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    I'm sorry Marcel, but for some reason when I read this I thought of you.

    Some friends took their first-grader on a trip to Canada.
    To help pass the time,the boy practiced his new reading skills by calling out road signs.
    He fell asleep just before they entered Quebec.
    When he awoke, he saw the french highway signs and said in a worried tone,
    "I think I forgot how to read while I was asleep"
    Kevin
    Scrollsaw Patterns Online
    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

  • #2
    LOL good one Kevin
    Charlie
    "Everything Happens for a Reason"
    Craftsman 18in. 21609

    http://wolfmooncreations.weebly.com

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    • #3
      Amuser très mes amis

      I hope babelfish did this justice
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        Kevin,

        It's cute and funny,


        Sorry Carl,

        That doesn't make any sense in French "Amuse much my friends"

        I take it you wrote initially "Very funny my friend"

        Which would translate as " Très drôle mon ami"

        Regards,
        Marcel
        http://marleb.com
        DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

        NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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        • #5
          That story brought back the culture shock I experienced as a lad of 21 on a month-long business trip to Sept-Îles, Quebec.

          Most of the people I dealt with were bilingual, so things went pretty well. However, in one store I was having a great deal of trouble making my needs known to the clerk. After several attempts, I burst out, "You MUST know what I'm saying! You have only TWO TV channels!" Ugly American, eh?

          I also remember that the food was fantastic. We ate practically every day at Lino's Restaurant, taking a break every few days at the Auberge. Lino was an Italian trained to cook in France, and he had Chinese cooks, so my three favorite cuisines were well-represented. I had truffles twice (and never since) and gained 15 pounds!

          Pete

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          • #6
            Men that speak French just melt my butter.
            Sharon

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