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Worst thread on mudcat?

12 Dec 00 - 01:08 PM (#355778)
Subject: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: guest

We've had gargoyle, we've had the 'true conscience of mudcat' and Max has had to implement the 'guest' prefix.

Now we have Brandy.

I for one think that Brendy has been the meanest of the lot


12 Dec 00 - 01:15 PM (#355781)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

What purpose does this thread serve?


12 Dec 00 - 01:35 PM (#355799)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: kendall

something to do with the 1st amendment I think..


12 Dec 00 - 01:59 PM (#355835)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Clinton Hammond2

What's the first amendment?

And why do yanks think their laws apply to the internet?


12 Dec 00 - 02:02 PM (#355842)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: kendall

Freedom of speech.


12 Dec 00 - 02:06 PM (#355843)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Perhaps the 1st amendment doesn't apply to the internet, but the principles behind it ought to.


12 Dec 00 - 10:09 PM (#356122)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: DonMeixner

Actually I'm with Clinton here. Just because I have the right of free speach here where I live doesn't give me the power to take it where ever I go and expect the same rights I enjoy at home.

Don

All of which has nothing to do with what ever "Guest" was aiming at and this is a better notion for a debate anyway.


12 Dec 00 - 10:19 PM (#356127)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Troll

Right you are Don. Theres nothing funnier (or sadder) than some loud America tourist trying to tell a Spanish cop about his "rights".
And we won't even TALK about some of the countries in Central Asia.

troll


12 Dec 00 - 10:19 PM (#356128)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: richlmo

Probably this one.


12 Dec 00 - 11:08 PM (#356153)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: wysiwyg

Aw gee. This thread qualifies as far as I can see, not only for the title but for removal.

~S~


Well, perhaps, but the general policy is to expect Mudcatters to behave like adults. Most of you have been around here long enough to know that the best way to make a flame thread die is not to post to it.
-Joe Offer-


13 Dec 00 - 09:59 PM (#356933)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: kendall

when I was in Jamaica I saw 4 guys from London, drunk ,singing God Save The Queen, insulting the natives by calling them "Spooks" TO THEIR FACES!! and insisting that the bus driver stop so they could get more beer. Yanks dont have a corner on gauche'


13 Dec 00 - 11:23 PM (#356983)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: pict

I don't think it's wise for Yanks to start slinging shit on that particular issue I haven't heard of any black people being dragged behind a car until they're decapitated in England or anywhere in Europe for that matter.


13 Dec 00 - 11:48 PM (#356996)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Bill D

reminds me of the logic in the line.."All Indians walk in single file...well, anyway, the Indian I saw was walking in single file."

no one proves **ANYTHING** by citing cases like this, except that there are some mean people everywhere.


14 Dec 00 - 12:41 AM (#357014)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: CarolC

I like Brendy.

Sometimes I wish he would find more effective and less destructive ways of expressing his opinions. Sometimes I think he causes more problems for himself by not being diplomatic than he would have if he made that effort.

But I like him, and I don't think he's mean.

And he's fun to play with.

Carol


14 Dec 00 - 01:41 AM (#357033)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Clifton53

What I'd like to know is how a thread on Brendy's whatever translates into a general piss-all on America!!! Really tired of this shit!!!!

Clifton53


14 Dec 00 - 04:10 AM (#357044)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Bernard

Destructive criticism only indicates that the writer has no useful ideas of his/her own.

Far better to lead by example, and rise above such petty carping by accepting that everyone believes their own country (state, county, continent, etc.) to be 'the best', but also to accept that there are a few rotten apples in every barrel.

Citing those rotten apples as typical behaviour is neither fair nor accurate.

May we have some postings to redress the balance, or shall we let this thread die here and now?


14 Dec 00 - 04:34 AM (#357046)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: pict

Merely pointing out that "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones" as for "Destructive criticism only indicates that the writer has no useful ideas of his/her own"what a stupid statement.I do agree on letting this thread die though.


14 Dec 00 - 09:50 AM (#357090)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Little Hawk

Nice try, but I've seen worse threads than this one...

In fact, I may even have launched worse threads than this one, but if so it was probably deliberate, in a humorous sense, that is.

Brendy isn't so much mean as just a bit caustic at times. And that can have an appeal of its own.

I think the reason the USA gets slagged a lot is mainly because it is such a powerful country, so much more influential in the world than any other nation. That naturally irritates the other nations who are affected financially, militarily, culturally, and so on by the USA. If you were back in the Roman Empire times, you'd hear similar complaints everywhere about Rome and the Romans, I'm sure.

Living in Canada, for example, makes one always aware that one is like a small animal next door to the world's biggest elephant, and that's worrisome. Or as Benito Juarez said, "Poor Mexico...so far from God and so near the United States".

This doesn't imply that individual Americans are better or worse than other people, it's just a statement of realpolitik.


14 Dec 00 - 10:06 AM (#357093)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Jon Freeman

I hate to perpetuate this thread but please take a look back and THINK.

The 1st Ammendment was brought up by an American and was questioned by a Canadian.

2 Americans agree with this challenge and the 2nd American gives an example of bad behaviour by his own countrymen.

1 American not likeing this lays into the British who had not even entered this conversation....

Someone, presumably British, then retaliated.

If there was an unprovoked attack by one country on another, factualy, it was the British who were bashed (unless you view the Canadian challenge as bashing - I don't and even if I did, it does not justify British bashing) so please don't go on about American bashing.

Anyway, I just wanted to set the record straight and hopefully will go back to enjoying conversation with people from all over the world now.

Jon


14 Dec 00 - 12:03 PM (#357120)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Canada's not a country anyway, it's just the 51st state.

(ducking, grinning, and running!)

Alex


14 Dec 00 - 05:12 PM (#357297)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: paddymac

I guess everyone's entitled to a bad day now and again.


14 Dec 00 - 05:46 PM (#357315)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: kendall

As recently as the 30's the British empire was admired, feared and resented all over the world. At that time, the USA was a country with a navy which ranked 19th in the world. Now, I guess it's our turn "in the barrel" as they say. Fire away folks, but when the next Hitler or Tojo threatens you, we'll be there again to fight and die for you.


14 Dec 00 - 05:53 PM (#357320)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: little john cameron

YEAH RIGHT??? ljc


14 Dec 00 - 06:30 PM (#357348)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: CarolC

On the subject of the attitude some Americans have that might come across to non-Americans as smugness or superiority...

This isn't an attitude. In this country it's considered "patriotism", is seen as the duty of every American, and is the result of many years of indoctrination.

I've seen it displayed by people from elsewhere about their countries as well, so I know it's not a particularly American phenomenon. But I think it draws more fire when we do it (in the U.S.) because we are such a large and powerful country.

I don't, personally, think there is such a thing as "the best country in the world." Every country has good points and bad points. Some more bad than good, but I think most of the countries represented in this forum are probably equally good and equally bad.

My 2 cents worth.

Carol


14 Dec 00 - 07:34 PM (#357392)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: InOBU

Look, I am appaled by the brit/US bashing, though I have to point out that Black Boys on Mopeds was written about England, and if you keep bashing the US George Dubbelya may drop and atom bomb on you... (also ducking and going up to Canada for political assylum....) Larry


15 Dec 00 - 04:48 AM (#357491)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: zander (inactive)

In the words of Al Capone " I don't even know what street Canada is on " Cheers [in fun ], Dave


15 Dec 00 - 11:01 AM (#357643)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: radriano

Anyone ever run across the phrase "mental masturbation"?


15 Dec 00 - 12:37 PM (#357739)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Gary T

No, radriano, what thread is that on? (G)


15 Dec 00 - 12:46 PM (#357748)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: kendall

What is your point little john?


15 Dec 00 - 01:02 PM (#357763)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Lanfranc

"No-one likes us, don't know why. We may not be perfect, but heaven knows we try. All around, even our old friends put us down - so let's drop the big one and see what happens!" (Randy Newman - "Political Science")

A US President who's only been abroad twice is a little worrying to the rest of us who have to live under the US political, military and cultural hegemony.

Possibly scope for another thread, good, bad or indifferent.


15 Dec 00 - 01:12 PM (#357770)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: GUEST,Opaynter

Boys and Girls! Behave yourselves. You are embarrassing yourselves. Now go to your rooms and take time out and settle yourselves down. Human nature being what it is, there will be no one to have the last word on this thread, so please pull yourselves together. Now, take a deep breath and go on to something else. Kiss and make up if it will make you feel better. Mother


15 Dec 00 - 01:24 PM (#357777)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: annamill

I've never been to France (but I kinda like their music ;-)), but I've heard that if you're an American, they will be very rude and I'd honestly like to know what it is that they dislike so much. Is it because we brag about helping them in War II, or is it because Americans are spoiled and expect the very best in the way of treatment, or is it because we (supposedly) are not as cultured as some, or is it because we expect everyone to speak English everywhere we go? I would like to go to France (Paris actually) someday and I'd like to know what I can do to tone down the dislike a bit.

I've always had the dream of walking from the Hague to Paris as Van Gogh used to do.

Love, annamill(I'llevenlearnFrenchifIhaveto)


15 Dec 00 - 01:55 PM (#357796)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Anamill, don't bother. I mean by all means learn French, but they can tell you're an American by your accent, and they'll snub you and be nasty to you anyway. Hell, Parisians don't even like other Frenchmen. Don't expect them to like you!

In contrast, my experience in Italy was that if you half try to speak a few halting words in Italian, they (outside Rome) are very appreciative and friendly.

If I could go back to Europe, I would skip France altogether.

Alex


15 Dec 00 - 02:31 PM (#357835)
Subject: Worst Episode Ever...
From: Clinton Hammond2

LOL!! yer gonna have to run further than that Mthief... Lemme quote Rick Mercer back to you...

"Canada is bigger and we're on top... if we were in prison, America would be our bitch!"

LOL!

;-)


15 Dec 00 - 02:45 PM (#357851)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Pschaw. The "Maple Leaf State" doesn't threaten me any. Besides, ice doesn't count.

Alex


15 Dec 00 - 03:03 PM (#357859)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Clinton Hammond2

War of 1812... we beat ya once, we'll do it again!

LOL!!

;-)


15 Dec 00 - 03:09 PM (#357863)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

That was almost 200 years ago! Besides, you had help from Britain then, which I'm told at one time used to be a world power, although it certainly seems hard to believe.


15 Dec 00 - 03:09 PM (#357864)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Jeri

In my opinion, the worst thread is any thread where people have forgotten they're communicating with individual human beings who have feelings, or ignore that fact in favor of scoring points and making themselves feel like they're better than someone else.


15 Dec 00 - 03:15 PM (#357868)
Subject: This could have been about clothes
From: Clinton Hammond2

MT and I are just taking the piss out of each other 'casue we can...

And it's fun... when done in the spirit of friendly jabs eh...

Britan? A world power?? Talk about yer ancient history...


15 Dec 00 - 03:17 PM (#357869)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

I have the greatest respect for Canadians, really. I think everybody should own one.

But I don't think Jeri was talking about our fun, Clint, I think she (he?) was talking about threads in general.

Alex


15 Dec 00 - 03:19 PM (#357870)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Actually it's the lingering resentment about the War of 1812 that prevents us from annexing you guys and making you treat your sewage before you dump it into our intercoastal waters. Not that we're bitter or anything.


15 Dec 00 - 03:41 PM (#357884)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Clinton Hammond2

we're dumping sewage?!?! HA!

Detriot makes Windsor air and water practically unconsumable...

Just you yanks wait till you've run completly out of fresh water supporting your bloated cattle market and come crying to us... you think oil is expensive?!?!

Hehehehehe!


15 Dec 00 - 03:45 PM (#357889)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Ha! Windsor wouldn't even exist if it weren't Detroit's suburb.

And 2 wrongs don't make a right. Victoria, BC dumps RAW sewage into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which drifts down and causes shellfish poisoning in Puget Sound. We may have acres of clams, but you're licking a Canadian's ass if you eat one.

Yeah, just buy your cows from England instead of from us. Don't blame us if you all die of BSV though.

Too bad we didn't have Patton in 1812.


15 Dec 00 - 04:26 PM (#357919)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: CarolC

Yes, radriano, I have. I thought I actually coined it myself. Do you have a point?

annamill, I have a friend who has spent a lot of time in France. He said to learn to say "I speak french like a sick mule" in French. Use that phrase every time you are about to speak French. Speak French as often as possible. The French will love you. This is the truth. I'm not making this up.

Carol


15 Dec 00 - 05:04 PM (#357938)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: GUEST, Blackcatter

Ya'll need to come to the "Happiest Place On Earth" down here in Orlando and get along like all the other "regular" world inhabitants seem to do - All I ask is that you don't tip like (add your own cheap bias nation or race here).

By the way, Floridians planned the whole election thing to teach you that Tallahassee is the capital, not Miami.

Pax yall.


15 Dec 00 - 05:09 PM (#357941)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Little Hawk

Actually, WE had Patton in 1812...he was a redcoat commander called General Isaac Brock then!!! And he kicked Yankee ass at the battle of Queenston Heights, I believe it was (near Niagara Falls, Canadian side)...and unfortunately got killed in the process, while repelling an American invasion of our beloved Canada. He liked war so much that he just had to come back again as George Patton and work his way up to General, serving in no less than 2 world wars, this time for the USA, which gave him more scope for fighting than would a small power like Canada. That time he managed to live past the 2nd war's end...just barely...and died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. He is now reincarnated as...are you ready???...a Chinese general!!! So watch it, you imperialist running dog suckers! You ain't seen nothin' yet... You're all gonna be talkin' Mandarin and Cantonese in another generation from now.

* (the entire above is a joke, I hope you realize, notwithstanding the fact that I DO believe in reincarnation...) :-)

Great thread, eh? O Canada....


15 Dec 00 - 05:23 PM (#357951)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

We stand on guard...


15 Dec 00 - 05:25 PM (#357953)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Didn't you guys capture Detroit in 1813? WHY IN THE HELL DIDN'T YOU KEEP IT?!?!


15 Dec 00 - 05:47 PM (#357968)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Troll

Little Hawk, from what I understand, the west coast of Canada is already owned by the Japanese and Chinese so maybe your prediction is accurate at that!
Annamill, I've been told that the places to go in France are Normandy, Brittany, and the South of France. If you can speak a little French they are friendly. The people of Paris have MAJOR attitude.
The "I speak French like a sick mule" idea sounds a winner tho.

troll


15 Dec 00 - 05:50 PM (#357973)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: InOBU

AH Crap!
If Canada and the US go to war against each other, Where the hell am I gonna run to avoid the draft!?
Larry
Be nice to each other, we both talk funny, eh?


15 Dec 00 - 05:50 PM (#357974)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Bill D

Personally, I think the map was done wrong in N. America...I think the lines should be vertical..eastern 1/3 USA...middle 1/3 Mexico, western 1/3 Canada...give everyone some of ALL the climates and history....maybe it would be saner.


15 Dec 00 - 05:54 PM (#357977)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Are you saying that cold makes Canadians insane, Bill D?


15 Dec 00 - 08:41 PM (#358053)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Little Hawk

It doesn't make them insane, but by God it makes some of them pretty darn stupid! Doug & Bob McKenzie were the prototypical dumb young Canadian men (remember the "Great White North"?), with their toques, their 26-word vocabulary, and their beer. Nothing has changed much, except that instead of toques, they now wear baseball caps backwards! Yuck!

As for Detroit, the reasons why we did not keep it are so obvious that I don't really think I need to list them. Detroit is hell on Earth.

- LH


15 Dec 00 - 09:29 PM (#358065)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: catspaw49

Anna my dear, you wonder why the French hate us and could it have something to do with WWII? Sure. We fucked their grandmothers for chocolate bars.

Spaw


15 Dec 00 - 10:39 PM (#358088)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Actually that's only half correct, Spaw. It was for Hershey bars, not real chocolate bars, which shows how much the chocolate really had to do with it.


15 Dec 00 - 11:45 PM (#358123)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Jeri

Clinton & Alex, I was talking about threads in general, although this one has had its moments. Pisstaking doesn't count - I meant the serious stuff.

I would never insult my Canadian friends and add to their misery. They already have to live there. Canada is nowhere near as fun-filled as the US...

How many Florida voters does it take to change a light bulb?


15 Dec 00 - 11:47 PM (#358125)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: GUEST, Blackcatter

how many?


15 Dec 00 - 11:58 PM (#358129)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: GUEST, Blackcatter

You want to know the sad thing about the whole voting issues in Florida - it all came to light for just two reasons - We have a lot of electoral votes and we just happened to be very, very close in the vote. I'd be willing to bet that it could have happened to a bunch of other states as well. The good news is that Florida will probably lead the way in modernizing the voting process - at least in the counties that are not run by mindless rednecks.

By the way, we love Canadians down here - they encourage us to look closely at our change when it is given to us at a store - we don't want to be stuck with the worthless stuff from north of the border (that's Canada, not Georgia).

We love the Brits too - though we wish they'd learn about sunscreen BEFORE they turn into silly looking lobsters.

The Irish - Love em! but why do they seem to gravitate to the few Irish pubs and want to drink bottled Michelob?

But then there's all the other nationalities we've dealt with in Tourism Central. I could go on - but that isn't what the tread is all about . . .


16 Dec 00 - 12:30 AM (#358141)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Jeri

Blackcatter, I was kind of hoping other people would have ideas about how many FL voters it takes to change a light bulb. It could be "One...no, wait - 17. No, it's 3..." Or "3, but 2 of them didn't screw it in all the way, so we're only counting the one that did." There's gotta be more. (Although I realize people may be sick of this subject.)

Regarding your first paragraph - no argument. Florida was the one caught in the spotlight, but the situation has sure made me wonder about what sort of things happen elsewhere that we haven't heard about because they weren't big enough stories for TV.


16 Dec 00 - 12:35 AM (#358143)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: catspaw49

Actually Jeri, the number of Florida voters is not important, as we've already seen. The question really involves the intent of the lightbulb.

Spaw


16 Dec 00 - 12:38 AM (#358144)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: GUEST, Blackcatter

Jeri,

I'll think about the joke and get back to you. The ulitmate answer would have to be - let's let the US Supreme Court decide on it.

Pax yall


16 Dec 00 - 01:45 AM (#358157)
Subject: RE: cat enema?
From: Margo

Cat enema

I about died laughing at this story! Marg


16 Dec 00 - 05:40 AM (#358181)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Penny S.

annamill, don't take the French personally - they do it to the British, too. I suspect to anyone who is that terrible thing - not French.

Penny


16 Dec 00 - 10:51 AM (#358245)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Little Hawk

Jeri - whaddya mean Canada isn't "fun-filled as the USA"!!! We have spin-the-bottle parties here that sometimes go on till 10:30 pm, fer chrissake! Beat that! And all the maple syrup you can drink! Just take off, eh?

- LH


18 Dec 00 - 04:12 AM (#358897)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Wolfgang

How many Florida voters does it take to change a light bulb?

Who cares for the actual number as long as it is screwed?

Wolfgang


18 Dec 00 - 04:45 AM (#358904)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: CarolC

OUCH! (Nice one Wolfgang.)


18 Dec 00 - 04:47 AM (#358906)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: CarolC

;-)
;-)
;-)


18 Dec 00 - 09:16 AM (#358987)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: kendall

I do enjoy a good pissing contest as long as it is in fun. However, I have many good friends who happen to be Canadians, so, if you really insult them, you insult me too. Keep it light, I'll laugh..get serious..I'll flame.


18 Dec 00 - 09:21 AM (#358991)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Mooh

You mean, besides this one?


18 Dec 00 - 11:46 AM (#359069)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

Q: How many Florida voters does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Do you want the initial count, the first recount, or the adjusted hand recount?


18 Dec 00 - 12:43 PM (#359106)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Skeptic

Q: How many Florida voters does it take to change a light bulb?

A. In a split decision, the United States Supreme Court has directed that all counting of the number of persons involved in such activity be halted at once. At issue were the lack of standards to strictly define what constituted help, as well as a minority opinion as to the problems of identifying who was a valid voter. The point was ruled as moot as the bulb had already been screwed. Repeatedly.

Regards John


18 Dec 00 - 12:55 PM (#359112)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: annamill

Very funny Margo! I enjoyed that. Maybe after the first time your cat learned that he enjoyed the enema and held it in, but when you tried to do it yourself it wasn't as much fun so he stopped holding it. ???? ;-)

I like the sick mule idea. When I go to Paris, I'll try it.

I have absolutely no interest in the Florida incidents. I hate degredation of humanity.

Love, annamill


18 Dec 00 - 01:27 PM (#359140)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Catrin

This is Micca, from Catrins Manchester computer. The phrase that amuses the French , if you dont speak French is " Je parler Francais com un vache Espanol" this means " I speak French like a Spanish cow" and they seem to be more forgiving...


18 Dec 00 - 01:32 PM (#359142)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

wouldn't that be "comme une vache Espanole"? Or is "cow" masculine in french?


18 Dec 00 - 01:48 PM (#359157)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Ringer

There could've been a joke there, MT


18 Dec 00 - 04:54 PM (#359287)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

I just got back from lunch, Eagle, and am very sleepy so I can't think of anything funny at this point.

Alex


18 Dec 00 - 05:20 PM (#359301)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Troll

Kendall, I have friends in Georgia too, but I don't go 'round telling everyone.
Happy Happy, Joy, Joy!!

troll


18 Dec 00 - 05:28 PM (#359307)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Burke

If you say Je parler, you won't need the rest, they'll know it. It's "Je parle..." An online dictionary says vache is feminine. I think we have it now as: "Je parle francais comme une vache espanole." Maybe it's funnier to the French if the grammar is all wrong.


18 Dec 00 - 05:42 PM (#359321)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: mousethief

That would be just like those French.


18 Dec 00 - 07:06 PM (#359397)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: katlaughing

So if someone is of French, but also Canadian extraction, does that mean they are friendlier? Just wondering how I should treat Rog when he comes to bed tonight.**BG** Not sure how he'd respond if I told HIM I speak French like Spanish cow! LOL, that's a good one, Micca!

katlovin'herFrenchieCanuck


18 Dec 00 - 10:58 PM (#359564)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: GUEST,joe

er, xcuse me; is there a music thread around here somewheres?


18 Dec 00 - 11:04 PM (#359568)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Troll

Ype. Try the next one over.

troll


19 Dec 00 - 08:25 AM (#359706)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Gervase

Ah the French - every Englishman's natural enemy!
You have to feel sorry for the poor buggers, though. With only two per cent of the world's web-sites in French, they're all having to learn English in a hurry, which is causing the language police all kinds of conniptions.
No wonder that among the wonderful things they've given the rest of civilisation (letters, kisses, polish...) is the word chauvinism.

(...ducking and running for cover in case any of his French forebears send down/up a thunderbolt!)


19 Dec 00 - 10:55 AM (#359800)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Blackcatter

Interesting - when someone insults Americans - someome else gets upset. - when someone insults Canadians - someome else gets upset. - when someone insults Brits - someome else gets upset.

Yet when someone insults the French . . .

Begs the question: What came first the annoying French or jokes about how annoying the French are?

pax yall


19 Dec 00 - 11:18 PM (#360187)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: simon-pierre

ahem... Blackcatter...s'il vous plaît, un peu de respect pour mes cousins français...


19 Dec 00 - 11:40 PM (#360195)
Subject: RE: Worst thread on mudcat?
From: Blackcatter

oh come on simon-pierre - can't you translate my name too?

pax