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fao: freefaller (and other frenchophiles)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Van Hellseek, 26 Jul 2006.

  1. Van Hellseek

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    ok, you know when you have that feeling when you go to somewhere new and you feel like you've been there before (for instance) and the french have a name for that feeling... "deja vu".

    well aparantly the french also have a name for another feeling that we don't; the post-argument "omg i should have said....".

    in other words, you know how when you get owned in an argument then later after the event you think "ha! if i'd said *this* then he would have looked like a fool and i'd have won the argument".

    only by then it is of course too late.

    Well aparantly there is a french term for this also. i heard it a while back and it's bugging the hell out of me that i can't remember. it's mainly irritating because it's something i'm always thinking. i'm rubbish at arguments. :/

    i imagine nobody has the slightest clue what i'm going on about. but worth a shot... ;)
     
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  2. Indy500

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    The literal translation of deja vu is "seeing again". :)

    Useless fact of the day :p
     
  3. Zefan

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    I know the feeling, took a couple of reads to get what you were on about though.

    The sort of "OMFG I was going to talk about sausages for a second, that would've been ROFL embarressing" feeling.

    I don't know what the french is for it.
     
  4. BillytheImpaler

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    Frenchophile? I can make up words too. Blarcknogckx!
     
  5. SiriusB

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    My mum's a what? How dare you!

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  6. Van Hellseek

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    frenchophile is a real word i tell you. look it up in the dictionary of seek and it will be right there! :p
     
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  7. Van Hellseek

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    kind of, but not quite... it's more like if someone said "you have a big nose" and you go home crying, but at home you think "damn i should have said - yes but you're ginger".

    it's the whole "i SHOULD have said..." thing.
     
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  8. Pudney

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    You're thinking of Francophile.
     
  9. Zefan

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    OH I do that all the time.

    Especially to women, they insult me, and then I think "Why didn't I just call them fat and ruint their month?"
     
  10. Van Hellseek

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    ok, will a moderator please change the thread title to "fao: freefaller (and other garlic munchers)".

    will that settle it? ;)
     
  11. benjo plz.

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    Do what now? :p
     
  12. Zefan

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    There ANY point to that post? Jeez I thought I was a spammer but this takes the biscuitr. OH LOOK A TYPO. Go on, quote my typo why don't you, you REALLY must have a thing about them so go on, do it.
     
  13. MikeTimbers

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    Not true. "seeing again" would be "encore voyant" or "voyant encore" depending on the context.

    "Deja" means "already"
    "vu" means "seen"

    "deja vu" means "seen already"
     
  14. SiriusB

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    Issues.

    SiriusB
     
  15. Zefan

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    Yup, especially with people who feel the need to sign their posts. Do you actually know that I can read your name by just twitching my eyeballs left a bit?

    and yes I am wound up tonight, I need me a drink.
     
  16. SiriusB

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    I also have a big picture with my name on it too!

    SiriusB
     
  17. Van Hellseek

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    to be fair that really irritates me too! :D



    *chuckles at the irony of this topic being about arguments*
     
  18. Zefan

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    LOOK IT'S ME POSTING EVERYBODY

    *ZEFAN
     
  19. Al Vallario

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    You are a festizio.

    See, I can make up words too, sister. ;)
     
  20. Kazatan

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    Lol i seriously have that feeling all the time. I think i get exactly what you mean. altho i dont know the word for it


    and for Zefan seriously dude im sure uve seen plenty of people post about typos before :p
    Get that drink quickly! And make sure its a proper drink too!