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It's time for the 2005 French Open! Egalite is my favorite French word. And Good luck to the players.

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and did you know that the English "love" came from a mispronunciation of the French "l'oeuf" (as in "egg")?

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

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Hi TC. I knew you would respond to this thread. You usually do here and at WTA World.

And no TC I didn't know that English "love" came from the mispronunciation of the French world "l'ouif". How did you know?

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Re: Egalite

My favorite is "couchez avec moi"

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another" .. Madonna

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Re: Egalite

Isn't it ironic that "Love" came from the French for egg

but the only Slam at which it is said "ZERO" and not "love" is the French Open
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Re: Egalite

yes, tennischick i did know about the origin of "love"

I did not know (but learned more recently) that DEUCE again, comes from French - from " a deux" requiring two successive points to be won

The French being the French, of coure Deuce is used EVERYWHERE except at the FO, where EGALITE (fraternite...liberte...?) must be used
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liberté, egalité et fraternité.
freedom, equality (not quite sure how to say it in english...) and brotherhood.
it was the slogam during the french revolution. i was very suprised when i heared it for the first time at roland garros.

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I'm not surprised Alsonso.

Thanks for the info Mita.

And well said Roos.

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And no TC I didn't know that English "love" came from the mispronunciation of the French world "l'ouif". How did you know?
who said anything about "l'ouif"?

i learned this from TTC when i should have been studying. i am quite fed up of studying as you can well imagine i'd tell the books to "eat cake" but they wouldn't get it

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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Oops I spelled l'ouif wrong.

Hmmm TC, I bet you can watch the TTC and avoid your studies and still do well on your exams. And that's not easy.

I thought about getting TTC but have avoided getting it so far in part because I seem to be content with the amount of tennis I see.

Bonjour TC.

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Isn't it ironic that "Love" came from the French for egg

but the only Slam at which it is said "ZERO" and not "love" is the French Open
they say Zero because they speak french, just as they say Null in german tournaments. They only say Love in tournamets where english is spoken, don't they?
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they say Zero because they speak french, just as they say Null in german tournaments. They only say Love in tournamets where english is spoken, don't they?
didn't they say "love" in Halle and Hamburg?

Regardless, it is ironic that Deuce and love came from the French practice in tennis, and its not used at the FO
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That is ironic Mita. Good point.

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My favorite is "couchez avec moi"
I actually understand that. Go me!

Who wants to play with my balls?

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Re: Egalite

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didn't they say "love" in Halle and Hamburg?
in german tournaments they say each point in german and then again in english. So "40-0" is being spoken "Vierzig-Null...Fourty-Love"
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