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Ian Climacus

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Quebec relaxes some guidelines...


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Grilled cheese is as OK as "sandwich au fromage fondant", cocktail instead of "coquetel" gets a pass, baby-boom can be used instead of "bébé-boum" and softball is fine in place of "balle-molle".

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Stetson
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quote:
Originally posted by la vie en rouge:
I’m not sure France regulates names that much. Acquaintance with a large number of schoolteachers has taught me that people in France are perfectly capable of calling their offspring absurd and unfortunate things. Example: Marie-Prune. Also a little Modi (pronunciation the same as “maudit”, meaning “accursed”). The objection seems to be the inclusion of a particular letter not in the standard French alphabet – not that this makes it any less ridiculous.

According to the Guardian, French parents have been free to name their kids whatever they want since 1993.

But the article also implies that prior to '93, people were required to name their kids after the saints' day on which they were born, which I find hard to believe, as it would very much go against the famed secularism of the French state. Maybe they just mean that was a common practice, but the placement of that sentence just before the one about the law being changed implies that saints' names were mandatory before the change.

I do remember reading articles in the early 90s about the French having a list from which babies' names had to be chosen, so that part, as far as I know, is true.

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quote:
Originally posted by Stetson:
I do remember reading articles in the early 90s about the French having a list from which babies' names had to be chosen, so that part, as far as I know, is true.

I remember hearing the same about Portugal, though it may have only been true during the regime of Salazar and his successors.
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Twilight

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Yesterday Kim Jung Un called Trump a dotard, which is linked to the French "radoter," which means to repeat things over and over out of forgetfulness.

These two chubby cheeked, funny haired guys would be hilarious together if it wasn't for .. you know.

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Hmmm...if everyone in the world pitched in some spare change (such as they might afford), perhaps we could get a one-year, exclusive lease on a Club Med facility. Then Kim and T could have a nice sabbatical, bromance, etc. And the rest of us could rewind the world and get on with out lives.
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