French Fries Get New Name in Congress

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=536&ncid=536&e=7&u=/ap/20030311/ap_on_go_co/freedom_fries_5
     
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    [​IMG] That's about the silliest thing I've ever heard.
     
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    Source: The Associated Press.
     
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    The reason I find this silly is that they aren't called "french fries" because of the French. "To french" is a cooking term meaning "to slice into strips," giving us "frenched fries." The french fry most likely originated in Belgium, not France.

    We could just call them by their proper name - "chips."
     
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    Don't even think I'm about to give up my French Toast!!!!
     
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    As the good ole boys say - "Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordian." [​IMG]
     
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    Guess I'll just have to make do here with my freedom onion dip, freedom vanilla ice cream and freedom-roast coffee. Pass the liberty waffles while you're at it. And if Mexico doesn't go along with the war, what will I have to search for a Freedom restaurant?
     
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    Renaming things:

    Did you hear that the French just purchased the Rock of Gibralter?
    Yeah, they're renaming it "de Gaul Stone".

    [​IMG]
     
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    Francophiles? Are you cussing? Or is that the name of the new tv show that outlines the secret life of hot dogs? ;)
    *deep voice* Tonight, on the FRANCOPHILES, an exclusive look into how Hebrew National hot dogs are being used to spy on French military cafeterias! Don't miss this once in a lifetime expose!
    Gina
     
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    Exactly right on all counts!!!!
     
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    [​IMG] TomVols.

    But you know, we could take this really far . . . . are we going to rip up our mortgages, stop wearing denim, suede and corduroy, particularly if it's mauve or maroon, give up clipping coupons, pull our children out of ballet and other sports like tennis? Forget about eating tangerines or spreading some margarine on your biscuits. And I guess our military will have to stop putting its soldiers in camouflage, and we won't be able to give them any parachutes or rifles. Oh, and just fire all the lieutenants, I guess. Change Hollywood Boulevard to Hollywood Street. We could stop requesting beef or pork when we go to the butcher, and certainly no more mayonnaise or mustard on our cow and pig sandwiches. And our kids wouldn't get curfews anymore.

    But at least we wouldn't have to worry about the pagans.
     
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    We would also have to stop French kissing! :eek: [​IMG]
     
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    Nooo comment. [​IMG]
     
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    Perhaps we could call it Freedom Kissing [​IMG]

    To quote Forrest Gump, "That's all I have to say about that!"
     
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    I can just imagine the sleazy chat-up lines in bars - "Hey, honey, fancy a taste of freedom?" [​IMG]

    "The trouble with the French is they have no word for entrepreneur" - G W Bush

    Yours in Christ

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    I rather like "American Fries", myself.

    Sherrie [​IMG]
     
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    Better than calf fries, I suppose.
     
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    Praise the Lord and pass the french toast.
     
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    What does "entrepreneur" mean in English ?
    I can't find it in my English-French dictionary, nor on the translation websites...
    Does it mean "contractor" ?
     
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    Nico, an answer to your question:

    entrepreneur (Än1trõ-prõ-nûr2, -nÜr2) n.
    A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk for a business venture.

    God bless you.
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    Kelly...as eloquent as usual I see. Very good post. [​IMG]
     

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