learn enough to converse with strangers and tell them to tell their uncle you have his fish.

The pencil of my aunt is nice. And blue.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (KRtlO)

227 It's pronounced azz-WE-pay.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Big - boo - TAY.
Posted by: John Bigabootie

It's pronounced deer-TAY.

Posted by: Joe Dirt at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (e2k3W)

228 Thought Beau died on Concord’s Rude bridge?
D@mn redcoats!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (Hkcdp)

229 Athol, Massachu-say!!

I heard they were going to change their name because they were tired of people making jokes about it. They decided to name it after the beloved comic strip, "Peanuts."

Posted by: Oddbob at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (/y8xj)

230 Joseph Robespierre Biden

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (v6JzV)

231 Achtung! Ein panzerschiffe Admiral Scheer!

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (5wFkg)

232 French ancestry is pretty low on the things I would admit to. If my last name was "Bouchard", I would add an "Mc" to the front of it and hope no one noticed.

Posted by: UGAdawg at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (tRd71)

233 Guele, on the other hand, is an *animal's* mouth or maw. So "ferme ta guele" is going out of your way to say someone is making animal noises from his maw and he needs to put a muzzle on. It's the way to impolitely say shut your face-hole.


Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (KRtlO)

So.....how do you say "Yub! Yub!" in French?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (T+Iwg)

234 Who would want to reincarnate as Joey Bidet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:38 PM (5wFkg)

235 and yes people say "Ta guele" with the "ferme" implied.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:38 PM (KRtlO)

236 So how is "Lume" pronounced??

Posted by: Elric Blade at June 10, 2024 02:38 PM (iFTx/)

237 You call that love in French,
But it's just Frenchette.
I've been to France,
So let's just dance.

Posted by: David Johansen at June 10, 2024 02:38 PM (V5BDR)

238 @210

>>The funniest bit from Eddie Izard I've seen is his bit about learning French through completely useless phrases.

The funniest thing I ever read was from Dave Barry about visiting France.

He tried to converse with people and all that would come out was, There is a duck in your elevator, or Give Me The Fish of My Uncle.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 10, 2024 02:38 PM (XV/Pl)

239 The german for speed limit is, infamously,

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:29 PM (KRtlO)
________________

My favorite is "Dampschifffahrtversicherungsgesellschaft"

Steam ship travel insurance company.

Or Steamshiptravelinsurancecompany.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:38 PM (YqDXo)

240 He died when he went to the guillotine for another.

Yes, but only after he defeated the Muslim horde at the Battle of Tours.
Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:34 PM (xCA6C)
---
He attacked Frodo, but ended up defending him with his life.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:38 PM (krQz2)

241 217 >>>Ta gueule = shut your face

it's shortened. you might say "ferme ta guele," or shut your mouth.

The trick here is that the french for "mouth" is "bouche." So you'd say "ferme ta bouche," shut your mouth.

Guele, on the other hand, is an *animal's* mouth or maw. So "ferme ta guele" is going out of your way to say someone is making animal noises from his maw and he needs to put a muzzle on. It's the way to impolitely say shut your face-hole.


Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM (KRtlO)

Spanish has that too.
Boca = mouth
Hocico = Snout

Posted by: Pope le Pew at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (ynpvh)

242 People in Da Swamp, even those who've lived here for years, think almost all the street names are French and are to be pronounced that way. We have one called "Carondelet," and my former boss thought it was "Ca-ron-de-LAY."

Carondelet was a Spanish governor, and you pronounce it just as if it were spelled "Carondelette" in English.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (J2vNu)

243 Come to AoS for the bawdy, stay for the language instruction.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (tT6L1)

244 Ew, I'm gonna need a shower after all this frog speak.

Posted by: She Hobbit (out and about in Middle Earth) at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (e2k3W)

245 My secondary school French lessons did not take.

Patti LaBelle, however, seared her lyrics into my hippocampus. Seared!

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (6gW4D)

246 I had a speech therapist who was missing a hand on one of her arms. The arm just ended in a rounded stump.

Didn't really bother me as a kid, but it was one of those things you couldn't help but stare at.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (v6JzV)

247 The pencil of my aunt is nice. And blue.
Posted by: ace



John est contre le mur.
La chaise a une longue moustache.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (n/S9s)

248 I think all this shows that English, for all it's ugliness, is a superior language. Other languages have been masticated by our uncultured mouths into the best language on the planet.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (vFG9F)

249 It's the way to impolitely say shut your face-hole.


Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:36 PM

"Shut your face-hole" is good in both English & French. Thanks Ace!

Posted by: Frank Barone at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (+oR7L)

250 The funniest thing I ever read was from Dave Barry about visiting France.

He tried to converse with people and all that would come out was, There is a duck in your elevator, or Give Me The Fish of My Uncle.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 10, 2024 02:38 PM (XV/Pl)
--------------
Thurber's "A Ride with Olympy" is hysterical.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (hYDNe)

251 222 Next week Old Joe will claim he's a Bhutanese, from waaaaay back. Because it's the only group left that he hasn't claimed to be in.

Posted by: Gref at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (5fDan)

I am.

Posted by: Trans Sec Petey at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (ynpvh)

252 Tres interesant

Don’t always drop the consonant.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (I/6xK)

253 If Biden would only bring up how his ancestors fought in the French-Indian War at Fort Wilderness, it would be awesome.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (Aoykm)

254
OUT: Beau Geste.
IN: Beau Jest.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (SJ7xP)

255 So how is "Lume" pronounced??
Posted by: Elric Blade at June 10, 2024 02:38 PM (iFTx/)



UNDERBOOB!!!!

Posted by: Dr. Shannon Klingman at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (Zz0t1)

256 Anyone know of a good resource for learning Italian? I need something simple and cheap.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (4XwPj)

257 It's pronounced azz-WE-pay.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Big - boo - TAY.
Posted by: John Bigabootie

It's pronounced deer-TAY.

Posted by: Joe Dirt at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (e2k3W)
_______________

Joe's surname should be "Dumbass," pronounced "Dumass."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (YqDXo)

258 My high school French classes are way in the past, thought it was 'ferme la bouche'?

I liked the group La Bouche. But alas an incompetent pilot for Cross Air killed the lead singer by crashing the plane.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (5wFkg)

259 Is it Stephen Col-bert or Col-bair?

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (s794k)

260 Anyone know of a good resource for learning Italian? I need something simple and cheap.
Posted by: Madamemayhem
----
The horde???

Posted by: lin-duh who owns one at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (LrpuY)

261 "So how is "Lume" pronounced??
Posted by: Elric Blade "

With a "P".

(say it out loud)

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (vFG9F)

262 256 Anyone know of a good resource for learning Italian? I need something simple and cheap.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (4XwPj)

$20, same-as-in-town cheap?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (ynpvh)

263 How would French cannibals have cooked Uncle Bosey? In a reduction of wine, cream and butter?

Posted by: PJ at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (G1dq6)

264 Duh. Beau died in every war.
Posted by: Axeman


Usually fragged by his own side for being an insufferable twat.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (FBkid)

265 Not to toot my own horn too much but I'm also the best lay Jill or Ashley ever had.

Take that Hunter!

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (ibTVg)

266 OUT: Beau Geste.
IN: Beau Jest.


Shirley you geste.

Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (xCA6C)

267 Lume in italian is Loo-may.

Italian pronounces all of its letters, pretty much. it's WYSIWYG.

Posted by: ace at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (KRtlO)

268 Beau died in the Battle of the Network Stars.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:26 PM (krQz2)

-------------------

Funny.

By the hand of Arec Bardwin?

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:42 PM (SJ7xP)

269 Madamemayhem, a box of flash cards.

Posted by: Ben HaduButker made the speech at a CATHOLIC at June 10, 2024 02:42 PM (Srw7t)

270 In high school, a lot of guys took French. I'll leave everyone to figure out why guys were drawn to the class. Same with one of the art classes.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at June 10, 2024 02:42 PM (tT6L1)

271 We have one called "Carondelet," and my former boss thought it was "Ca-ron-de-LAY."

Carondelet was a Spanish governor, and you pronounce it just as if it were spelled "Carondelette" in English.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius

Don't tell the people of St. Louis that. The whole city says Ca-ron-do-lay.
I was a member of the Carondolet Chapter of DeMolay and it was pronounced Ca-ron-do-lay.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:42 PM (n/S9s)

272 The german for speed limit is, infamously,

Geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung
Posted by: ace


But it sounds just like it's spelled!

Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (zJ0Rl)

273 Anyone know of a good resource for learning Italian? I need something simple and cheap.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (4XwPj)

=====

Duolingo is free, I think.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (DRSnL)

274 Anyone know of a good resource for learning Italian? I need something simple and cheap.
Posted by: Madamemayhem


Total immersion.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (n/S9s)

275 " Duh. Beau died in every war.
Posted by: Axeman''

He wrote the very first song.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (vFG9F)

276 All these French pronunciation rules are gay.

Next up for Robinette he's going to claim he and not Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon. What's worse is he's going to believe it.

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (Te7BW)

277 Anyone know of a good resource for learning Italian? I need something simple and cheap.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (4XwPj)
_______________

Duolingo. And the price is right.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (YqDXo)

278 Anyone know of a good resource for learning Italian? I need something simple and cheap.

Just wave your hands a lot and end every sentence with "ay-uh."

Posted by: Oddbob at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (/y8xj)

279 269 Madamemayhem, a box of flash cards.

Posted by: Ben HaduButker made the speech at a CATHOLIC at June 10, 2024 02:42 PM (Srw7t)

Is there the Italian equivalent of Japanese Anime?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (ynpvh)

280 Speaking of the French, I found this sort of an interesting account about the young guy (2, Jordan Bardella, who ran with Marine Le Pen in the National Rally movement. I do find it annoying that every media outlet will call the party "The far right" as if any party that has issues with unrestricted immigration is far right.

https://tinyurl.com/5n8z7u2s

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (XkYcA)

281 Don't tell the people of St. Louis that. The whole city says Ca-ron-do-lay.
I was a member of the Carondolet Chapter of DeMolay and it was pronounced Ca-ron-do-lay.
Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 02:42 PM (n/S9s)



Louis Chevrolet.

Posted by: Dr. Shannon Klingman at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (Zz0t1)

282 Carondelet was a Spanish governor, and you pronounce it just as if it were spelled "Carondelette" in English.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
---------------
Also an Eads-class casemated ironclad.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (hYDNe)

283 UNDERBOOB!!!!
Posted by: Dr. Shannon Klingman at June 10, 2024 02:40 PM (Zz0t1)
---
M-O-O-N

That spells underboob!

Posted by: Tom at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (krQz2)

284 Next week Old Joe will claim he's a Bhutanese, from waaaaay back. Because it's the only group left that he hasn't claimed to be in.
Posted by: Gref at June 10, 2024 02:37 PM (5fDan)


He will claim to be a reincarnated Nepalese motorcycle repairman while visiting a Buddhist temple. "By all rights I should be wearing orange, you know . . . "

someone should escort gramps back to his favorite chair in the lounge, the home will be doing a role call soon

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (D7oie)

285 So cultural. So astute. Not at all provincial.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (aGPfY)

286 Ack.

Strike one.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (Zz0t1)

287 Time to print more ballots...

@LeadingReport 3m
BREAKING: Biden’s approval rating has hit an all-time low of just 37%.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (IG4Id)

288 Joe Biden: Now I've Decided I'm Also French and I Might Even Be a Descendant of the Marquis De Lafayette
________________

He's more likely to be a relative of Michel Foucault.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (YqDXo)

289 Disturbing report from Times of Israel (ToI) that Netanyahu has caved to Biden & will basically agree to permanent ceasefire & withdrawal from Gaza leaving Hamas right where it is.

N says this is a lie, & that the leaked ceasefire agreement is "incomplete," but he does not say that the text which has been leaked is inaccurate.

Posted by: mnw at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (NLIak)

290 Eh, French is the illegitimate child of Latin.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (ynpvh)

291 278 Anyone know of a good resource for learning Italian? I need something simple and cheap.

Just wave your hands a lot and end every sentence with "ay-uh."
Posted by: Oddbob at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (/y8xj)

========

Add a random vowel sound at the end of every noun.

Lean towards the e's and the o's, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (GBKbO)

292 @256

>>Anyone know of a good resource for learning Italian? I need something simple and cheap.

DuoLingo, YouTube and and the internet will do nicely.

Basically, there really isn't any barrier to learning anything you're heart desires except desire and aptitude.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (XV/Pl)

293 Wolfus

Oui Carondelet

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (5wFkg)

294 Dear heavens, this man. The main character syndrome is strong. I am French. Well 1/2, my mom and grandmother immigrated. My middle name is Louise (lwiz). If I were a boy, it would be Louis. Louie.

Posted by: Piper at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (p4NUW)

295 Sil vous plaite -- pardon my French.

Posted by: Tom at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (krQz2)

296 “ People have a real problem with French endings so let me explain this, because it's actually pretty simple.”

Dans le cas présent, c'est parce que Biden est un connard. Et douchebag se prononce comme “retard”.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (P++CM)

297 Time to print more ballots...

@LeadingReport 3m
BREAKING: Biden’s approval rating has hit an all-time low of just 37%.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (IG4Id)
________________

Time to gin up another bogus pandemic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (YqDXo)

298 The French did get to Moscow once, somewhere after the 1st WW then fell apart

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (fwDg9)

299 289 Disturbing report from Times of Israel (ToI) that Netanyahu has caved to Biden & will basically agree to permanent ceasefire & withdrawal from Gaza leaving Hamas right where it is.

N says this is a lie, & that the leaked ceasefire agreement is "incomplete," but he does not say that the text which has been leaked is inaccurate.

Posted by: mnw at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (NLIak)

Color Revolutions.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (ynpvh)

300 " Duh. Beau died in every war.
Posted by: Axeman''

He wrote the very first song.
Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (vFG9F)
-----------

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (hYDNe)

301 Carondelet was a Spanish governor, and you pronounce it just as if it were spelled "Carondelette" in English.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


So I guess Spanish speakers pronounce "Pinochet" as "Pino-CHET," and not "Pino-SHAY"?

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:45 PM (v6JzV)

302 He's (Bardella) is 28. Don't know why the emoji is coming up.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2024 02:45 PM (XkYcA)

303 Christ, this guy is so embarrassing.

Posted by: BUTCH at June 10, 2024 02:45 PM (0APJ3)

304 How would French cannibals have cooked Uncle Bosey? In a reduction of wine, cream and butter?

Posted by: PJ at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (G1dq6)

--------------

Traditionally, Uncle Bosey pairs well with a good Chianti, fava beans, and some Bon Bons ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:45 PM (SJ7xP)

305 soixante neuf is pronounced "slurp slurp."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024


***
There are French terms all through Ian Fleming's first novel, Casino Royale. At nine and ten, I had no idea what all that was when I skimmed the stories looking for the action scenes.

One chapter is "Fruit Defendu" (excuse me for not putting in the accents): "Forbidden Fruit." And James's French spy buddy, Mathis, when in a later book he sees Bond pinning Rosa Klebb against a wall with a chair, exclaims, "The 70th position!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:45 PM (J2vNu)

306 I took Spanish in HS. I figured it would be easy and it was. I sure learned the meaning of "siesta", which I contend is now actually an English word.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:45 PM (vFG9F)

307 Valerie Allain in French in Action. That is all.

https://tinyurl.com/2fux5f8r

Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:45 PM (xCA6C)

308 Joe better not be claimin' to invent the internets! That's my gig, poacher!

Posted by: Al "Internetens" Gore at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (f87vz)

309 245 Patti LaBelle, however, seared her lyrics into my hippocampus. Seared!
Posted by: Count de Monet at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (6gW4D)

I've heard that, had she understood what she was singing, she probably wouldn't have recorded it.

Posted by: tankdemon at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (VSht7)

310 Eh, French is the illegitimate child of Latin.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (ynpvh)
---
No less than Spanish or Italian.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (krQz2)

311 The first casualty of war is Beau Biden.

Posted by: Aeschylus at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (zJ0Rl)

312 Carondelet was a Spanish governor, and you pronounce it just as if it were spelled "Carondelette" in English.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
*
So I guess Spanish speakers pronounce "Pinochet" as "Pino-CHET," and not "Pino-SHAY"?
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024


***
Pretty sure that's true. There are very few silent letters in Spanish.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (J2vNu)

313 Planning to vote for Trump?

Now triple-confirmed that it won't help:

x.com/Lorionafarm/status/1799668334494986346

Everything's fake.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (TRuAj)

314 Dear heavens, this man. The main character syndrome is strong. I am French. Well 1/2, my mom and grandmother immigrated. My middle name is Louise (lwiz). If I were a boy, it would be Louis. Louie.
Posted by: Piper at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (p4NUW)

We gotta go.

Posted by: The Kingsmen at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (6gW4D)

315 >>> 297 Time to print more ballots...

@LeadingReport 3m
BREAKING: Biden’s approval rating has hit an all-time low of just 37%.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 10, 2024 02:43 PM (IG4Id)
________________

Time to gin up another bogus pandemic.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (YqDXo)

No way, it's our turn!

Posted by: space aliens at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (llON8)

316 Ace, you've been waiting your whole life to post this.
If Biden were a Frecnh decendant, that would explain so much.

Posted by: Kitchner Lesley at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (lw+nn)

317 Joe Biden on the Revolutionary War.

https://shorturl.at/8f9Ql

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Free the Trump 45! at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (L/fGl)

318 Biden mets des croquettes du mal odeur dans son pantalon.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (EU7/q)

319 Trump et Biden sont presque à égalité statistique au niveau national. Qu'on en juge.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (P++CM)

320 307 Valerie Allain in French in Action. That is all.

https://tinyurl.com/2fux5f8r
Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:45 PM (xCA6C)



Whoa, totally fell in love with her.


Also, Audrey Fleurot, from the InTouchables.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (x0n13)

321 Posted by: Madamemayhem

YouTube: Learn Italian with Lucrezia Odone + Buongiorno Italia! BBC (1983 version) + a used high school text book.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (I/6xK)

322
Maybe Brandon believes in reincarnation, like Patton...
Posted by: BuddyPC


Joe was one of the original Vandals.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (63Dwl)

323 Space aliens?

"They blew up Congress!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (5wFkg)

324 I took Spanish in HS. I figured it would be easy and it was. I sure learned the meaning of "siesta", which I contend is now actually an English word.
Posted by: fd


Just a little bit of Spanish lingo.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:47 PM (v6JzV)

325 I took Spanish in HS.

I took two semesters of German. Learned about as much in class as I did watching Hogan's Heroes reruns.

Posted by: Oddbob at June 10, 2024 02:48 PM (/y8xj)

326 Another virus?
Bird Flu is in the wings

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 02:48 PM (fwDg9)

327 Off with his head!

Posted by: nurse ratched at June 10, 2024 02:48 PM (c2jz5)

328 over 300 comments. We should be more careful. Ace might decide the quickie toss off posts are the best.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at June 10, 2024 02:48 PM (tT6L1)

329 Descendant of the Marquis De Lafayette
________________

Did he pronounce this Mar key Day Lah Fay Ae?

Posted by: Piper at June 10, 2024 02:48 PM (p4NUW)

330 mne, 48 hour rule. All kinds of bullshit floating around most coming from the Gantz faction

Posted by: Ben HaduButker made the speech at a CATHOLIC at June 10, 2024 02:48 PM (Srw7t)

331 Joe Biden on the Revolutionary War.

https://shorturl.at/8f9Ql
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Fr

The American air superiority in the Revolution was second to none.

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 02:48 PM (CIS44)

332 "How would French cannibals have cooked Uncle Bosey? In a reduction of wine, cream and butter?

Posted by: PJ at June 10, 2024 02:41 PM (G1dq6)
--------------
Traditionally, Uncle Bosey pairs well with a good Chianti, fava beans, and some Bon Bons ...
Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! "


I think you give cannibals too much credit. They usually just throw the carcass on some coals and pull off bits as they are ready.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (vFG9F)

333 RNC Research @RNCResearch Jun 9
Biden continued his state of perpetual confusion as he arrived at the Élysée Palace earlier today in France

https://tinyurl.com/bdz9vf47
22 seconds

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (ZdexC)

334 BREAKING: Biden’s approval rating has hit an all-time low of just 37%.

So nearly 4 in 10 do approve of this dogshit presidency? I'd like to think not, but that sounds like America to me.

Posted by: Fruit Dindu Nuffin at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (ohEAP)

335 Dear heavens, this man. The main character syndrome is strong. I am French. Well 1/2, my mom and grandmother immigrated. My middle name is Louise (lwiz). If I were a boy, it would be Louis. Louie.

Posted by: Piper at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (p4NUW)

-------------

Wasn't L'wiz was the African-French remake of The Wizard of Oz?

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (SJ7xP)

336 310 Eh, French is the illegitimate child of Latin.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (ynpvh)
---
No less than Spanish or Italian.
Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (krQz2)



HEllo? Romanian.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (x0n13)

337 Add a random vowel sound at the end of every noun.

Lean towards the e's and the o's, though.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin while riding the Wasteland with Mad Max at June 10, 2024


***
I have a scene in a story where the hero, an ancient history professor, quotes some Latin expression. His sister wisecracks: "Eh, Giovanni, we in America now. Talk-a 'Merican."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (J2vNu)

338 Sorry. I've been reading a lot about food.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (vFG9F)

339 The media already seamlessly shifted from 'Key-Ev' to 'Keev', even though none of they say 'Espana' or 'Deutchland.'

How long until they start calling him Joseph Robinay Biden?

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (38yoF)

340 All this frog talk reminds me of that old Far Side cartoon, where the dolphins are speaking Spanish to the scientists. Kay pas-uh ... aw-blah es spanyol ...

Posted by: callsign claymore at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (lrwvw)

341 Eh, French is the illegitimate child of Latin.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (ynpvh)
---
No less than Spanish or Italian.
Posted by: Axeman


Romanian is the forgotten Romance Language.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (v6JzV)

342 Beau and myself fought against the British at Brandywine and I took a musket ball in the leg and got the Purple FART for Bravery.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:50 PM (Mig/N)

343
https://tinyurl.com/bdz9vf47
22 seconds
Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (ZdexC)



At least Jill's not dressed like a waiting room sofa.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:50 PM (Zz0t1)

344 Eh, French is the illegitimate child of Latin.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (ynpvh)
---
No less than Spanish or Italian.
Posted by: Axeman


Romanian is the forgotten Romance Language.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (v6JzV)
---
I think there is also Romanche -- in Switzerland.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:50 PM (krQz2)

345 246 I had a speech therapist who was missing a hand on one of her arms. The arm just ended in a rounded stump.

Didn't really bother me as a kid, but it was one of those things you couldn't help but stare at.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:39 PM (v6JzV)

This is a problem ... you armist you ...

***cry's into hand***

Posted by: Michelle Fields at June 10, 2024 02:50 PM (TTAGa)

346 How soon will France recall its ambassador?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at June 10, 2024 02:50 PM (8sMut)

347

Space aliens...

COME ON DOWN!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2024 02:50 PM (63Dwl)

348 Is Jill still dressing like a Go0Go dancer?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:50 PM (5wFkg)

349 >>> 339 The media already seamlessly shifted from 'Key-Ev' to 'Keev', even though none of they say 'Espana' or 'Deutchland.'

How long until they start calling him Joseph Robinay Biden?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (38yoF)

Oh this would be funny.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 10, 2024 02:51 PM (llON8)

350 https://tinyurl.com/bdz9vf47
22 seconds
Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (ZdexC)


At least Jill's not dressed like a waiting room sofa.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden a

I see shes already back in France from her one day tax payer funded flight to and from Delaware.

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 02:51 PM (CIS44)

351 He should go to Germany and do the jelly donut line while hes on a roll.

Thing is they would figure he meant it literally.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 10, 2024 02:51 PM (urm4M)

352 Now, we're not the Jet Set,
We're the old Chevrolette set.

Posted by: George and Tammy at June 10, 2024 02:51 PM (V5BDR)

353 Eh, French is the illegitimate child of Latin.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (ynpvh)
---
No less than Spanish or Italian.
Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (krQz2)
*
HEllo? Romanian.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024


***
Romanian is a Romance language, but it has a lot of Slavic words in there. And they stick the definite article at the *end* of the word: "Lupul" is "the wolf."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:51 PM (J2vNu)

354 Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (v6Jz

mierde

Posted by: Portuguese at June 10, 2024 02:51 PM (I/6xK)

355 310 Eh, French is the illegitimate child of Latin.
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at June 10, 2024 02:44 PM (ynpvh)
---
No less than Spanish or Italian.
Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:46 PM (krQz2)

The favorite past time of the French is to add random silent letters. Look up the word “bird”.

Posted by: Piper at June 10, 2024 02:52 PM (pZEOD)

356 The media already seamlessly shifted from 'Key-Ev' to 'Keev', even though none of they say 'Espana' or 'Deutchland.'

How long until they start calling him Joseph Robinay Biden?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider at June 10, 2024


***
The same people who pronounce the French film festival city as "Can."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:52 PM (J2vNu)

357 180
Insults in french sound so beautiful.

Fils de pute = Son of a bitch

Ta gueule = shut your face


Posted by: Frank Barone at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (+oR7L)



Pute Salope.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024 02:52 PM (x0n13)

358 How long until they start calling him Joseph Robinay Biden?
Posted by: Washington Nearsider

Joe Biday for short.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:52 PM (vFG9F)

359 Alas the British had to take Caen for its port.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (5wFkg)

360 And they stick the definite article at the *end* of the word: "Lupul" is "the wolf."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


That's because Romanian is part of the Balkan Sprachbund.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (v6JzV)

361 Will Joe be speaking to NASA? Predictions;

1) He was accepted into the astronaut program but had to decline due to family obligations.

2) His great uncle Bootleg Biden was snatched up and eaten by martians when he was standing in an open field in Delaware.

3) He used to drive a 1969 Ford Galaxie and that was one smooth ride Jack!

Posted by: Cheri at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (oiNtH)

362
Wasn't L'wiz was the African-French remake of The Wizard of Oz?
Posted by: ShainS


Cheese Wiz

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (63Dwl)

363 I already call him

Joey Bidet

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (5wFkg)

364 The closest to Latin is Sardinian. Romanian is to Latin as English is to Old German.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (I/6xK)

365 >>> 357 180
Insults in french sound so beautiful.

Fils de pute = Son of a bitch

Ta gueule = shut your face


Posted by: Frank Barone at June 10, 2024 02:32 PM (+oR7L)



Pute Salope.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024 02:52 PM (x0n13)

I've had those at the local restaurant! Better than breakfast tacos!!

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (llON8)

366 I think there is also Romanche -- in Switzerland.
Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024


***
It was once spelled Rumansch -- or maybe that was another dialect. And there is also Sardinian.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (J2vNu)

367 The favorite past time of the French is to add random silent letters. Look up the word “bird”.
Posted by: Piper at June 10, 2024 02:52 PM (pZEOD)
---
They don't add them, necessarily, they just end up eliding over everything.

Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (krQz2)

368 Joe Biden on the Revolutionary War.

https://shorturl.at/8f9Ql
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Fr

The American air superiority in the Revolution was second to none.
Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 02:48 PM (CIS44)

-----------------

"Was it over when the Brits bombed Pearl harbor?"

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 02:54 PM (+TdX0)

369

Cannes, as in the film festival is pronounced Can.


Caen, the town in Normandy is pronounced Con.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 10, 2024 02:54 PM (x0n13)

370 Irina Demick is my kind of French Resistance fighter.

Ohh la la!

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 10, 2024 02:54 PM (6gW4D)

371 "I already call him

Joey Bidet
Posted by: Anna Puma "

Sounds the same in French.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 02:54 PM (vFG9F)

372 I see shes already back in France from her one day tax payer funded flight to and from Delaware.
Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 02:51 PM (CIS44)

=====

Hey, she had to attend the state dinner. Which had a red carpet and celebrities for some reason.

Posted by: Jordan61 at June 10, 2024 02:54 PM (DRSnL)

373 Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (ZdexC)

His gait is terrible and his eyes are all squinty. Anybody that isn't all in for the left can see that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2024 02:54 PM (XkYcA)

374 Joey Bidet was at Grover's Mill when the Martians attacked.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:54 PM (5wFkg)

375 Wouldn't put it past the Democrats Propaganda Ministry that Sundowner's polls are 1/2 of what they say

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 02:55 PM (fwDg9)

376 Will Joe be speaking to NASA? Predictions;

1) He was accepted into the astronaut program but had to decline due to family obligations.

Posted by: Cheri at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (oiNtH)
---
Spent most of my childhood with moonmen.

Posted by: President Charlie Foxtrot at June 10, 2024 02:55 PM (krQz2)

377 I think Robinette should be pronounced raw-BIN-it.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 10, 2024 02:55 PM (s794k)

378 333 RNC Research @RNCResearch Jun 9
Biden continued his state of perpetual confusion as he arrived at the Élysée Palace earlier today in France

https://tinyurl.com/bdz9vf47
22 seconds
Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (ZdexC)
----------

Advance Team:"Okay Mr. President, all we need you to do is get out of the car and walk to the red carpet"

Biden:"What'd you say? Carpet? Where's Jill"

Posted by: WisRich at June 10, 2024 02:55 PM (G0vdT)

379 Va te faire foutre Robiney

6 years of French I remember that one

Posted by: brak at June 10, 2024 02:55 PM (AR07F)

380 >>> 374 Joey Bidet was at Grover's Mill when the Martians attacked.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:54 PM (5wFkg)

*cries*

Posted by: batboy at June 10, 2024 02:55 PM (llON8)

381 It was once spelled Rumansch -- or maybe that was another dialect. And there is also Sardinian.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Based on surviving evidence, there is speculation that a separate Romance Language might have evolved in Britian, had the Anglo-Saxons and Irish ("Scotti") not invaded.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:56 PM (v6JzV)

382 "Joey Bidet was at Grover's Mill when the Martians attacked.
Posted by: Anna Puma"

I helped ET phone home! No joke!

Posted by: Joe Biteum at June 10, 2024 02:56 PM (vFG9F)

383 356 The same people who pronounce the French film festival city as "Can."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:52 PM (J2vNu)

Well, more like "Caah".

Posted by: XTC at June 10, 2024 02:56 PM (UnA8+)

384 Yes, the town of Lafayette, LA, is pronounced "Laff-a-yet." Or maybe "Laff-eye-yet." But there's no "ay" at the end.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 02:56 PM (J2vNu)

385 Do they dance the Con Con in Caen?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2024 02:56 PM (63Dwl)

386 377 I think Robinette should be pronounced raw-BIN-it.
Posted by: Northernlurker at June 10, 2024 02:55 PM (s794k)

It should be pronounced "Big Black Bubba's Prison Bitch".

Posted by: XTC at June 10, 2024 02:57 PM (UnA8+)

387 Romanian is the forgotten Romance Language.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:49 PM (v6JzV)


You forgot Romansh in Switzerland. Of course, everyone does. that is why it is the forgotten Romance language

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2024 02:57 PM (D7oie)

388 Well, more like "Caah".
Posted by: XTC at June 10, 2024 02:56 PM (UnA8+)

"CAAAAAAAAAHN!!!!"

Posted by: Admiral James T. Kirk, Not a Drama Critic at June 10, 2024 02:57 PM (T+Iwg)

389 Who is more believable?

Joe Isuzu or Joey Bidet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:57 PM (5wFkg)

390 My great uncle arrived in France in 1917 as a young doughboy and declared 'Lafayette, we are here!". He gave his life in service to his country, choking on macarons he ate from a French prostitute's ass crack, while drunk on Absinthe. No joke!

Posted by: Joe from Scranton at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (EU7/q)

391 J'ai appris le français d'Aoste auprès d'une personne en Italie. A ne pas confondre avec le français métropolitain. Les habitants de la vallée d'Aoste parlaient le français avant même qu'il ne devienne leur langue officielle.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (P++CM)

392 You forgot Romansh in Switzerland.

Spoken by Sean Connery?

Posted by: Archimedes at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (xCA6C)

393 You forgot Romansh in Switzerland. Of course, everyone does. that is why it is the forgotten Romance language
Posted by: Kindltot


Also, Catalan.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (v6JzV)

394 374 Joey Bidet was at Grover's Mill when the Martians attacked.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:54 PM (5wFkg)


Confirmed.

Posted by: John Smallberries at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (PiwSw)

395 ---
They don't add them, necessarily, they just end up eliding over everything.
Posted by: Axeman at June 10, 2024

And if they are boy birds, just add an X. Girl birds get a different name.

I honestly don’t know any American nursery rhymes. They were never sang to me. But boy can I sing about plucking owl feathers! Slang for baby thighs is que-cez (no idea how to spell it) and little buns are fes-ez. Same on spelling.

Posted by: Piper at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (p4NUW)

396
Joe Isuzu or Joey Bidet?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 02:57 PM (5wFkg)



Isuzu.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (Zz0t1)

397 The media already seamlessly shifted from 'Key-Ev' to 'Keev', even though none of they say 'Espana' or 'Deutchland.'
_______________

My (minor) pet peeve is when a pissant town insists upon an idiosyncratic pronounciation of its name.

E.g., East Palesteeeeen, and in California, SebastoPOOL.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (YqDXo)

398 The White House is filled with Morehouse Men and Moon Men.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2024 02:59 PM (63Dwl)

399 Yes, the town of Lafayette, LA, is pronounced "Laff-a-yet." Or maybe "Laff-eye-yet." But there's no "ay" at the end.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
Same as Lafayette, Indiana

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 10, 2024 02:59 PM (4XwPj)

400 J'ai appris le français d'Aoste auprès d'une personne en Italie. A ne pas confondre avec le français métropolitain. Les habitants de la vallée d'Aoste parlaient le français avant même qu'il ne devienne leur langue officielle.
Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (P++CM)



Gesundheit!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 02:59 PM (Zz0t1)

401 Joe Biden n'est pas digne de sucer la bite de Lafayette.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 10, 2024 02:59 PM (P++CM)

402 My (minor) pet peeve is when a pissant town insists upon an idiosyncratic pronounciation of its name.

E.g., East Palesteeeeen, and in California, SebastoPOOL.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at Ju

*Prague (pronoucned prage), OK has entered the chat*

Posted by: BruceWayne at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (CIS44)

403 I can't believe no one's made a hovercraft full of eels reference yet.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (v6JzV)

404 I see she's already back in France from her one day tax payer funded flight to and from Delaware.
------
And it only cost taxpayers an extra $345Gs.

Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (ZdexC)

405 You forgot Romansh in Switzerland.
______________

My HS Latin teacher used to cite Romansch whenever someone said Latin was a dead language.

She was old enough that we suspected she was a native speaker of Latin.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (YqDXo)

406 My (minor) pet peeve is when a pissant town insists upon an idiosyncratic pronounciation of its name.

E.g., East Palesteeeeen, and in California, SebastoPOOL.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (YqDXo)

----
You should probably avoid Texas altogether, lol.

Posted by: ballistic at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (oqH4h)

407 "What does 'bitte bitte' mean?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 03:01 PM (5wFkg)

408 My (minor) pet peeve is when a pissant town insists upon an idiosyncratic pronounciation of its name.

E.g., East Palesteeeeen, and in California, SebastoPOOL.


Watch your ass.

Posted by: BER-lin, Ohio at June 10, 2024 03:01 PM (xCA6C)

409
E.g., East Palesteeeeen, and in California, SebastoPOOL.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at Ju



Is it Caribbean or Caribbean?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 03:01 PM (Zz0t1)

410 Will Joe be speaking to NASA? Predictions;

1) He was accepted into the astronaut program but had to decline due to family obligations.

Posted by: Cheri at June 10, 2024 02:53 PM (oiNtH)

--------------

Plus they were going to force him to share a capsule with a bad dude named Corn Pop -- and wouldn't let him bring along a chain for self-defense ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 03:01 PM (SJ7xP)

411
My HS Latin teacher used to cite Romansch whenever someone said Latin was a dead language.

She was old enough that we suspected she was a native speaker of Latin.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024


***
She had the info straight from Augustus.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 03:01 PM (J2vNu)

412 Are there any caribou in the Caribbean?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (5wFkg)

413 You should probably avoid Texas altogether, lol.
Posted by: ballistic at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (oqH4h)

Pecos = Peykiss

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (NtVYv)

414 Also, Catalan.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (v6JzV)


Catalan is not forgotten. Those bastards are worse than crossfitters and Frisians, and will never let it go.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (D7oie)

415 404 I see she's already back in France from her one day tax payer funded flight to and from Delaware.
------
And it only cost taxpayers an extra $345Gs.
Posted by: andycanuck (ZdexC) at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (ZdexC)
------------

Well, she is the President. Must be hard to let Joe take all the credit.

Posted by: WisRich at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (G0vdT)

416 Raymond Luxury Yacht

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (63Dwl)

417 ----
You should probably avoid Texas altogether, lol.
Posted by: ballistic at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (oqH4h)



*Buda, Mexia, Seguin and Palestine have entered the chat.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

418 "What does 'bitte bitte' mean?"
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024


***
"PLEASE PLEASE don't kill me"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (J2vNu)

419 " "What does 'bitte bitte' mean?"
Posted by: Anna Puma"

It's a little bigger than "itte bitte"

Posted by: Joe Biteum at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (vFG9F)

420 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (n/S9s)

421 Is it Caribbean or Caribbean?

Cara-been, rhymes with "queen"

Posted by: Billy Ocean at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (AR07F)

422 I took Spanish in HS. I figured it would be easy and it was. I sure learned the meaning of "siesta", which I contend is now actually an English word.
Posted by: fd
----------

This reminds me of my alter-ego superhero, 'Mañana Man'. I assign many tasks to him.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 10, 2024 03:03 PM (XeU6L)

423 Wolfus

Watched The Longest Day very recently for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 10, 2024 03:04 PM (5wFkg)

424 "What does 'bitte bitte' mean?"
Posted by: Anna Puma"
----------

I believe that is preceeded by 'budda, budda,budda'

Posted by: Sgt. Rock at June 10, 2024 03:04 PM (XeU6L)

425 Do they dance the Con Con in Caen?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2024 02:56 PM (63Dwl)

That would be Nice.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 03:04 PM (YqDXo)

426 You should probably avoid Texas altogether, lol.
Posted by: ballistic at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (oqH4h)

Pecos = Peykiss
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 10, 2024


***
I can't recall how much of it if any is in Texas, but there's the Purgatoire River -- pronounced (at least in Lonesome Dove) as "Picketwire."

And I'm not sure, but I think CO people call the river down around U.S. 50 the "Ar-KAN-zuz," instead of the "ARK-an-saw."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 03:05 PM (J2vNu)

427 I took Spanish in HS. I figured it would be easy and it was. I sure learned the meaning of "siesta", which I contend is now actually an English word.
Posted by: fd
_______________

On the upside, now you can read the graffitti on LA overpasses.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 03:06 PM (YqDXo)

428 I can't believe no one's made a hovercraft full of eels reference yet.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (v6JzV)

-----------------

Over the weekend was reading through 50 TSA website pages of what items are permitted (or not) in checked and carry on luggage.

Was surprised to learn that a live lobster was allowed; we both immediately started making jokes about having an "emotional support lobster" along for the flight.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 03:06 PM (nIiI+)

429 Also, Catalan.

Also, Galician, which sounds like Latin's illegitimate step-great-grandchild thru Spain and then Portugal.

Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2024 03:06 PM (MN0GO)

430 You should probably avoid Texas altogether, lol.
Posted by: ballistic at June 10, 2024 03:00 PM (oqH4h)

Pecos = Peykiss
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 10, 2024

***
I can't recall how much of it if any is in Texas, but there's the Purgatoire River -- pronounced (at least in Lonesome Dove) as "Picketwire."

And I'm not sure, but I think CO people call the river down around U.S. 50 the "Ar-KAN-zuz," instead of the "ARK-an-saw."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius,
----------

Versailles, IN. Pronounced 'Ver-sales'

Posted by: Sgt. Rock at June 10, 2024 03:07 PM (XeU6L)

431 E.g., East Palesteeeeen, and in California, SebastoPOOL.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at June 10, 2024 02:58 PM (YqDXo)


And those idiots in Oregon, right? Oh Ree Gun my ass.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2024 03:08 PM (D7oie)

432 "What does 'bitte bitte' mean?"

Usually the same as Spanish' "de nada". "You're welcome, but it was no big deal".

Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2024 03:10 PM (MN0GO)

433 Buda, Mexia, Seguin and Palestine have entered the chat Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at June 10, 2024 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

A couple from up north drives into Mexia and they're arguing about how to pronounce the name. One says it's "MEX-ee-ah" and the other says it's "muh-HEE-ah." So they decide to stop and ask someone. They ask the kid behind the counter and they say, how do you pronounce the name of this place, and can you say it slowly? He says, "Sure. Da-ai-ry Queen."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 10, 2024 03:10 PM (D0iOp)

434 Also, Galician, which sounds like Latin's illegitimate step-great-grandchild thru Spain and then Portugal.
Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2024 03:06 PM (MN0GO)


the only reason Galician is considered a Spanish dialect is because the Portuguese crown lost a vital battle over the area.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2024 03:12 PM (D7oie)

435 Hunter knows there's a place in France where the naked ladies dance

Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2024 03:14 PM (hk4/3)

436 The Buick Galician was an upscale version of the popular Pontiac Tempest, but with distinctive chrome accents, a pushbutton transmission and rich Corinthian leather. However, for essentially the same money, customers could get a Cadillac and after a few years GM quietly discontinued the model. Today they are considered a rare gem in the collector's market.

Posted by: Car nerd at June 10, 2024 03:23 PM (dg+HA)

437 Joe Biden's grandfather married a woman named Robinette. On Geneanet someone has traced this Robinette line back to a Samuel Robinette, born 11 May 1669 in Bunbury, Cheshire, England; died May 1745 in Pennsylvania.

So English, not French (at least not directly). I'm not so sure about the "french guy who came over with Lafayette" story

Posted by: Bananamerica at June 10, 2024 03:24 PM (MB784)

438 I'm not so sure about the "french guy who came over with Lafayette" story Posted by: Bananamerica at June 10, 2024 03:24 PM (MB784)

You mean it might be malarkey?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at June 10, 2024 03:32 PM (D0iOp)

439 Joe Bidet!

Posted by: m at June 10, 2024 04:10 PM (NHMTR)

440 More like Inspector Closeau

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at June 10, 2024 04:13 PM (wGqjj)

441 So it's sho-Sayf bee-DAWN, right?
Right?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at June 10, 2024 04:25 PM (zdLoL)

442 Corn Pop smiles...

Posted by: Danimal28 at June 11, 2024 08:17 AM (klw0w)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.07, elapsed 0.0813 seconds.
15 queries taking 0.0223 seconds, 451 records returned.
Page size 198 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.8 beta.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!

Real Clear Politics
Gallup
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat