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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by CalicoSkies, Apr 17, 2020.

  1. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    On a good night I can at least hit the board. :whistling:
     
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    dogletnoir V----V Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If you have a mac, you can change your keyboard settings via onboard software to reflect different language settings (and keyboard layouts).
    Eh oui, c'est comme ça.
    :D
     
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's bad enough when the operating system decides that I have a US keyboard...o_O
     
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    dogletnoir V----V Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Or when you forget which 'c' to use, LOL.
    i don't type in French often enough for it to be instinctive, so i won't tell you how long it took to write that one simple phrase,
    and it still had 'un erreur d'orthographe' la-dedans.
     
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  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Show off. :rolleyes:

    I do have a Mac, but I still can't speak, or read French. Is there an app for that? :D
     
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    dogletnoir V----V Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My 'app' was 2 years spent in a French boarding school.
    All girls, and run by nuns.
    Very strict discipline.
    Sure you'd be up for that?
    :whistling:
     
  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    OUCH! Can I just do a weekend retreat at the beach instead? :D
     
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  8. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That literally gives me chills, not the good kind either. Maybe I just have some misconceptions...
     
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    7 years with a French girlfriend , and 2 living in Paris and Montpellier for me...
     
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    If the mere thought of it gives you chills, then you're probably close to the right idea, actually.
    But i did learn a lot (and not just the French language, either), and i do have very good manners.
     
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  11. JamesE

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    Don't you mean "May I have...?" As in,
    "May I have a large coffee with lots of frothed-up homogenised milk, please?"
    "Can I get a latte?" Receives the answer, "Yes.", but no coffee!
     
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    You had it easy, LOL.
     
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    I'll give you aluminIUM. I mean, after all, because strontium is not strontum and plutonium is not plutonum.

    Oh, I get enough english accents to choke a horse!

    Every show on the science channel has an expert or three that are accented.
    Top gear also. Plus, just about every makeup and most luxury car commercials.

    I also hear plenty of 60s, 70s, and 80s english rock stars that enunciate the words properly when singing, but revert to verbal murder when speaking.

    other grievous examples:

    Hwite =white
    The w is first!

    Length x width x ????
    A) height
    B) heigth
    Only one is correct.
     
  14. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You're lucky, you can turn them off. I hear them everywhere I go... :p
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You hear Jeremy Clarkson in your head?
     
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    tinkertoy Strat-Talker

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    Bwahahahaha

    Since you put it that way......

    I will, from this moment forth, consider myself more fortunate.

    A have instead of a have not, if you will.
     
  17. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member

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    Some of us don't have the right keys on our keyboard.. Though with Windows, you can hold the Alt key and type a key code on the numeric keypad for special characters:
    https://usefulshortcuts.com/alt-codes/accents-alt-codes.php
    https://www.alt-codes.net

    There was a guy named Jay Nay Say Qua. In French-speaking areas, nobody could figure out his name when asked.

    I think you mean "kezboard".. :p
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nah, that clown hasn't lived around here for years... We consider him to be an export, we don't want him back.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well, I knew his brother, Jay Nay Say Pas.

    Or did I?
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Je m'appelle bagiette mon petit cheval!

    I too speak French :)
     
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