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Blagues (Jokes) à la Française Part1 Posted by on Jan 26, 2011

To each his own bouc émissaire (“scapegoat”, literally, meaning “the butt of a joke”): For a long time,les Anglais (the English) picked on les Irlandais (the Irish), the Americans on their “Southerner” Rednecks, the Egyptians on their own version of “Southerners”, so to speak, the Sa’idis (From la Haute-Égypte, or Upper Egypt), les Canadiens ontheir Newfies (referring to…

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Lost in (Abréviation) Translation? (Part 1) Posted by on Sep 22, 2010

Le dernier mois (last month), many internautes rejoiced to find here on the “French Blog” a list of must-know abréviations commonly used in les textos français (French SMS), together with brief explanations and examples of their daily use. See “Lost in (Textos/SMS) Translation?” Today, we’re going to go encore plus loin (even further), and show you the abbreviations commonly…

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