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Re: 2010 Australian season - he wont stop, hes in Oz!

His English is no way bad enough to mistake girlfriend for wife so it's either true or some kind of cryptic private joke.

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Nothing appearing in Google's news alerts. They really must've been keeping it quiet
well that's the 'Gillou way'
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Re: 2010 Australian season - he wont stop, hes in Oz!

Yep bless him. I think it's lovely how he manages to keep his private life very private. I bet it's not easy.

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Well, I won't trust Wiki as a source. It there's no footnote to give a legitimate source, that line will get take down in no time.
Hopefully yes.

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of course but he's the one who said: "My wife"
In French, it's not uncommon for long time partners to use the terms husband/wife without being legally married. Maybe it was just a matter of lack of proper English vocabulary.


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In French, it's not uncommon for long time partners to use the terms husband/wife without being legally married. Maybe it was just a matter of lack of proper English vocabulary.
well it's 'lost in translation II' then I think that Gilles is the only one who could solve the puzzle but in any case I wouldn't mind them to get married they're lovely couple and I like them both
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Re: 2010 Australian season - he wont stop, hes in Oz!

Does Stan speaks French or German? Is it only in French that girlfriend/wife/concubine is the same thing?
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Re: 2010 Australian season - he wont stop, hes in Oz!

Anyhow, this little news (even if it's just a misunderstanding), cheer things up, doesn't it
Otherwise, it's been a dreadful week in terms of tennis.
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Re: 2010 Australian season - he wont stop, hes in Oz!

He probably meant, after hearing the question, that if he had a wife she would be the first person he would bring.
It's a lot of fuss about very few imo Don't forget that he's not a natural english speaker.
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why?
Because that mention on his wiki page is obviously solely based upon that bit of interview. I didn't mean I wished they were not married.

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Does Stan speaks French or German? Is it only in French that girlfriend/wife/concubine is the same thing?
Not the same thing:

girlfriend = current partner (i.e. until the next one show up)
wife = long time or stable partner
concubine = mostly a legal term only for people who have signed that specific partnership contract.



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It's a lot of fuss about very few imo Don't forget that he's not a natural english speaker.
why fuss?
Lala was righ that this 'news' truly cheer things up here after a really dreadful week so far(indeed in the terms of tennis)

I mean it was really funny to speculate on that
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Does Stan speaks French or German? Is it only in French that girlfriend/wife/concubine is the same thing?
Stan is a French speaker. It is his native language.
Fran, Nat, have you can looked it up on youtube? I like the way he speaks, very swiss-like I guess, but I'm no expert.
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Not the same thing:

girlfriend = current partner (i.e. until the next one show up)
wife = long time or stable partner
concubine = mostly a legal term only for people who have signed that specific partnership contract.

so that's their definition in French?
To me though, gf = current partner, wife = current partner but you just want it in writing, concubine = an ancient term, modern term is mistress, google Tiger Wood.
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In French, it's not uncommon for long time partners to use the terms husband/wife without being legally married. Maybe it was just a matter of lack of proper English vocabulary.
I will second that.
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I mean it was really funny to speculate on that
Yes, much more fun than discussing his current state in tennis.
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