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#1 Posted on 11.3.03 1539.43
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I don't usually post in the politics folder, but I found This news item (customwire.ap.org)
to be humorous.
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#2 Posted on 11.3.03 1628.49
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That'll learn 'em!

EDIT: And if they don't come around, don't expect to pick up a turkey sandwich neither!

(edited by OlFuzzyBastard on 11.3.03 1729)
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#3 Posted on 11.3.03 1636.37
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I work with a guy from France and he told me he gets all kinds of emails every day from friends and colleagues giving him all kinds of crap. Luckily, he has a good sense of humor and takes it in stride (the collective French sense of humor must have left the country when Erwan came here for graduate school).

And, in the France-bashing category, a friend of mine told me a couple of jokes (I think he saw them in National Review):

Q: How many troops does it take to defend Paris?
A: No one knows because it hasn't been done in so long.

Q: What role will the French troops have in any UN intervention in Iraq?
A: They'll teach the Iraqi troops how to surrender.

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk
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#4 Posted on 11.3.03 1753.07
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Well if this doesn't get those pesky French on side then nothing will. One assumes any 'china' plates upon which these fries were formerly placed have also been replaced with a more appropriate material. :)
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#5 Posted on 11.3.03 1944.15
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Hey, I am all for bashing France, but aren't French Fries as French as English Muffins are English?

    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    And if they don't come around, don't expect to pick up a turkey sandwich neither!
What the hell would be an alternative name for a turkey sandwich? That really got me a-wonderin'...I'll friggin never sleep tonight.
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#6 Posted on 11.3.03 2032.36
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Patriot Bird Meat Sandwich.
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#7 Posted on 11.3.03 2036.49
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The Turkey was going to be the official bird of the United States, if Benjamin Franklin had his way. So why not call it a "Franklin?"
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#8 Posted on 11.3.03 2244.57
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French fries were originaly German fries, but for some time, the French were more socially acceptable than the Germans. So it changed to make them more appealing.

-Jag

Down south we have 'home fries' which basically means small pieces of fried potatoes. Of course, I'm sure they'd quickly become Homeland Security Fries just because politicians think they're funny.
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#9 Posted on 11.3.03 2333.03
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Doesn't everyone just say "fries" anyway? I mean, seriously. :)
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#10 Posted on 12.3.03 0041.39
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Jaguar is right. After the Spanish American war when Germany somewhat threatened us about selling them the Phillipines and other islands tensions started up. Before then Germany well, actually more honestly Prussia was pretty close to the only American allie. For the first 125 years the US was very isolationist. Besides ripping off Mexico and a real half-assed invasion of Canada the US avoided world affairs as much as possible. Then of course there was that whole WW1 thing.
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#11 Posted on 12.3.03 0246.41
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I'm reminded of Grandpa Abe Simpson's rant: "Three wars back we called sauerkraut liberty cabbage, and we called liberty cabbage superslaw. And back then a suitcase was known as a Swedish lunchbox. Of course nobody knew that but me."

Still, if it helps me pursuade some patriotic young lady to join me in some Freedom Kissing, it's all good. B^)
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#12 Posted on 12.3.03 0301.01
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    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    I'm reminded of Grandpa Abe Simpson's rant: "Three wars back we called sauerkraut liberty cabbage, and we called liberty cabbage superslaw. And back then a suitcase was known as a Swedish lunchbox. Of course nobody knew that but me."

    Still, if it helps me pursuade some patriotic young lady to join me in some Freedom Kissing, it's all good. B^)

I thought I read somewhere that they actually DID rename sauerkraut "freedom cabbage" or some other nonsense back during a WW - and even tried renaming hamburgers, but it just didn't go over.

EDIT: Here we go: Perhaps the most ridiculous example of the rush to "de-Germanize" America was the removal, in 1917, of the figure of the goddess Germania from the Germania Life Insurance Building in St. Paul, Minnesota. The building was renamed the Guardian Building. Likewise, streets, parks, schools, and even towns were re-christened: Germantown, Nebraska, for example became Garland and Berlin, Iowa, was renamed Lincoln. Restaurants served "liberty steak" in place of hamburgers and "liberty cabbage" for sauerkraut. In Massachusetts, a physician even renamed German measles "liberty measles."

Click Here (theseverts.net)

(edited by CRZ on 12.3.03 0107)
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#13 Posted on 12.3.03 1847.02
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Yeah I did sound like Abe Simpson. I am a history buff and have read a lot about Germany which really did go from the best European country to the worst in a bunch of little steps. Definitely the frog getting boiled story.
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#14 Posted on 13.3.03 0144.38
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If the U.S. really want to make a statement they should give back the Statue of Liberty.
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#15 Posted on 13.3.03 1051.58
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    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    If the U.S. really want to make a statement they should give back the Statue of Liberty.

Or at least turn it, so that it does not face the one in France anymore....
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#16 Posted on 13.3.03 1124.09
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    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    If the U.S. really want to make a statement they should give back the Statue of Liberty.


Fed Ex that bab boy (girl) back to them.



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#17 Posted on 13.3.03 1731.12
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Speaking of things French, here is a list of popular French-owned brands.

http://www.metrospy.com/boycott_brands.htm

I'm shocked and saddened that my beloved Jameson's, though distilled in Ireland, is French-owned.
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#18 Posted on 13.3.03 1758.47
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    Originally posted by PalpatineW
    Speaking of things French, here is a list of popular French-owned brands.

    http://www.metrospy.com/boycott_brands.htm

    I'm shocked and saddened that my beloved Jameson's, though distilled in Ireland, is French-owned.



I remember seeing something like this when we were meant to be boycotting our froggy neighbours over the beef thing.

When I first heard I thought all it meant was I'd have to stop eating garlic and wearing stripey jumpers, and start drinking Stella instead of Kronenbourg when I was out.

Then I saw the bloody list of shit, and thought 'Bugger that'.
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#19 Posted on 14.3.03 0936.37
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    Quoted from Nathalie Loisau, embassy spokeswoman
    "We are at a very serious moment dealing with very serious issues and we are not focusing on the name you give to potatoes,"
Damn straight. What's up with this "Freedom Fries" and "Freedom Toast" bullsh*t? If I walked into a Burger King today and said, "Gimme one large order of Freedom Fries!" I'm pretty sure everybody in the place would stare at me as if I was some insane hyper-patriotic lunatic!

However, I'll tell you what: Since I'm kind of a risk taker, I think the next time I go to a T.G.I.Friday's, I think I'll order "French Fries," and see how many people I piss off...
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#20 Posted on 14.3.03 1000.26
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Did you know that to "french" something, in cooking terms, means to cut it into long, thin strips, and that the term "french fries" came about as a shortened version of "frenched and fried potatoes"? And did you know that this is just making our entire country look stupid?
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