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Interview time III: Revenge of the Interview

These questions are from Bob: - Do you know how this thing works? (it animates, be patient!) Um, I've actually seen it somewhere else this week, with an explanation and everything. However, all of my surfing tends to blend together after a while, so that I can't remember where I found things. It has something to do with the way they're staggered - that they are separated vertically such that a little rearranging creates a whole new person out of the body parts of others. Yesh. - You seem easily annoyable. What annoys you the most? Oh no! Is that...

srah - Saturday, 23 April 2005 - 11:37 PM
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'Dave, please prepare for landing.'

I got to France on the anniversary of the D-Day invasion and am leaving on the day of the liberation of Paris. I'll be a bit sad to miss all of the television specials, actually. Got up in the morning, had breakfast, took a taxi to the RER, took the RER to Charles de Gaulle, stood in lines, went through security, stood in lines, got to the gate, stood in lines, sat around forever. No telephones and only one place to get food - where a bottle of iced tea cost 3,15€. Not bloody likely!* Got on the plane and...

srah - Wednesday, 25 August 2004 - 10:16 PM
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Si j'avais une baguette magique, j'aurais une baguette de pain

Yeah. Si + imparfait... conditionnel. I like the "si" rules. They make sense to me. Why can't you get a decent baguette in the United States? Is there something in the baguette-making process that is not up to American hygiene standards? Are the ingredients different? Are there ingredients in a baguette that are too expensive over here to make it economically feasible? Do they think it's not worth the bother to make bread that won't last more than one day? American baguettes, sometimes also known as "French bread", are not baguettes. They are a loaf of Wonder bread that somehow...

srah - Thursday, 26 June 2003 - 9:12 AM
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Subtitles ahoy!

Sophie and I are hoping that the Nice People will get frustrated with their shortcomings in French (the presenters are already making fun of them for misgendering things and saying someone has nice horses instead of hair) and revert to English, a language they have probably all been studying for longer and know better. Not because we are great fans of English or Watching Subtitled TV or anything, but just because all that extra subtitling work would somehow teach TF1 a lesson. Live broadcasts will be interesting, if they find several languages to communicate in. Translators, start your typing! I...

srah - Sunday, 27 April 2003 - 12:57 PM
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Olé!

I like milk in my tea. In England, this seems to be the norm and I didn't even have to ask for the milk. I love you, England. In France, thé au lait is a bit more unusual, but still understood. Sometimes one has to put up with waiters' jokes about "Spanish tea" (thé olé!). In the United States, tea with milk is rather strange. Waiters are always forgetting the milk and my friends look aghast. Milk?! In tea?! Is that any good? In Chile, té con leche is an order made by mutants and can result in anything from...

srah - Sunday, 16 March 2003 - 4:02 AM
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