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Old 03-26-2009, 10:23 AM   #121
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This forum is riddled with posts I don't understand, and they are mostly in English. I will defend to the ... your right to post them as long as they do not trample the community rules. Say, are you my long-lost frere?
mais aucune politique de discussion ; on a éliminé la boîte de savon.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:15 AM   #122
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mais aucune politique de discussion ; on a éliminé la boîte de savon.
I plugged this into an on-line French to English translator and got:

but no policy of debate; they eliminated the box of soap
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:21 AM   #123
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but no policy of debate; they eliminated the box of soap
Sounds about what I expected. It's a pretty pony, but I wonder if it does any other tricks.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:31 AM   #124
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Very few on this board speak English. Most speak American. Now that I think about it some more. I have not heard anyone on this board speak. There are many prolific writers.

I look at the posts that I don't understand as an excuse to do research an try and understand either the riddle or the analysis. Sometimes they are one and the same.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:00 PM   #125
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Sounds about what I expected. It's a pretty pony, but I wonder if it does any other tricks.
Free jackalope ride?
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Very few on this board speak English. Most speak American. Now that I think about it some more. I have not heard anyone on this board speak. There are many prolific writers.

I look at the posts that I don't understand as an excuse to do research an try and understand either the riddle or the analysis. Sometimes they are one and the same.
They definitely spell American, which makes searching more consistent.
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Wow, the record is broken in more than one language.

E-R.org is fortunate to have so many members who add a lot to the boards with a lot of different interests. Never know what we're going to read here, for most of them!
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They definitely spell American, which makes searching more consistent.
That is the part I truly appreciate.
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They definitely spell American, which makes searching more consistent.
More consistent than we realise, especially if we're making some off-colour remarks.
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but no policy of debate; they eliminated the box of soap
No soap? How will people wash their potty mouths?
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No soap for you...one year........
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More consistent than we realise, especially if we're making some off-colour remarks.
...just part of the programme.
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This forum is riddled with posts I don't understand, and they are mostly in English. I will defend to the ... your right to post them as long as they do not trample the community rules. Say, are you my long-lost frere?
Actually, per the forum rules, "The language of this forum is English."

So I think all the excessive posts in French should be moderated. Oui?
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Actually, per the forum rules, "The language of this forum is English."

So I think all the excessive posts in French should be moderated. Oui?
Gracias.
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A song that throws me into a funk of memories is "Both Sides Now."
CJ, I forgot to mention that it was also one of my favorite songs growing up. I have not heard it on the media for a long time. I cannot even remember whose rendition that I heard. Perhaps Frank Sinatra? A quick look on Wikipedia showed so many singers have recorded this song. Anyway, I have included a youtube link to a presentation by Joni Mitchell, the Canadian author of the song (whom I learned of 5 minutes ago).

I've also leaned that there are French lyrics for it. The French actually "imported" many American and English songs, but more on this later.

PS. I've got to remember to look at this forum "from both sides now".

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Both Sides Now is also one my favorite songs of all time. Joni was amazing. Interesting you mentioned Sinatra NW-Bound. My dear departed dad was a big Sinatra fan and I grew up hearing his music. Never heard his version of this song though.
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I've also leaned that there are French lyrics for it. The French actually "imported" many American and English songs, but more on this later.

PS. I've got to remember to look at this forum "from both sides now".
Good way to look at the forum, NW-Bound.

I hate that song, sort of, I cagily said it puts me a funk of memories. It brings me back to age 19: a carload of us were headed back to the dorm after a movie, a female voice (I thought it was Mamma Cass but maybe not) came on the radio singing, “I really don’t know clouds.” Someone said, “I love that song” and turned it up to full volume. When it ended, we saw something on the side of the road that looked like a body. Turned out to be a young girl who did that every once in a while for attention. We waited about 45 minutes for an ambulance, it was Dec. in Wisconsin, and then hung around the hospital until about 3 a.m. because someone’s friend worked there and said he would try to find out what had happened, so we got all the juicy details over coffee.

My funkiest memories for some reason involve crazy people. Have a good evening, be sane!

Thanks, NW-Bound, and I would love to see the French take on “Both Sides Now.”
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"You leave 'em laughing when you go
And if you care, don't let them know
Don't give yourself away" Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

I always try to make people laugh, but I am of a melancholical personality.

My wife recently said that when she saw me smiling in front of my laptop, she could tell that I was on the forum.

And not just here, but I never could heed Joni's advice. I always gave myself away.

PS. The French version was recorded by Marie Laforêt (I have not found it yet), whom I only learned of recently. She also sung a French version of the song that sent me back to the time I was 17-yr old (described in my earlier post in this thread), the song I had been looking for ever since.
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First time I ever got in trouble in school was in second grade for spelling color with an ou. The teacher marked it wrong, and I argued so hard I got sent to the principal's office and they called my Mom. She pointed out it was a correct spelling in the dictionary, so why didn't they just mark it correct? Teacher - because I don't want him spelling in British. An early realization that authority figures can be wrong, and led me to a life of rebellion and bad attitude.
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