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most quoted re "french": Jonathan North Washington (14), professors (7), Tristan Alexander McLeay (6), Mark McGrath (5), Luz (4)

other categories found with "french": language (20), linguistics (13), provincialism (11), weirdness (7), stupidity (6)



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[link] heard: 23 February 2011
[edit] added: 23 February 2011

"I have problems with gender."

apparently talking about French?
french, sexuality, puns
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[link] heard: 25 October 2009
[edit] added: 24 October 2009

"Okay, here's one of my stories about moonshine. So I have this uncle named Sam, and he's married to a French woman..."

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[link] heard: 24 July 2008
[edit] added: 24 July 2008

(19:13:28) [me]: yeah, they have a lot of quays in canada

(19:13:39) [Tristan]: probably to keep the americans out

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 24 July 2008
[edit] added: 24 July 2008

(19:14:46) T. A. McLeay: en franczais

(19:15:14) T. A. McLeay: (my compose key and altgr key on this keyboard are switched, and it's easier to use a z and this explanation than it is to cope with switched keys)

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[link] heard: 19 May 2008
[edit] added: 19 May 2008

(19:13:07) kesuari: French Guiana ... is an overseas department ... of France

(19:13:18) kesuari: It is an integral part of France, and its currency is the Euro.

(19:13:34) kesuari: france did colonisation really weird

(19:13:46) kesuari: france does everything really weird

(19:13:50) kesuari: france is really weird

(19:13:51) kesuari: damn frogs

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[link] heard: 18 May 2008
[edit] added: 18 May 2008

(16:29:31) kesuari: i learnt the names "asterix" and "obelix" long before i learnt what asterisks and obelisks were, and the common nouns are just weirdarse variants of the characters

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[link] heard: 26 February 2008
[edit] added: 26 February 2008

(22:39:11) [me]: well, we all know the French are chauvinists. They even invented the word.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 7 November 2007
[edit] added: 6 November 2007

Tristan: "[pæ̃ː]."

Jonathan: "[pæ̃ ]. It's short."

Tristan: "French is stupid."

Jonathan: "Why?"

Tristan: "Because it's not like my dialect of English."

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[link] heard: 4 January 2007
[edit] added: 13 January 2007

[Jonathan shows Aaron a book on Qaraqalpaq written in French]

Aaron: "This orthography is.. what?"

me: "Inconsistent."

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[link] heard: 16 October 2006
[edit] added: 17 October 2006

Richard: "They did a spelling reform and got rid of all those extra circonflexes."

Jonathan: "Really? Did it apply to Canadian French?"

Richard: "Nothing applies to Canadian French."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 5 June 2006
[edit] added: 5 June 2006

10:45:43 [redacted]: i think se coucher is reflexive for going to bed oneself

10:45:56 [redacted]: but "to bed, as in a woman" is probably not reflexive

10:46:30 [redacted]: (let's put it this way - if you se coucher, as in a woman, by yourself, god just killed a kitten)

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[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

Jurgen: "Promiscuity means ‘proximity’ in French."

Jonathan: "It would."

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[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

"It's necessary to separate ‘French’ from what I call ‘Non-French.’ There's a dichotomy and I think a lot of people who study Romance linguistics don't realise this."

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 4 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

"There's another French politician who[se name] has to do with nasalisation!"

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[link] heard: 4 May 2006
[edit] added: 4 May 2006

Jonathan: "Why did the French decide to settle Louisiana? What were they thinking, with the bayous and the prehistorical aligator-looking thingies that eat you?"

Gabe: "Well, the French are frogs, right?"

Jonathan: "Well, they eat frogs."

Derek: "Maybe they were looking for Yoda."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 27 April 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

"French can be said to be ‘oxytonic.’ Not to be confused with ‘Occitan.’"

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 27 April 2006
[edit] added: 1 May 2006

"In French, we'll find out that it underwent two phases of apocope; I had a student once who said, ‘this sounds like the apocalypse.’"

[comment] [rate] 1/5


[link] heard: 25 April 2006
[edit] added: 27 April 2006

"Please, no more climatology."

Jurgen, in response to a question about sound changes in French being perhaps due to the colder-than-Rome climate
french, language, weather, science
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[link] heard: 18 March 2006
[edit] added: 18 March 2006

03:36:29 [me]: cardinal vowels are so wrong

03:36:44 [Tristan]: oh, yeah, they're quite arbitrary

03:37:58 [me]: very franco-centric, though, if you ask me

03:39:24 [me]: btw, Kazakh has aspirated voiceless stops

03:39:27 [me]: go figure

03:39:40 [me]: but those voiceless stops voice and fricativise on occasion :)

03:40:11 [Tristan]: the primaracy of voice distinction in stops is also very fraco-centric :)

03:40:28 [Tristan]: maybe the americans should make their own freedom phonetic alphabet :)

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 4 July 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

Aaron B [01:31]: well, i'm trying to be "le formal" so i don't "le fail" "le class"

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 10 February 2005
[edit] added: 11 February 2005

"J'ai почти todo этого фильма."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 16 October 2004
[edit] added: 16 October 2004

Nat: "If you keep speaking French, I'll be forced to hit you."

Jonathan: "What's wrong with French?"

Nat: "French sounds like ass."

Matt: "Nat, I don't know what your ass sounds like."

Nat: "I can show you."

Matt: "If it sounds like French, then okay."

Matt, Nat, and Jonathan, originally directed at Viktoriya, who was speaking French
french, weirdness, language, analogies, violence
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[link] heard: 3 October 2004
[edit] added: 3 October 2004

(18:49:47) Qatharsis: One of your weirdo Frenches.

(18:49:52) [me]: rofl

(18:49:54) [me]: *mine*?

(18:50:05) Qatharsis: You keep digging them up.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 19 April 2004
[edit] added: 19 April 2004

"According to my watch, it's двадцать neuf одинадцатого."

...

"Now help me out here: сьем, восьем, nueve... but that doesn't sound right either."

oberon learns to count in Russian
sadness, russian, french, spanish, multilingualisms
[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 19 March 2004
[edit] added: 19 March 2004

(04:02:52) [me]: well, it works in french, so I'll just italicise it and call it english

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 22 December 2003
[edit] added: 22 December 2003

"Yeah, those are all Carla Bruni, mais I... but I..."

Hannah lapses into French for a word
stupidity, music, language
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[link] heard: 20 October 2003
[edit] added: 20 October 2003

(01:05:09) Оберон: If the pagans are right and there's a god of language purity I'm so screwed.

(01:05:16) Оберон: Then again...so is everyone but the french.

(01:05:22) Оберон: and probably them too.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 8 September 2003
[edit] added: 8 September 2003

Me: "Mon nom c'est Jonathan, j'ai un nom qui sème la peur."

Mark: "Ce nom-là ne sème rien."

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[link] heard: 6 July 2003
[edit] added: 6 July 2003

(17:13:06) Qatharsis: Then again, you live in a country where knowing some French make you a Sex God.

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[link] heard: 10 June 2003
[edit] added: 10 June 2003

(20:09:08) Kathryn: i might not be able to understand it, but i know french when i hear it

(20:09:15) Kathryn: it's like pornography

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[link] heard: 23 May 2003
[edit] added: 1 June 2003

"That's the problem switching between French and Spanish—in Spanish you roll your 'r's; in French, you xkhqkh your 'r's."

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: 7 May 2003
[edit] added: 7 May 2003

(00:31:24) ¡Luz!: oh! I have my first publication in a foreign language

(00:31:55) ¡Luz!: you remember that stupid thing I had to write from the point of view of an aminal of a famous person?

(00:32:18) ¡Luz!: apparently I won some sort of contest (along with 7 other people...nationally)...and now it's published

(00:32:34) ¡Luz!: the poem about Frida Kahlo from the point of a monkey

she only wrote it because her teacher made her
stupidity, poetry, omnipotence
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[link] heard: 4 May 2003
[edit] added: 4 May 2003

(13:28:38) Kathryn: well, i'm going to shower so i can reconstruct proto-romance

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: 2 May 2003
[edit] added: 2 May 2003

(18:39:23) Qatharsis: There's a Swiss pen&pencil company called Caran d'Ache.

[comment] [rate] 2/5


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: 1 June 2003

"It's 'loi' in French: F — O — I."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

[17:24:29] Verdant Forest: I think Russian is more lustful than French. French plays hard to get.

[comment] [rate] 3/5


[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Hold on, we need to change the equaliser for this one. I think I even have a preset for this one, yeap, called 'Max up DAT bass.'"

And yes, he really did have a preset named that. Scary.
music, ghetto-talk
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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Blast some MC Solaar up in here or something."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"I know no France."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"No, I didn't learn anything senior year—it must've been junior year. . . . In French I mean."

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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Everything's filtered through the little woods we live in."

A mistranslation by me of something Mark said in French.
mistranslations, french
[comment] [rate] 3/5