KeithSpook on September 15, 2007, 02:40:40 am
Why does the French guy yell, "Lets Go!!" when everyone else is yelling "Stop!"...  Or is that another subtle insult towards the french... ?   ;)

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archy on September 26, 2007, 08:13:32 pm
I couldn't speak for either the individual involved, or for authors' intent.

But people do say the durnedest things when startled or spooked, and in my experiences Frenchies are no exception.

I once found myself in a minefield with a French fella who kept repeating avec! avec! which I've always figured was French for *with*.  At the time, I thought he was telling me to stay with him so I didn't pop one off on my own that might have involved him as well. Afterward, he claimed not to have said a thing. A brief prayer, shorthand for *God be with us,* maybe? This deponent knoweth not, but in odd situations people do say some out-of-the box things....

I'm more prone to merde du bordel! meself, though French is not either my first nor my natural choice for exclamations.
Ah'm just a lowly salesman for the Deef Smith Greeting Card Company....

 

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