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Hysterical franglais British view of the Hollande pickle

Michel C. of Cambridge, Mass, sent us a Britsh scetch that looks a lot like the kinds of French I would hear as a high school and college French teacher. Maybe that’s a good way, actually, to learn French. It’ll … Continue reading

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Michèle voit tous les côtés !

Michèle L. voit le phénomène de tous les cotés: Oui Susan, je ne suis pas étonnée de ton message. Je sais qu’aux Etats-Unis et ailleurs l’affaire « Hollande » a eu un certain retentissement. En France un peu moins, paradoxalement. Je constate … Continue reading

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English rags tell more than French

Several English rags are publishing rumors that Julie Gayet, President Hollande’s new mistress, might be 4 months pregnant. The rumor is said to have been started on Twitter, subsequently removed, but taken up, mostly, by the foreign press. True to … Continue reading

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La honte à la France ou aux USA ?

La honte de qui ? Etienne déclare la honte – mais n’a pas précisé la honte de qui – en citant cet article sur les négotiations nucléaires d’Iran: lemonde.fr/europe/article/2013/11/11/la-france-a-bloque-un-accord-intermediaire-sur-le-nucleaire-iranien_3511649_3214.html Qu’est-ce qui est honteux, la conduite renégate de la France? “Dès … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens’ take on the DSK Scandal

Christopher Hitchens wrote an article on the topic for Slate on May 18, 2011. You can check it out on http://www.slate.com/id/2294965/. The following three extracts will give you an idea of it. Why is it that we cannot read any … Continue reading

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Different Civilizations !

French and American perceptions are so different, that we do not belong in the same civilization, according to the prestigious leftist, Jean Daniel. In the Orange County Register, Mark Steyn recounted reactions in France: “We and the Americans do not … Continue reading

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Avec le Temps qui Passe, l’Atmosphère se Calme un peu

Michèle continue à observer l’atmosphère à Paris: Le temps passe, les événements changent, beaucoup de discussions ont lieu ici (c’est l’aspect positif de l’affaire). Donc l’atmosphère change aussi, moins émotive, avec d’autres interrogations. Le fait que DSK soit autorisé à … Continue reading

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