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A bit of French Culture   The U.K and Europe

Started 6/20/19 by Di (amina046); 13878 views.
CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

8/6/19

Lots of sheep butts for future shearing, there. Hah!

 Just don't get why R, okay, he likes where he is, why he can't  value other's  choices in vacay time. Worried about him being too centrified.

  • Edited August 6, 2019 3:08 am  by  CzoeMC
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

11/7/19

In reply toRe: msg 34
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/22/19

I wondered why everything was repeated in French...


RGoss99

From: RGoss99

12/22/19

The obvious answer to your question "I wonder ... why everything was repeated in French" is not only simple, but a stupid question.

The question might be "why was everything repeated in English", considered that it was written, published, given, in France originally,

and its author was French. So it was not repeated in French, it was repeatd in English, in honor of the most common language of

the world´s non French speakers. 

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/25/19

RGoss99 said:

The obvious answer to your question "I wonder ... why everything was repeated in French" is not only simple, but a stupid question.

That was unnecessarily mean.

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

12/25/19

No "mean" would be if I called the person stupid, not the question, especially when the obvious answer is in the attached URL regarding that it was written in French by a Frenchman, involved in the establishment of the Olymic games. Why would anyone expect him to have written the document in English.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/29/19

So... by your logic, the question was stupid, not me, so I am wrong to be offended by your words?

RGoss99

From: RGoss99

12/29/19

Being offended is a personal choice, nothing to do with me. But my personal feeling is, since the post and its attached URL contains the answers to our question, I would say it is rather embarrasing to ask a question when you have already posted the answer which says in effect, that a Frenchman, one of the founders of the current Olympic Games, gave a speech in French to French people,why would any intelligent person question the fact that it was in French.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

12/30/19

RGoss99 said:

Being offended is a personal choice, nothing to do with me.

This statement lacks empathy and self awareness that words have consequences.

RGoss99 said:

I would say it is rather embarrasing to ask a question when you have already posted the answer which says in effect, that a Frenchman, one of the founders of the current Olympic Games, gave a speech in French to French people,why would any intelligent person question the fact that it was in French.

The problem with this analysis is the small detail that I did not, actually, ask a question.

I made a statement.

The difference between a statement and a question can be seen in many ways.

The most obvious, being the sentence ends with question mark.  Like this: "?"

The statement I made was just me musing aloud about the fact that everything at the Olympics is said in English and French.

I recall it went something along the lines of "Huh... I always wondered why they repeated everything in French..."

There was no question, stupid, or otherwise.  Because there was no question mark.  It was just a thought I wrote down.

I expect a G=G+1 in response to your error.

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