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Torn Receipt

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« on: 04-15-2003 23:04 »

In "A Big Piece of Garbage", Wernstrom said, "Au Revoir." French is a dead language!
evan

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« Reply #1 on: 04-15-2003 23:14 »

Well, Leela says "fiance, (referring to Fry in AFtR)" which is a French word, too. Maybe she's THAT smart too.

It could just be that they use French words without knowing their origin. Much like how we use Latin, but Latin's a "dead language."
Molten Boron

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« Reply #2 on: 04-16-2003 01:03 »

Also there are some French words embedded in the American English Language, as well as Spanish, Latin, German, .... you all get the picture.
Gocad

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« Reply #3 on: 04-16-2003 02:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Torn Receipt:
In "A Big Piece of Garbage", Wernstrom said, "Au Revoir." French is a dead language!

Well, so is Latin, but some (NERDS!) use it still and it is still taught at schools.


I'm watching you. Yes, YOU!
Zed 85

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« Reply #4 on: 04-16-2003 03:23 »

Sillious Sodus

Anyway, I was wondering though, if French is mostly dead, how come certain characters have a French accent? Like that Kazuuzuu or what ever. Maybe just to add to his mysteriosness?
Kristi
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« Reply #5 on: 04-16-2003 03:34 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2003 03:34 »

Maybe the French don't speak French anymore but they still have the accents. And it's Pazuzu.
"PAZUZU!"
Zed 85

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« Reply #6 on: 04-16-2003 08:31 »

I could never make out what Farnsie called him other than the "Zuzu" bit...  hmpf

I think you can't have a French accent without a French language, since the formations and rules of the French language cause the accent.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #7 on: 04-16-2003 12:33 »

Zoidberg: J'accuse!

Bender: J'sui Napolean!

Yes, I know I horribly mangled the French language.  It's no more than they deserve.
Teral

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« Reply #8 on: 04-16-2003 13:27 »

Le Palm d'Orbit. Sounds French to me.

French is the latin of the Future. Once a great empire, the mightiest warmachine of it's time, it's language spoken through most of the known world, later reduced to a cultural giant, but a political ordinary power, finally to be forgotten by time.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #9 on: 04-16-2003 13:29 »

I like your thinking Teral.  You remind me of a young me.  Not much younger, mind you.  Perhaps even a little older.
Teral

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« Reply #10 on: 04-16-2003 13:51 »

Thank you, Sir!

Or should I say: Merci, monsieur!
fromage

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« Reply #11 on: 04-16-2003 17:15 »

pff... I call racism on that! :P

Nix: By the way, it's "Je suis Napoléon!"
Nixorbo

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« Reply #12 on: 04-17-2003 00:38 »

I knew I forgot one!

Bender: Bonjour, y'all!
Nurdbot

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« Reply #13 on: 04-17-2003 16:46 »

The Gargole.

Bon Muit, Bon Muit to you all.
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #14 on: 04-17-2003 16:52 »

Nuit, not muit.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #15 on: 04-17-2003 20:05 »
« Last Edit on: 04-17-2003 20:05 »

Je suis entouré par des idiots! That wasn't in the show, I just felt like saying it! Wait, if any of you speak French, I'm boned.
beck

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« Reply #16 on: 04-18-2003 05:43 »

One doesn't have to speak French to understand the "idiots" bit. I suspect, entoure means "surrounded"? So, you mean, you are surrounded by idiots? 
YOU BONED.

 
Torn Receipt

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« Reply #17 on: 04-18-2003 19:40 »

But we all know latin existed, which is not the case with French.
Chalic

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« Reply #18 on: 04-20-2003 03:19 »

literally translated: "I am surrounded by the idiots!"

Was that a French dubbed line from Spaceballs?  tongue
Teral

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« Reply #19 on: 04-20-2003 04:08 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2003 04:08 »

If you're referring to Dark Helmets line on Spaceball 1, then probably not His line was "I'm surrounded by assholes!"

Another thing is the waiter in "Hell Is Other robots" have a very notable French accent. So although the language might be gone, the French still have their silly accent after all those years without a independent language?

Compare that to Picards extremely British accent, even though French still exist in the 23rd century.
Chalic

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« Reply #20 on: 04-20-2003 04:33 »

"His line were "I'm surrounded by assholes!""

Good point, but you might want to write yourself a little javascript program that switches your "were"'s and your "was"'s for you because you always have them backwards.  tongue
Kristi
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« Reply #21 on: 04-20-2003 04:37 »

He's from Denmark, maybe you could cut him a little slack?
Teral

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« Reply #22 on: 04-20-2003 04:37 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2003 04:37 »

No harm done Kristi, I can take a friendly jab. It's not like I don't distribute them myself.   wink Thanks for the support though.

Advice taken, line edited.

Although I have a killer excuse for that mistake, plus I suck at everything programming-related, be it HTML, Java ot what-have-you.
Chalic

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« Reply #23 on: 04-20-2003 05:29 »
« Last Edit on: 04-20-2003 05:29 »

LOL..I don't know, maybe this is a little odd, but everytime I read Kristi's posts, I imagine them being read aloud by Nibbler in that deep voice of his, and it cracks me up.

But yes, it was just an innocent fun-poking, no offense intended.   smile
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #24 on: 04-20-2003 17:32 »

[deep voice] Im zoidberg... big Zoidberg.. [/deep voice]
Kristi
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« Reply #25 on: 04-20-2003 19:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Chalic:
LOL..I don't know, maybe this is a little odd, but everytime I read Kristi's posts, I imagine them being read aloud by Nibbler in that deep voice of his, and it cracks me up.

Because of my avatar?

I period C period Wiener.
Teral

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« Reply #26 on: 04-21-2003 14:54 »

From "War is The H-Word":

Fry: "That dog wont hunt, monsigneur!"

Since Fry is from the 20th century, where french is still a relative lively language, he has a legitimate excuse for knowing French. Thenagain, as an American (overgrown) teenager, he shouldn't know anything beyond American.  tongue
Chriswell

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« Reply #27 on: 04-22-2003 06:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Kristi:
 Because of my avatar?

I period C period Wiener.

"Hey could you say that little louda, you sound like you gotta tiny head."
  love



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