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The Gasket Blowers Chat Thread 5

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Brownie
02-21-2009, 01:43 PM
Does anyone else love Nole/Jo matches? They always seem so evenly matched and I like that rivarly/friendship thing they have going on:)

Eimear O'Mahony
02-21-2009, 01:43 PM
It was a good match to watch Lauren that's for sure. Bring on the next match ;)

Brownie
02-21-2009, 01:46 PM
It was a good match to watch Lauren that's for sure. Bring on the next match ;)
Absolutely:yippee:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-21-2009, 01:48 PM
Simon! Simon! Simon! :yippee: I'd just scream with excitement with a Jo/Gilles final

~*BGT*~
02-21-2009, 03:31 PM
Posey from downtown! Hornets up by 3. NOO Posey throws it away, steal back by Paul, ARGH he misses. Great ending to game - Time out with 20 seconds left, which can be an eternity in a B ball game.

EDIT - OT! Paul why did you miss the shot at the buzzer? I love basketball cuz things can turn around so fast. And yeah Paul messed up at the end-redemption time Chris...Go Hornets.

I actually fell asleep with 5 minutes left to go in the game. :lol:

I like basketball, too! I don't actually have favorite teams or so, I just like watching some random guys play :D



:lol:
I love Scottish English, it's my second fav accent. You must've heard Billy Boyd? His talking is :inlove:

Me too, I've wondered for a long time why doesn't he use his accent. That might make him more attractive :angel:

Tattooed guys usually make me run but Tipsy is kinda cute :)

Have you heard (or seen!) James McAvoy :hearts: I need to see one of his movies :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrk3zZmksE

Simon! Simon! Simon! :yippee: I'd just scream with excitement with a Jo/Gilles final

:awww:

Davodus
02-21-2009, 03:43 PM
im so cut gilles lost
:o oohh well, llodra goes alright

Eimear O'Mahony
02-21-2009, 03:47 PM
I'm in such a bad mood over it Davey its not even funny. I know I shouldn't let tennis get to me like that but when someone I like doesn't even try and was in such an obviously bad mood I can't help but get in a bad mood myself

Davodus
02-21-2009, 03:53 PM
i agree ^^
i get in SHOCKING moods over matches like this :o :lol:

Schu
02-21-2009, 09:13 PM
I'm in such a bad mood over it Davey its not even funny. I know I shouldn't let tennis get to me like that but when someone I like doesn't even try and was in such an obviously bad mood I can't help but get in a bad mood myself

All us Gasquet fans of 2008 can relate to that all too well unfortunately. But 2009 is a new year...

I think Simon is feeling the pressure of keeping a stop in the Top 10. so far this year he really hasn't played nearly as well as last year when he was fighting to get to Top 10. As they say, it's a lot easier to get to top 10 then it is to stay Top 10 - ask Richie and many others.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-21-2009, 10:07 PM
If the media stopped expecting him to fail and saying he doesn't deserve to be in the top 10 then maybe he'd relax and enjoy the experience. You're right though. That's why the people who stay in the top 10 are so special such as Roddick, Federer, Nadal etc...

EternalxJourney
02-22-2009, 03:37 AM
Yeah I am. :p I am from Baton Rouge and should pull for the Hornets, but Sasha and the Lakers are like my Roddick -- I don't pull against them. :p I loves me some Sasha, Pau and Jordan. :)

Even when he cries? :confused::p

~*BGT*~
02-22-2009, 06:34 AM
Even when he cries? :confused::p

I like an emotional man. :p I even love him when he shows how white (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzHCROP6U-Y) he is. :lol: I even love him in Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uiI58ZDSiQ) mode. BTW, that is sooooooooooo funny. :haha:

Venle
02-22-2009, 01:43 PM
Check this out Venle
http://www.thetennischannel.com/sys_media/flash/vt_bagcheck.html
they have Jamie Murray showing the contents of his tennis bag there. Funnily enough though, in this clip his accent is actually similar to Andy's which is weird because I've seen him interviewed on UK channels and his Scottish accent is definitely thicker. Maybe they're told to tone down their accent when they're not in the UK in case people can understand them? I'm not being funny by saying that but the Scottish accent can sometimes be a bit hard to understand ... so can the Irish one too if you're not used to it!
Yeah, it's kinda hard sometimes. :shrug: Seems that all the cute accents are hard at first hearing. :lol: For example, I didn't understand Aussie English (my fav accent) at all, now I do better. :)

Thanks, Eimear, I'll watch that clip!

Ah right so its kind of like a Dunblane regional accent type thing then? I suppose I just have this image in my head of the Scottish accent because of Sir Alex Ferguson, Billy Conolly and Darren Fletcher ... they all have really thick accents :lol: I like Jamie's accent. I just find him easier to understand than Andy. That's not a criticism of Andy. I love him to bits. Hell I love my brother like crazy yet I can hardly understand him sometimes when he talks his accent is that broad :lol:

:lol:
I actually find Andy's accent easier to understand :shrug: But I prefer Jamie's.

They're both nice to listen.




Have you heard (or seen!) James McAvoy :hearts: I need to see one of his movies :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRrk3zZmksE

James McAvoy! :hearts:
I've seen Narnia and I loved him in it :inlove: Have you seen it? :)

Thanks for the link :hug:

Tess Gray
02-22-2009, 02:07 PM
So are the Lakers like the Real Madrid of Basketball?:scratch::lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 03:10 PM
My favourite accent is the Manchester accent ... yes I have an obssession with Manchester I admit it :lol: I do a mean impression of it too actually. One time I was in Manchester and I was doing the accent while talking to my friend and someone came up and asked me if I knew where the Trafford Centre shopping complex was :lol: They thought I was a Manc. I feel like an honorary Manc though. I do love the Aussie accent Venle. Its really, really sexy I think. Hope you enjoyed the clip :)

Its funny you say you find Andy's accent easier to understand because I'm the opposite but I guess we all pick up sounds/accents etc differently.

Davodus
02-22-2009, 03:49 PM
australian accents :yeah: :cool:
thankyou :worship:

RFK
02-22-2009, 03:50 PM
I do like a good scottish accent too. Speaking of James Mcavoy, he's in a play in London, which I'm going to see in a month or two! I'm already so excited!!!
But in general, I prefer foreign (well, europe really) people's accents when they speak English - french in particular. It just melts me! I always wonder what an english accent sounds like when speaking other languages, and whether you can pick up on different english accents in a foreign language.
I find Andy's accent easier to understand too, I guess it depends who's listening!

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 03:55 PM
Yeah there's just something about French guys speaking English that just sounds so, so sweet and so, so sexy. I love hearing the French tennis players talk English. They're all pretty good. Richard is getting better every time I hear him. He's sweet when he talks in English

Keijan
02-22-2009, 04:46 PM
Sorry, I have to jump in :lol: I've often heard people saying the French accent was very cute, but I'm trying so hard to get rid of it ! I find it more stupid than anything actually. It's nearly painful for me to listen to Richie or Jo speaking English :lol: So I have to know what you all find so sexy in it :D

As for you RFK, I don't know in other languages but you can tell if someone is coming from UK or Australia/USA (with a little training) if they're speaking in French, and the UK accent is commonly recognised as a very classy accent -the british touch, you know!

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 04:49 PM
Oh they sound great Marion believe me!!! Even when I was in France I loved it when my boyfriend spoke in English. It was so sexy :)

Keijan
02-22-2009, 05:11 PM
You dated a Frenchman ? Did he try to give you frog's thigh or Burgundy's snails or cheese ? :rolls:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 05:16 PM
He was a Bulgarian native actually but had been living in France for years. We lived in the same house together with 10 others. We were both Erasmus students but he'd been there longer than me. I was offered but I declined :lol:

RFK
02-22-2009, 05:46 PM
Ah right, thank you!
I love french accents. Definately sexy on guys, gives that kind of smouldering effect!:lol:

Keijan
02-22-2009, 06:11 PM
I'm going Erasmus next year in Spain, Eimear ! (which is why I spend hours on this board instead of learning my Spanish :lol:) your experience sounds great :D everyone I know who had an Erasmus year told me it was the best part of their studies, I'm really looking forward (as well as fearing) it.

I learned a new word thanks to you RFK ! would have never guessed what smouldering meant without my dictionnary :lol:

reggie1
02-22-2009, 06:17 PM
Hi girlies! :wavey:
Keijan are you called Marion?
What exactly is an Erasmus year, I just looked it up and it said it's practical learning on social and Economic issues. I'd never heard of it.:o

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 06:21 PM
Sorry, I have to jump in :lol: I've often heard people saying the French accent was very cute, but I'm trying so hard to get rid of it ! I find it more stupid than anything actually. It's nearly painful for me to listen to Richie or Jo speaking English :lol: So I have to know what you all find so sexy in it :D

As for you RFK, I don't know in other languages but you can tell if someone is coming from UK or Australia/USA (with a little training) if they're speaking in French, and the UK accent is commonly recognised as a very classy accent -the british touch, you know!


I can pick out accents in other languages vaguely but am always surprised that you don't get ours as British accents are really really regional

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 06:21 PM
Erasmus was the best time of my life. I only went for one semester but it was fantastic. I fell in love for the first time in my life, made some amazing friends from all over the world and got to experience France. It was unbelievable. Hey Vicky hunny how ya doing? :wavey: Erasmus is the name given to an exchange programme between European universities. It counts towards your college results as you go to college in another country, sit their exams and pass their exams and it ties in with the course you're doing in your home college. I dunno if that makes sense?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 06:23 PM
I can pick out accents in other languages vaguely but am always surprised that you don't get ours as British accents are really really regional

So are the Irish yet only Irish people can distinguish between the Irish regional accents. A Cork accent is completely different to a Dublin accent, which is completely different to a west of Ireland accent. If any of you guys are Westlife fans listen to Shane talk and listen to Nicky talk and see if you can tell the differences in their accents. I love all the different British accents - Scouse, Manc, Geordie, Cockney and probably loads more. I think they're really great

Keijan
02-22-2009, 06:26 PM
Yes Marion is my name :wavey::)
No no it's not ^^ it's a european programm for students who want to spend a year abroad in another school or university. Basically it's accords between for example, a Spanish and a French university (like in my case) where they decide that let's say 6 French students can exchange their place with 6 Spanish ones. It can last one year or six months. A lot of people try to do it because it's awesome and not too expensive since (at least here) the government helps us a lot.

here you have more info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERASMUS_programme

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 06:29 PM
Would you believe I didn't get any help from my government at ALL. The only thing we didn't have to do was pay fees to the college in France. Everything else we had to pay for ourselves in terms of food and rent and things like that. Its crazy. Its completely subbed in the UK as far as I know

Keijan
02-22-2009, 06:33 PM
Really ? That sucks :/ We get some help here, not much but around 200, 300€ a month which really helps for the rent when you can't count on much money from your parents. Actually I calculated everything and it would be twice more expensive for me to stay in Paris next year than to go in Spain with the state's help !

reggie1
02-22-2009, 06:37 PM
Hi Eimear
Oh thanks Marion. What a brilliant way to get to live aborad for a whole year and learn more of a language. Sounds like lots of fun. Your english is so good Marion, have you ever lived in England?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 06:37 PM
You're incredibly lucky Marion. Our government is really bad like that. We get very little financial help for ANYTHING! I'm out of work injured and I get hardly any money so I'm pretty much broke all the time :( I know why people are emigrating to Australia!

Keijan
02-22-2009, 06:57 PM
Thank you reggie ! I've been to England some times but never lived there. But I like to read a lot and watch movies in English so that's probably why :)
Yeah Eimear, I heard about the awful health system in UK, they absolutely don't help the people in need. Our president is a total jerk but at least we have some security in this domain there :/

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 07:03 PM
I'm in Ireland Marion and, whatever you've heard about England, ours is worse than that! Its an absolute JOKE!

Keijan
02-22-2009, 07:06 PM
Oh, sorry ! I always forgot that Ireland isn't part of United Kingdom but of Great Britain. I always confuse the two :banghead: I'm very sorry ! It's so stupid. Hope you'll forgive me :sad:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 07:09 PM
Its really complicated Marion but basically you're thinking of Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom (The UK being the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). I'm actually from the Republic of Ireland, which has no links to the UK at all in that department. It is an extremely complicated situation to explain and very few people outside Ireland and the UK understand it so don't worry or feel bad about it :hug:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 07:11 PM
Found this little statement on Wikipedia. Don't know if it'll help or confuse you Marion but here goes anyway hun

Politically, the state Ireland (described as the Republic of Ireland)[2] covers five-sixths of the island, with Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom, covering the remainder in the north-east.

Keijan
02-22-2009, 07:17 PM
Yeah I do know there are two Irelands: Eire and Ulster right ? But the two don't have any political link with each other ? You're part of the European Union too? Do you use euros ? so many questions :lol:
Do you speak Irish by the way ? Is it very different from English ?
We're heading further than the Richie topic there, sorry :lol: But I find all that very interesting :)

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 07:23 PM
Yup Ireland uses Euros. I presume Northern Ireland doesn't but I've never been there so not 100% sure

To complicate things further Scotland have their own bank notes but you can also use English notes there.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 07:34 PM
Yeah Tori, Northern Ireland uses sterling. I went to Belfast for a Backstreet Boys concert and I had to get sterling. Marion ... you see this is where it gets complicated ... Ulster is a province made up of 9 counties ... 6 of those counties belong to Northern Ireland and 3 of those counties belong to the Republic of Ireland. No we have no political links with Northern Ireland or the UK. Yeah we're part of the EU and in the Euro Zone. I speak Irish but I'm not totally fluent. Very few people in Ireland do. We learn it in school as a language in the same way we learn French and Spanish. It is COMPLETELY different from English and a very difficult language to learn

reggie1
02-22-2009, 08:18 PM
Oh, sorry ! I always forgot that Ireland isn't part of United Kingdom but of Great Britain. I always confuse the two :banghead: I'm very sorry ! It's so stupid. Hope you'll forgive me :sad:

Marion, most english people get confused over it so don't worry. And as for going off topic tbh, we hardly ever discuss Richard on the chat thread. We are all such chatterboxes on here that we talk about anything and everything :D

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 08:24 PM
I remember having several 'discussions' with an English girl over the whole history of the Troubles in the North and the exact political status of Northern Ireland. It is a fascinating subject but one which can lead you down a whole path that mightn't be pleasant :lol:

tennis lover
02-22-2009, 08:24 PM
My favourite accent is the Manchester accent
:speakles: :sobbing: :o

But in general, I prefer foreign (well, europe really) people's accents when they speak English - french in particular.
:drool:
I'm going Erasmus next year in Spain, Eimear ! (which is why I spend hours on this board instead of learning my Spanish :lol:) your experience sounds great :D everyone I know who had an Erasmus year told me it was the best part of their studies, I'm really looking forward (as well as fearing) it.
I did an Erasmus year in France last year and loved it! I would recommend it to anyone. :D
I love all the different British accents - Scouse, Manc, Geordie, Cockney and probably loads more. I think they're really great
:speakles: again!!! I really dislike all of the accents you mentioned, especially Scouse! :lol:
Would you believe I didn't get any help from my government at ALL. The only thing we didn't have to do was pay fees to the college in France. Everything else we had to pay for ourselves in terms of food and rent and things like that. Its crazy. Its completely subbed in the UK as far as I know
I had a lot of help, we got a grant which was enough to live off and have some left over at the end (which I spent on travelling! :o ) and I spent a lot of money during the year so now I am more broke than ever! :lol:

Brownie
02-22-2009, 08:28 PM
A question to you other English speaking people: do American accents sound a lot different from your own compared to Australian (if your from the UK) or English or Scottish (if your from Australia)? For the most part, I can tell British and Australian accents from one another, but sometimes I get them confused. I always thought they sounded more similar to each other than to an American accent, but I wasn't sure if that's just because I'm American. Or maybe it'd be better to ask the non-English speakers which accents sound more similar:scratch:

Sorry if I worded this in a weird way:lol:

reggie1
02-22-2009, 08:31 PM
I remember having several 'discussions' with an English girl over the whole history of the Troubles in the North and the exact political status of Northern Ireland. It is a fascinating subject but one which can lead you down a whole path that mightn't be pleasant :lol:
Hmm somewhat of a hot potato. I must admit I am not great at history or geography as I dropped both for languages at school.

reggie1
02-22-2009, 08:33 PM
A question to you other English speaking people: do American accents sound a lot different from your own compared to Australian (if your from the UK) or English or Scottish (if your from Australia)? For the most part, I can tell British and Australian accents from one another, but sometimes I get them confused. I always thought they sounded more similar to each other than to an American accent, but I wasn't sure if that's just because I'm American. Or maybe it'd be better to ask the non-English speakers which accents sound more similar:scratch:

Sorry if I worded this in a weird way:lol:I can always tell them apart Lauren, I think it's all to do with the pronounciation of vowels. I really like the southern American Accent, I remember really liking Bucky Covington's accent on American Idol. Especially the way, he kept calling women ma'am.

tennis lover
02-22-2009, 08:37 PM
A question to you other English speaking people: do American accents sound a lot different from your own compared to Australian (if your from the UK) or English or Scottish (if your from Australia)? For the most part, I can tell British and Australian accents from one another, but sometimes I get them confused. I always thought they sounded more similar to each other than to an American accent, but I wasn't sure if that's just because I'm American. Or maybe it'd be better to ask the non-English speakers which accents sound more similar:scratch:

Sorry if I worded this in a weird way:lol:
I can always tell the difference between American, British and Australian accents. I kind of think the Australian accent is a mixture of an American and English accent for some reason! :lol: I cannot however tell the difference between Canadian and American accents, or Australian and New Zealand accents. :o

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 08:40 PM
I can American British Australian and New Zealand but I can't American and Canadian either.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 08:46 PM
No I hate the scouse accent too tennis lover. I was just mentioning it as one of the accents I can distinguish between. I know the Manc accent sounds very common (or 'dead' common as the Mancs would say) but I like it anyway ... probably because I feel Manchester is my 2nd home and I love the people and Man U. Lauren, interesting question. I couldn't distinguish an American accent from a Canadian one (Greg Rusedski sounds American to me for e.g.) nor an Australian from a New Zealand one. I can, however distinguish between a British and Australian/New Zealand accent and an American accent from a British accent. I also think the southern American accent is quite cool

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 08:49 PM
Just read back over my post and realise I did say loved but what I mean is ... I love the fact the UK has so many distinguishable accents. It is great because an Irish accent is an Irish accent no matter where in Ireland the person is from whereas if you're from the UK not only do they know you're British if you have the accents I mentioned above you can tell what PART of the UK you're from

tennis lover
02-22-2009, 09:01 PM
it is quite nice that we can distinguish between regions and stuff. but I am Welsh but I have a very southern English accent, people find that hard to deal with! :lol:

Brownie
02-22-2009, 09:02 PM
Thanks for your inputs:) I was always curious about it! For the most part, I usually can't tell the difference between American and Canadian either (unless someone has a really wacky Canadian accent:lol:). And I definitely wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Australian and New Zealand.

Keijan
02-22-2009, 09:10 PM
tennis lover, in which city did you make your Erasmus ? What were you studying ? Tu dois parler un excellent français alors :angel:

We have a lot of different accents in France too (especially in the south of France, where two cities separated by a river can speak very differently :lol:) Since France and Great Britain are such small countries (in size, comparated to USA or Russia) and we have so many accents already, there must be an enormous amount of accents in USA which is so big :eek: does it happen that people absolutely don't get each other there ?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 09:18 PM
it is quite nice that we can distinguish between regions and stuff. but I am Welsh but I have a very southern English accent, people find that hard to deal with! :lol:

Have you spent time in the South of England then tennis lover to have an accent? Saying that though I've been told I have a Dublin accent even though I've never lived in Dublin in my life and the longest I've spent there at any one time has been overnight a couple of times for concerts etc ...

Keijan
02-22-2009, 09:19 PM
By the way, I don't know if you ever saw that vid but since we're speaking about languages it had to surface at some point ! I never get tired of watching it, it's possibly the funniest thing I ever saw :haha:
Have a look !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hJQsvoY6VU

tennis lover
02-22-2009, 09:20 PM
tennis lover, in which city did you make your Erasmus ? What were you studying ? Tu dois parler un excellent français alors :angel:
je suis pas mal mais je crois pas que je parle un excellent français non plus!!! j'étais à Bordeaux. tu viens d'où en France? et je m'appelle Jo :p

reggie1
02-22-2009, 09:21 PM
No, I can't tell the difference between US/Canadian and NZ/Aus accents. Apparently French canadians have a really strong accent and french people can always notice the difference. I really like regional accents. I actually like the Scouse one. Especially, when it's been softened a bit by living down south, it's just that it's a little easier for us southerners to understand.

tennis lover
02-22-2009, 09:23 PM
Have you spent time in the South of England then tennis lover to have an accent? Saying that though I've been told I have a Dublin accent even though I've never lived in Dublin in my life and the longest I've spent there at any one time has been overnight a couple of times for concerts etc ...
well I live right on the border so there isn't a really strong welsh accent where I come from anyway and I just never picked it up as much as other people. And I'm at uni in Bristol so I guess my accent become slightly more English because of that! :shrug: (although my accent is definitely not Bristolian!!! :o )

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 09:25 PM
It always fascinates me how you can pick up accents when you live somewhere or your accent changes slightly. My Irish accent definitely became a lot more pronounced when I lived in France because there was an Irish lad living with us who had a really thick accent and his accent rubbed off on me a bit

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 09:27 PM
Oh Jo I've been to Bordeaux. I spent a week with my friend in Mont-de-Marsane which is about 3/4 of an hour from Bordeaux. Lovely city. J'ai passé mon année Erasmus a Lille au nord de la France

Keijan
02-22-2009, 09:32 PM
Eimear don't tell me you used your stay in France to work on your Irish with your countrymen :lol:
:wavey: Jo! Bordeaux is a lovely city indeed ! I'm from Auxerre, if you were with Frenchmen who like football you probably heard of this city which has a good team, otherwise no chance you know this name :lol: it's in Burgundy (Bourgogne ?), where we make some of the finest wines :angel: right now I'm living in Paris for studies :)

reggie1
02-22-2009, 09:34 PM
Oh Marion that is so funny and so true! They teach you the most ridiculous things to say. I remember the first thing I learnt in Spanish was "Where's the toilet paper?". Talk about a conversation opener! I love Eddie Izzard. Is his french accent good?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 09:36 PM
There were three of us in the house and every night we'd have a cup of tea in my room for an hour. We called it 'Irish time'. Other than that, I stayed away from speaking English even with the English and Irish people. I hung around with my boyfriend and his friends who were all French speaking. There was a Moroccan, a Tunisian, an Albanian, my boyfriend (who was Bulgarian) and then my friend Fiona who was English but even we spoke French together. We were there to learn French not speak in English :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 09:36 PM
Oh and as a huge footie fan of course I've heard of Auxerre. Did Phillipe Mexes and Djibril Cissé play for you guys?

Keijan
02-22-2009, 09:40 PM
reggie, Eddie's accent is awesome :lol: there is some words he manages to say perfectly right and some others where he has the thickest British accent, it's so strange but so funny :haha: he even manages to produce a French accent in English "Speed"... you gotta love him !

I was just kidding Eimear :hug: hey I hope you got to hang out with some French people too ! even if the Moroccan and Tunisian people very often speak French without the smallest accent or mistake.

Brownie
02-22-2009, 09:43 PM
tennis lover, in which city did you make your Erasmus ? What were you studying ? Tu dois parler un excellent français alors :angel:

We have a lot of different accents in France too (especially in the south of France, where two cities separated by a river can speak very differently :lol:) Since France and Great Britain are such small countries (in size, comparated to USA or Russia) and we have so many accents already, there must be an enormous amount of accents in USA which is so big :eek: does it happen that people absolutely don't get each other there ?
The south definitely has a distinct accent (which you can probably tell), but to me, it seems like the rest of the US has about the same accent. People from the midwest (Michigan, Wisconsin, etc.) have a slight accent compared to the northeast. I can't recall any time when I couldn't understand another American because of their accent...only if they mumble too much when they talk:lol:

Keijan
02-22-2009, 09:44 PM
:lol: I can't believe you've heard of the AJA (Auxerre football team !) Yeah they were both in the team (Cissé's haircuts are legendary now) and the coach Guy Roux is a good friend of my grandfather (he's quite famous in France.) But I can't tell you much more, as I was never ever interested in football ^^

xhr75019
02-22-2009, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the sketch link, very funny !
Talking about languages, do you guys know Victor Borge?
If you don't look at that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF4qii8S3gw
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ehCFbVhT6o
Totally hilarious.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 09:49 PM
Yeah I got to know a bit about French football because me and my ex were obssessed with football. We went to a few LOSC Lille Métropole matches. I didn't really get to hang out with any 'Frenchies' as such except for college because my college was 40 minutes by Métro from where I was staying so when I was finished in college I just headed straight back to my house. I was extremely close to my boyfriend and we spent nearly every waking moment together. We were a real tight nit group. The French people I mixed with in college were really great people. I'm going to watch that Eddie izzard video once the Roddick/Stepanek match is over

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 09:50 PM
I love that if you don't understand french that was fucking funny lol.


I can't do a french accent at all I must sound really English

Keijan
02-22-2009, 09:54 PM
It's not over yet ? I'm not sure for which one, Stepanek or Roddick, I care less :o
As for me I'm heading to bed, since classes are starting again tomorrow :sad: I'm gonna bookmark those videos Xavier and watch tomorrow :) sweet dreams everyone, and don't forget your French homework Eimear :wavey: :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 09:54 PM
You're not the only one Tori. I sound Irish when I talk French. It bugs me! I try to do the French accent but it just doesn't happen for me

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 09:56 PM
Roddick has championship point. I'm just watching it 'cause I'm bored sitting in my sister's house minding her kids while she's out drinking! Night, night hun. I'll do my homework I promise :hug: :wavey:

xhr75019
02-22-2009, 10:01 PM
Night Marion. Eimear, is Victor Borge completely forgotten nowadays?

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 10:07 PM
You just don't learn useful stuff at school. I want to be able to tell the bloke selling model eiffel towers to bugger off after he has hassled me for the tenth time. Did school teach me that, nope.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:07 PM
Oh my God :haha: I just watched the trophy presentation of the Memphis tournie. They presented the guys with the wrong trophies :haha: Radek Stepanek was the runner up and he got the winners trophy and Andy Roddick the winner got the runners up trophy so Radek presented Andy with the winners trophy :lol: Would you believe I've never heard of Victor Borge Xavier. I'm just gonna watch that clip now

tennis lover
02-22-2009, 10:08 PM
:wavey: Jo! Bordeaux is a lovely city indeed ! I'm from Auxerre, if you were with Frenchmen who like football you probably heard of this city which has a good team, otherwise no chance you know this name :lol: it's in Burgundy (Bourgogne ?), where we make some of the finest wines :angel: right now I'm living in Paris for studies :)
it is lovely. :D yes, you do make some nice wines in Bourgogne but not as nice as the Bordeaux wines obviously! :angel: what do you study?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:11 PM
Victor Borge is quite funny actually. I'm loving his take on the punctuation marks. He's good

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:12 PM
They don't teach you the swear words either Tori funnily enough :lol:

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 10:16 PM
I find swearing really interesting actually. Like in the English language we have tons of swear words for all occassions but welsh don't really have many or they are round about phrases rather than words so you will hear people chat in welsh but all the swear words are in English. I'd be quite interested to learn some French swear words if anyone wants to oblige.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:23 PM
I only know two merde (shit) and putain (fuck) I know motherfucker in Indian but I don't know how to spell it. It sounds like maderchud or something like that

xhr75019
02-22-2009, 10:31 PM
Quite funny ? The man was a worldwide legend for 40 years, you know? Watch the other clip Eimear, the one about inflationnary language. He was mainly a fabulous musician, though, almost all his sketches are done on the piano, those two are an exception.

Keijan
02-22-2009, 10:32 PM
I wanted to go to bed :lol: you guys are meanies !
I study architecture Jo. What about you ?
(don't tell anyone but I prefer the Bordeaux wines too :lol:)

Okay, now to a French swearings lesson.

A good one is putain de bordel de merde de putain de bordel de merde, when you're really upset, for example when someone bumped into your car with his. putain is whore or fuck, bordel is brothel, merde is shit. Add as much "putain de bordel de merde" as needed to make yourself feel better.

Telling the tour Eiffel sellers to fuck off : va te faire foutre, va te faire enculer (nice variant) or if you want to be a little more polite : allez vous faire foutre/enculer :lol:

it sucks : fait chier ! (also found in putain de bordel de fait chier de merde.)

After you have all the nice names : pute (another word for whore/bitch), connard/enculé, trou du cul (asshole)... there is a lot more, but I can't think of any (I'm a very polite person, I only use "putain" twice a minute :lol: Xavier, any ideas ?

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 10:35 PM
Twll tin is arsehole in Welsh I think. I thought Putain was whore is it not whore or is it versatile and both?

edit ooh thanks keijan

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:35 PM
Really? I'd genuinely never heard of him Xavier ... he mustn't have made it big in Ireland or the UK because I like my comedy and I would have heard of him. The other clip is brilliant. I prefer it to the first one. I can see why he was a legend though and I can't understand why he didn't make it over here (or maybe I'm just too young ... ?)

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:37 PM
I used to use grosse pute all the time in France :lol: My gang used it as an 'affectionate nickname' :lol: I know it means fat whore so don't ask me WHY it was an affectionate nickname :haha:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:38 PM
putain de bordel de fait chier de merde

I think I've heard Gillou use this phrase in his matches :lol:

Even now I'm back I still use putain the WHOLE time. My friends find it quite funny

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 10:44 PM
my swear words of choice are bugger and bloody.

Keijan
02-22-2009, 10:44 PM
Some historical lessons now :lol:
Putain is an old word to say "whore", you won't hear it in that meaning nowadays (you now use "pute", "salope" (bitch)...) But you still hear it a loooot since it's as much used as "fuck" is in English-speaking countries (at least I suppose).

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:46 PM
You're a good girl then Tori :lol: I tend to use feck a lot which is a milder form of fuck used in Ireland. Never learnt any swear words in Irish ... I might think of some more in a minute

tennis lover
02-22-2009, 10:48 PM
I wanted to go to bed :lol: you guys are meanies !
I study architecture Jo. What about you ?
(don't tell anyone but I prefer the Bordeaux wines too :lol:)
I study maths (and a little bit of french :p )

I think putain was probably my most used word during my year in Bordeaux! :o

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 10:48 PM
Sounds like it is probably used more lol. I use ffs when I'm typing but rarely say fuck in real life. I say bugger all the time though. and if I'm really upset bollocks.

Do you guys in general swear alot? I remember at school we got told that swearing is mainly a British thing but I think that was prob their way of trying to stop us looking up french swear words in the dictionary.

xhr75019
02-22-2009, 10:49 PM
More Victor Borge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcV19rylSZc

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:49 PM
Oh yeah I forgot bollocks ... I learned that one from Auf Wiedersehn Pet

Keijan
02-22-2009, 10:50 PM
oh I forgot a good one : enfoiré, very useful. Most of my teachers and people driving in Paris are enfoirés.
Gillou sure uses putain de bordel etc a LOT :lol: Jo and Gaël swear very little on court, their mothers taught them well :angel: the best is Richie. With his accent, he says "putainggg" :haha: just wait I think I have a vid somewhere, after the Roddick-in-Wimbledon match...

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 10:53 PM
Oh yeah I forgot bollocks ... I learned that one from Auf Wiedersehn Pet

is bollocks not generally used then in Ireland?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:54 PM
Oh now this I have to see Marion :haha: Can I just add I am LOVING the conversation we're having from the beginning to now about languags/culture etc ... definitely the most interesting conversation I've had on this forum

Keijan
02-22-2009, 10:54 PM
I love maths, Jo :D

Young people tend to swear a lot (I'm at univ) but everyone is swearing yeah. What I told you are common use, you hear them in the street, etc. There are others which are a lot worse than those, but I couldn't say them, even less write them :lol:

I can't find the vid anymore, it was deleted. :sad:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:55 PM
Not as much. I say it a bit but it wouldn't be the most common swear word to be honest with you. One girl I work with says 'me bollocks' all the time but she's the only one I know who uses it. Yup, Gillou swears a LOT on court. We should send Sam to spank him :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 10:55 PM
Aw what a shame. I was really looking forward to seeing that!

xhr75019
02-22-2009, 10:58 PM
he mustn't have made it big in Ireland or the UK because I like my comedy and I would have heard of him.

Oh yes he did, big time, but it was before your time. The guy used to sell out big theaters in UK on his annual tour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Borge

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:01 PM
Wow. You have me intrigued now Xavier. I'll definitely investigat further

Brownie
02-22-2009, 11:01 PM
I love maths, Jo :D

Young people tend to swear a lot (I'm at univ) but everyone is swearing yeah. What I told you are common use, you hear them in the street, etc. There are others which are a lot worse than those, but I couldn't say them, even less write them :lol:

I can't find the vid anymore, it was deleted. :sad:

Were you looking for this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC24TzYlnE0

xhr75019
02-22-2009, 11:03 PM
Sorry I didn't participate at the gros mots discussion.

Did you watch the Liszt Rhapsody bit? It's unbelievable.

Keijan
02-22-2009, 11:06 PM
Yeah thank you Xavier, I just found it and was going to post it too :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC24TzYlnE0&feature=related
His accent makes me want to hide in a mouse hole :help:
So the putaingg (not as loud as he usually says on court, but that'll do) is from 1:55.

Keijan
02-22-2009, 11:07 PM
I enjoyed the discussion a lot too Eimear :hug: And I'm supposed to wake at 6:30 tomorrow :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:07 PM
Yeah I did ... absolutely fantastic. This guy is a genius. It was one of him on court swearing I think Laur. Marion wanted me to hear Rich pronounce putain

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:10 PM
Oh so that's what he said to make the journos laugh in the end. He says it with a slight American twang. It's cute!

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:11 PM
Oh God help you tomorrow Marion :hug:

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 11:11 PM
Yeah thank you Xavier, I just found it and was going to post it too :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC24TzYlnE0&feature=related
His accent makes me want to hide in a mouse hole :help:
So the putaingg (not as loud as he usually says on court, but that'll do) is from 1:55.

whats wrong with his accent?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:11 PM
It was the right video. Thanks Lauren :hug:

xhr75019
02-22-2009, 11:12 PM
Off to bed bye gals

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:13 PM
I can't believe he swore in a press conference. Can you tell me that little exchange? The volume is extremely low. He says What does that mean? or something and then he goes on and a bit later says 'c'est vrai' and then putain

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:13 PM
Night Xavier hunny :hugs: :wavey: Sweet dreams

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 11:18 PM
I can't believe he swore in a press conference. Can you tell me that little exchange? The volume is extremely low. He says What does that mean? or something and then he goes on and a bit later says 'c'est vrai' and then putain

i think I'm probably wrong but they told him the time he had to play the next day and it was about that.


It is now my birthday. How depressing ;)

Keijan
02-22-2009, 11:19 PM
Sorry Lauren, you were the one who found it not Xavier, my mistake :hug:


His face is the funniest :lol: here is what he said : "at what time ? (journalist says at noon, time he has to play Federer (they finished the Roddick match very late)) je joue à midi là ? moi ? nan (popular form of "non") c'est vrai ? ah putain là, ouais là c'est pas..."
But I thought you'd be hearing his accent better. I really need to find you a vid where he swears on court. I'm dying laughing at each time :lol:

Keijan
02-22-2009, 11:21 PM
Night Xavier !

Cloudygirl (what's your name btw ?) it's just that I can't stand the French accent in English. I'm trying badly to get ride of my mine, I feel like I sound so stupid :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:23 PM
I still can't believe he's swearing at a press conference :lol: So that's what they were talking about. His face is a picture. He looks totally confused and then when he starts laughing its funny

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:24 PM
Happy birthday Tori! :aparty:

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 11:27 PM
Vickie or Tori. Most people on here are calling me Tori as you already have a Vicky. I don't mind which as long as it's not Victoria. I hate Victoria.

I think his accent really doesn't sound that bad. Most of the French players speak pretty good English, his English is way better than Nadal's for example. I mean I can't talk I couldn't do a presser in Spanish or French but Rafa always makes the same errors and I always think why doesn't someone just tell him. I hope they would for me.

Keijan
02-22-2009, 11:29 PM
Ok then, happy birthday Tori :hug:
I'm definitely off to bed this time guys. Sweet dreams once more ;)

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:32 PM
I admire any of the guys on tour who attempt to do press conferences/speeches in English if its not their native language. I've had to give presentations in French and its NOT easy. The nerves are unbelievable. I think richard's improved year after year. Gilles and Jo are the best but Richard isn't far behind in fairness. Nadal has come a long way too I have to say. Night Marion. Speak tomorrow :hug:

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 11:35 PM
I find Gilles a bit sarcastic sometimes and I'm never sure if it is because he means to and his English is that good or if it just comes out that way.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:40 PM
How do you mean Tori? Have you any examples in mind? I'm not having a go don't worry I'm just genuinely curious as to what you mean by that

Cloudygirl
02-22-2009, 11:48 PM
I can't find it on youtube there was an interview at one of the aussie tournies this year. And there was another interview too. I'll have a root about tomorrow night and see if I can come up with links. I didnt think it was rude more funny sarcastic but couldn't work out if it was intentional or not.

I like Gilles a lot I think he is very bright

Eimear O'Mahony
02-22-2009, 11:51 PM
I do actually know what you mean. He's VERY sarcastic. Even in Marseille after he won against Benneteau and he said 'I am Hawkeye they always ask me when they want to know' or things like 'If I didn't have to serve i'd be the king of the world' to some they can come across as arrogant but I find them funny and sarcastic and I get that sense of humour because I have a similar sense of humour

~*BGT*~
02-23-2009, 02:59 AM
So are the Lakers like the Real Madrid of Basketball?:scratch::lol:

Ummm... I don't have a clue. :lol:

Venle
02-23-2009, 05:45 AM
My favourite accent is the Manchester accent ... yes I have an obssession with Manchester I admit it :lol: I do a mean impression of it too actually. One time I was in Manchester and I was doing the accent while talking to my friend and someone came up and asked me if I knew where the Trafford Centre shopping complex was :lol: They thought I was a Manc. I feel like an honorary Manc though. I do love the Aussie accent Venle. Its really, really sexy I think. Hope you enjoyed the clip :)

Its funny you say you find Andy's accent easier to understand because I'm the opposite but I guess we all pick up sounds/accents etc differently.

Great story :rolls: I don't actually remember what Manc accent sounds like. Hmm..
Aussie accent is sexy :hearts:

Thanks, I did. It's one of my bookmarks now. :)

Yeah, first I heard him talking, I thought "how am I supposed to understand this?" :lol: But I guess it depends a lot on who is listening, someone finds some other accent easier ;)

Yeah there's just something about French guys speaking English that just sounds so, so sweet and so, so sexy. I love hearing the French tennis players talk English. They're all pretty good. Richard is getting better every time I hear him. He's sweet when he talks in English

French English! Oh wow, I love listening to their English too. One word for Richie's accent: sexy :cool:

How do you like Rafa's English, Eimear? I think it's sweet. :awww: Thank you very much, no?


Everyone :hug: You've always changed the subject when I pop in. :p

Venle
02-23-2009, 06:16 AM
Happy birthday Tori! :hug: :aparty:

His face is the funniest :lol: here is what he said : "at what time ? (journalist says at noon, time he has to play Federer (they finished the Roddick match very late)) je joue à midi là ? moi ? nan (popular form of "non") c'est vrai ? ah putain là, ouais là c'est pas..."
But I thought you'd be hearing his accent better. I really need to find you a vid where he swears on court. I'm dying laughing at each time :lol:

Aww, that one! :rolls: That's when I learned the swear word for the first time.. :p My French lessons hadn't started yet.

How sweet would it be if Richie had as good run on the South-Western London grass again? :yippee:

I'm trying badly to get ride of my mine, I feel like I sound so stupid :lol:
:hug:
I have the same feeling with my Finnish accent, I think I sound like an idiot, putting words behind words. :lol: :help:

Once I listened to Hewitt's interview and then Jarkko's. I was shocked. :rolls:

reggie1
02-23-2009, 09:05 AM
I'd never heard of Victor Borge, Xavier, those videos are so funny.
Why do you guys find Richard's accent so funny? Is the southern accent just viewed as comical and less inteligent sounding than the northern one? I'm just curious as I've heard a few French people laugh at Richard's accent.

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 09:18 AM
I'd never heard of Victor Borge, Xavier, those videos are so funny.

Glad you like them reggie. Go on his wikipedia page there are hysterical one liners.

Why do you guys find Richard's accent so funny? Is the southern accent just viewed as comical and less inteligent sounding than the northern one? I'm just curious as I've heard a few French people laugh at Richard's accent.

Certainly not less intelligent. Some people might view it as maybe less distinguished ? Actually he lost a good amount of his accent. But when he was younger it was very very thick, it was cute and kinda comical.

reggie1
02-23-2009, 09:57 AM
Certainly not less intelligent. Some people might view it as maybe less distinguished ? Actually he lost a good amount of his accent. But when he was younger it was very very thick, it was cute and kinda comical. So is it less "posh" as we would say in England? Do you have a posh/upper class system in France like we do in England?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 09:57 AM
It might be just a case of a London accent vs a Scouse accent or something like that Vicky ... 1 accent is just easier on the ears than the others (I'll leave you work out which one that is :lol:). The French accents are probably like that too. Some are easier to listen to than others. Venle, I think Nadal's English is really sweet. He isn't the best but he tries and he's improved so much and its the way he says things that make me go 'Awww' My favourite foreigner speaking English HAS to be Cristiano Ronaldo though. He just sounds SOOO cute and says 'And I think' all the time. God I'm obssessed aren't I? :haha:

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 10:55 AM
Wow you raise a big subject reggie (Vicky?).
I think the main difference is that we had 1789 revolution and aristocracy suposedly lost its privileges long time ago. Its not so much that you have monarchy and we don't. I am thinking more about things like the Chamber of the Lords or the "Esquire protecting his villagers" system that survived a long time (until the beginning of XXth century?) as you can see in such wonderful TV series as "Wives and Daughters" or "Cranford". That kind of things seems very "exotic" to us. Of course we have social classes but they would be more along the line of Grande bourgeoisie/Petite bourgeoisie/Nouveaux pauvres. Since the motto of french republic is "Liberté, égalité, fraternité" we tend to hate social differences, while they seem more accepted in Great Britain. And culturally speaking (only culturally, not financially) the influence of upper class tends to dissolve into the general lowering of values of a triumphant lower middle class society. Does it make sense to you? Of course it's just my take.

(If you knew how hard it is for me to 1)sort out my thoughts 2)put them in english, you wouldn't ask such questions :))

Brownie
02-23-2009, 11:03 AM
I know I sound like I'm 10 years old, but my university has a snow day today!!! :woohoo: The whole state just got slammed by snow last night:D Ok, back to bed:lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 11:08 AM
Woo hoo!!! Go you Lauren! Don't go back to bed though! Get up, get dressed and make a snowman! :lol:

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 11:18 AM
Hi Lauren

Brownie
02-23-2009, 11:20 AM
Haha, I saw there was tennis on, and didn't go back to sleep:p I think I'll save the snowman making for later in the day;)

Hi Xavier. How are you?

Masha91
02-23-2009, 11:21 AM
I wish we had snow here, it's so hot and humid right now. I got a new laptop because I was having so many problems on my desktop, fingers crossed this one is much better!

reggie1
02-23-2009, 11:23 AM
Wow you raise a big subject reggie (Vicky?).
I think the main difference is that we had 1789 revolution and aristocracy suposedly lost its privileges long time ago. Its not so much that you have monarchy and we don't. I am thinking more about things like the Chamber of the Lords or the "Esquire protecting his villagers" system that survived a long time (until the beginning of XXth century?) as you can see in such wonderful TV series as "Wives and Daughters" or "Cranford". That kind of things seems very "exotic" to us. Of course we have social classes but they would be more along the line of Grande bourgeoisie/Petite bourgeoisie/Nouveaux pauvres. Since the motto of french republic is "Liberté, égalité, fraternité" we tend to hate social differences, while they seem more accepted in Great Britain. And culturally speaking (only culturally, not financially) the influence of upper class tends to dissolve into the general lowering of values of a triumphant lower middle class society. Does it make sense to you? Of course it's just my take.

(If you knew how hard it is for me to 1)sort out my thoughts 2)put them in english, you wouldn't ask such questions :))
I'm sorry Xavier, :lol: You can reply in French if you like and I'll try my best to understand it. I understood your answer in English perfectly (your English is really good). Do you like/watch english programmes/comedy? I've been watching TV5 monde/europe to try to help me with my french but they all talk so fast! :o
Yes, we do have a real class system in England, probably because of the monarchy. People who have been to private/paid school whom have the correct accent (like the queen! now there's a funny accent) always seem to get the best jobs etc..

Brownie
02-23-2009, 11:25 AM
Was your desktop overheating because it's so hot there? That would happen to my old laptop in the summer. Such a pain:p

reggie1
02-23-2009, 11:25 AM
Oh and yes Xavier, it is Vicky (as in Victoria, I was named after the queen!)
Hi Lauren, oh a snow day. Wrap up warm.

garnetti
02-23-2009, 11:31 AM
Does richard swear a lot on court?

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 11:39 AM
Yeah I love watching english films and good tv series. Some of my favourite movies are for instance "The madness of King George" or "The remains of the day". Have you seen them ?
TV series : the old classics like The Prisonner and The Avengers. All the great Dickens, Austen, Brontë adaptations. Also Hustle, The Office, Extras (big Ricky Gervais fan). That's what comes to mind right now but there are others :)

Brownie
02-23-2009, 11:41 AM
I don't notice Richard doing much of any type of talking on court, so I'd say he doesn't swear on court too much.

Cilic just won his match with an ace on 2nd serve:worship:

Hi Vicky. I think it's warmer today than when it doesn't snow:lol: But I'll be sure to stay wrapped up:) How have you been?

Masha91
02-23-2009, 11:53 AM
Was your desktop overheating because it's so hot there? That would happen to my old laptop in the summer. Such a pain:p

Yes, not that my computer was the greatest quality anyway lol.

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:09 PM
Yeah I love watching english films and good tv series. Some of my favourite movies are for instance "The madness of King George" or "The remains of the day". Have you seen them ?
TV series : the old classics like The Prisonner and The Avengers. All the great Dickens, Austen, Brontë adaptations. Also Hustle, The Office, Extras (big Ricky Gervais fan). That's what comes to mind right now but there are others :)
I haven't seen "The Remains of the Day" but have seen all of the others you mention. I love "The Office" and used to have a manager/boss who was just like Dave Brent :o I watch a lot of French and Saunders on youtube and notice that quite a lot has french subtitles. Were they poular in France. Did you ever get "Little Britain" shown in France too?

Hi Lauren, I am fine thank you, just trying to finish a project for college and do housework but Tennis is on and I want to watch that rather than do my work. :devil:

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 12:10 PM
(your English is really good)

Thank you :) That's what I thought too before reading Fran's Marion's and Natsume's posts.

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:13 PM
Xavier, did you know Ricky Gervais was a popstar in the 80's? I'll post a link if you like, his hair is hilarious!

Brownie
02-23-2009, 12:16 PM
I really love the American version of the Office, so I had to check out the British version. I think it's even more hilarious than our version!!:lol: Do they usually make such short tv series in the UK? It's a shame there aren't more episodes


Hi Lauren, I am fine thank you, just trying to finish a project for college and do housework but Tennis is on and I want to watch that rather than do my work. :devil:
I know how you feel:devil:

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 12:19 PM
I don't know if French & Saunders or Little Britain was shown on french tv (I don't watch much tv). But Absolutely Fabulous was very hype in the 90's (very funny show). They even did a movie picture french version of it (it bombed).
You have to get to your nearest DVD shop and rent The remains of the day toutes affaires cessante Vicky. It is an absolute masterpiece.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Remains_of_the_Day_(film) dont read the synopsis !

tennis lover
02-23-2009, 12:21 PM
Xavier, did you know Ricky Gervais was a popstar in the 80's? I'll post a link if you like, his hair is hilarious!
he was?!?! :eek:

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 12:22 PM
Yeah Lauren 6 episodes by season is usually the standard in UK.
I saw the brit version first and then the american one. That's one of these rare cases where the 2nd version is as good as the first (Ricky Gervais loves it)

Brownie
02-23-2009, 12:25 PM
It's one of my favorite shows. I think they might be running out of ideas for episodes though. It doesn't seem as funny to me this season:shrug:

Haha, I cannot picture Ricky Gervais as a pop star!

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:27 PM
Xavier, this is a French and Saunders take off of "Gone with the Wind" with french subtitles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwYDgBNz_to
This is one of my fave sketches from "Little Britain" Marjorie Dawes, the slimming teacher who suggest all of her class snack on dust to fill them all up and addresses her members with "hello fatties!" It's wickedly funny.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwYDgBNz_to

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:30 PM
This is it Jo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9uGPQsVNk

Brownie
02-23-2009, 12:33 PM
This is it Jo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9uGPQsVNk

:eek:

:haha::rolls:

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 12:38 PM
The "Gone with the wind" parody is hilarious. Watching the other one now

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:38 PM
:eek:

:haha::rolls: The hair! my eyes hurt :eek:

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:39 PM
Xavier, was Bjork popular in france? I'll post another of theirs but unless you have heard of her, it's not so funny.

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 12:40 PM
hahaha that's funny. He was quite good looking surprisingly

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 12:40 PM
yeah of course she is

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 12:45 PM
Do you have the link for the Little Britain bit? You gave twice the same link in your post

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:46 PM
I'll post it and just bear in mind "Icelands" is a shop in England that only sells frozen food, forgive me if you already know this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9uGPQsVNk

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:48 PM
Oh sorry, I'll find it now

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:53 PM
Sorry,I've got so many tabs opened at once.
This is Bjork http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41iySHgV_iI doing LB now

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 12:57 PM
Hi guys :wavey: Seems like I've been missing out on another cracking conversation. How are we all? Anyone going to be watching Muzza later? Vicky? Xavier?

reggie1
02-23-2009, 12:58 PM
This is LB, sorry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcVZg2tVswk&feature=related If you really want to put your English to the test, Xavier, I'll post a Little Britain video of their "Vicky Pollard" character! Hardly any english people can understand her she speaks so fast.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 12:59 PM
Sounds like we're having a brilliant conversation. I LOVED French and Saunders. Dawn French is my heroine. The Vicar of Dibley is my fave sitcom of all time! I loved their series though. Absolutely brilliant. Never got into the Office though and don't like Ricky Gervais to be honest. Peter Kay is more my type (even if I didn't like the Pop Idol spoof thing)

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:00 PM
Hi Eimear, I'll try to catch some of it if I can but my girls have the dentist a bit later and they just complain anyway if I watch tennis when they are home unless Jo is playing. They love Jo. :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:00 PM
Is Vicky Pollard the character that goes 'Yeah but no but yeah but no but yeah but no but' etc ...? I seem to have missed out on the Little Britain boat. Can you tell I don't watch much tv??? Do any of the UK people remember Father Ted??? Now THERE was a sitcom to give a few laughs

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:01 PM
Aw! Who doesn't love Jo?

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:01 PM
I love Peter Kay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJr9ekTf0xc

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:02 PM
I liked Father Ted, Eimear watch some LB on youtube, it's so funy, it really takes the p**s out of the English. Vicky Pollard is "yeah but no but!"

Puschkin
02-23-2009, 01:07 PM
Aw! Who doesn't love Jo?
Me.

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 01:12 PM
Little Britain is funny I have seen some of it... Hi Eimear you have some catch up to do with the thread :) I will pbbly watch some Murray but I want to watch the Santoro match when he is in good form his matches can be so entertaining.

Do you guys know a bit about french pop culture (singers comedians and stuff)?

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:21 PM
All I know Xavier is "Je t'aime!" with Serge Gainsborough and Jane Birkin and at school we learnt a bit about Sasha Distel who seems to be the French equivalent of Cliff Richard.:lol: We don't really get any French comedies/music over here. The first time I ever heard of "Daft Punk" was when Gasquet mentioned them in an interview. I watched a lovely french film the other day, with Emanuelle Beart, "Nelly and Mr Arnaud" and I loved it. Do you get lots of british/American tv and music over in France?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:22 PM
Oh whatever Pushkin :lol: Yeah I'll trawl through all the links after Andy's match I think. You're right about Fabrice being entertaining when he's on form. I remember watching him play Tim Henman one year at Wimbledon I think it was (either that or Queens) and I was glued to the match and loved every minute of it. The only French actor I know is Gerard Depardieu. We learned about a singer while we were in France ... Jacques ... I can't remember what his surname is (Brell I think, but I could be wrong). We read a couple of books by French writers ... Assia Djebar I think her name was and the other one was one called La Symphonie Pastorale. That's about it I think

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:26 PM
I really like Fabrice. I read that he split with his wife which I thought was really sad as he's due to retire reasonably soon and it seems a shame that just as he stops travelling and having all the pressure of being an ATP player, he won't have his family to go home to.
Oh and Xavier, I know of Isabelle Adjani and like her films, even though she does seem to take her clothes off an awful lot! :o Oh and Christophe Lambert, see I know more than I thought.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:29 PM
Fabrice split from his wife? Oh that's really said. Just when he has the time to spend with them he doesn't have them anymore. Poor Fabrice :hug: He seems like such a funny character too and he drives guys CRAZY when he plays against them because they don't know how he'll play

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:33 PM
Yeah, Safin, said he'd rather have root canal surgery than play fab.

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:37 PM
Oh and Amira (Lisa Plenske) introduced me to Arnaud Clement's girlfriend Nolwynne Leroy's music (I can't remember how to spell it). Well, Eimear me and you are quite the French culture vultures aren't we? :lol:
Blimey, Xavier, I bet you wished you hadn't asked now :tape:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:38 PM
Safin would rather have root canal than play ANY player :lol: Sometimes I just wonder if Marat actually wants to be out on the court

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:40 PM
Yup we are :lol: We know everything about French culture!!! What was the film Depardieu was in? Mon pere ce hero or something? I saw the French and English versions of it. I didn't know Arnaud's girlfriend was a musician??? Go Arnaud!

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 01:40 PM
Eimear, how come having lived in France and speaking the language you know so little ? Your remark about Jacques Brel is like if told you : "I learned about an english group called... The... Beetles (I think but I could be wrong)". Please don't take it badly because that's not at all how I mean it. But I must say I am more than surprised.

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:42 PM
I think it may be one of those things where he doesn't realise how much he loved it until he retires. He is still exciting to watch. They were saying on tv the other day, that they wondered if he will regret his hedonistic lifestyle and wished that he had concentrated more on his tennis. I love his self deprecating humour, another somewhat tortured soul I think. Ferrer just won, I quite like him too.

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 01:42 PM
Blimey, Xavier, I bet you wished you hadn't asked now :tape:

Hahaha yes I do

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:44 PM
I only know of Jacques Brel because that's when we had our two week French initiation course our teacher made us listen to him. I had no idea he was as big as that I genuinely didn't. I only lived in France for 5 months and don't profess to know anything about French culture or literature or anything like that. The only music we listened to was Nirvana, Robbie Williams and stuff like that. Not French music at all. I lived with a bunch of Erasmus students and didn't spend a lot of time with French people. My days were literally spent going to college from 8 to 5 then back to do assignments and hang out with my friends

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:44 PM
We'll carry on all day now, a couple of months from now, completely unrelated, me and Eimear, will go "Oh, yeah and we remember.......!" :devil:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:46 PM
Well done Ferrer. I much prefer him to Ljubicic. My brothers kids are up now playing the PS3. They need to move their asses 'cause Murray is coming up shortly and no-one stops me watching Murray :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:47 PM
And obviously we've heard of Edith Piaf. I loved her song Je ne regrette rien even before I went to France. And I had to laugh at that Vicky 'cause I can just imagine us :lol:

reggie1
02-23-2009, 01:49 PM
Yeah, she's the woman on the Spec Savers advert :devil:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 01:51 PM
:rolls: I LOVE that advert

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 01:58 PM
Don't be offended please. That's great that you are so young and has so much to discover. Culture is the greatest thing (even greater than tennis;)) but it doesn't come to you by itself nowadays, you have to make the few steps and keep your curiosity always turned on. I know it is not always easy. But the reward is immense.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 02:00 PM
I'm not offended don't worry! It is actually my one regret about my time in France that I didn't take more time and actually explore French books, French music etc... etc... but to be honest my time there was very frantic in the beginning because there were a lot of problems with my course etc that I didn't really have the time. It is definitely something I'll have to investigate

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 02:02 PM
And on the gossiping side, it's said that Fabrice left his wife for an actress. Her name is Astrid Veillon (she is not very famous).

I bet that you'll prefer that bit to my boring preach :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 02:03 PM
You make me sound so shallow Xavier ... :lol: But you know me so well :haha: Jaysus that's bad if he left his wife for someone else. I don't have as much sympathy for him as I had!

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 02:20 PM
O you prudish anglosaxons !
Sebastien Grosjean is making his debut as tv commentator for the Murray match

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 02:25 PM
So that's what he's at these days. Good luck Seba

tennis lover
02-23-2009, 02:35 PM
This is it Jo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9uGPQsVNk
:speakles: :rolls:
Is Vicky Pollard the character that goes 'Yeah but no but yeah but no but yeah but no but' etc ...? I seem to have missed out on the Little Britain boat. Can you tell I don't watch much tv??? Do any of the UK people remember Father Ted??? Now THERE was a sitcom to give a few laughs
I've never really watched Little Britain, turned it on once and turned it straight back off again! :o I liked Father Ted though. :)

I also don't know huge amounts about French music/literature even after living there. Most of the music I heard on the radio or when I was in bars/clubs was British/American music although there was obviously some French music as well. Does Jacques Brel still make music? He's pretty old isn't he?! :lol: Also I didn't have a TV so I know nothing about french tv programmes or anything. :shrug:

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 02:41 PM
He's been dead for more than 30 years tennis lover :lol: that's why I was using the Beatles analogy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Brel

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 02:41 PM
I loved Fr Ted .... Arse ... Feck ... Drink ... :lol: Yeah exactly Jo. I think when you go on Erasmus you don't get the chance. I had a tele but no cable. My tele was just used for playing the PS :lol:

reggie1
02-23-2009, 02:47 PM
What's Seb like at commentating Xavier?

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 03:02 PM
not too lively...

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 03:10 PM
Like his tennis then :lol:

reggie1
02-23-2009, 03:10 PM
Whenever I have seen him interviewed he comes across as very softly spoken and quite slow with his words. (I don't mean he's unintelligent though) Just that as we would say "Somebody has taken his batteries out!"

reggie1
02-23-2009, 03:12 PM
I used to quite like watching him play. I must admit I always assumed he was gay as I thought he seemed very effiminate when he spoke.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 03:14 PM
I've never heard him talk. I'll do a search when the Murray match is over. Can't believe he lost the 1st set. Damn you Barry Cowan :mad:

Keijan
02-23-2009, 03:17 PM
Seb should try commenting Gillou. He'll be a lot more lively then. :devil:
Hi there :wavey: good day ?

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 03:19 PM
Hey Marion :wavey: I'm in a mood right now :mad: Murray lost the 1st set. How are you hunny? I'm having a lazy day today. I'm tired. I was babysitting in my sisters 'til 5am this morning :eek:

Keijan
02-23-2009, 03:23 PM
Mandy won't lose against a qualifier, don't worry :hug: I think he's trying the Gillou approach aka lose the first set before send the opponent to the bakery lol.


I'm very tired but so excited !! I had applied to an architecture school in Granada two months ago and today I learned they accepted me :woohoo: it's a very famous one, a lot of people wanted to go and only two places were available. I didn't think I could make it, but I did!!!! :crazy: :drive::smoke: :umbrella:

reggie1
02-23-2009, 03:24 PM
Hi Marion :wavey:

~*BGT*~
02-23-2009, 03:25 PM
PLEASE let MAndy (love that btw :spit: ) lose :bounce:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 03:26 PM
Oh my God Marion that's AMAZING!!! Congratulations sweetie I'm really delighted for you :hug: At least if he is trying that approach I've become acustomed to it with Gilles :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 03:27 PM
Why's that then? Afraid he'll beat Richard in the quarters :devil:

Tess Gray
02-23-2009, 03:31 PM
omg Marion congratulations!:hug:

Keijan
02-23-2009, 03:32 PM
I couldn't stand people confusing him with Arod which I can't stand so I decided to call him just that :D Mandy is cute, no. :smoke:(looking for a pompom smiley but can't find it !)

THANK YOU !! you can't imagine how excited and happy I am. After some grades I had I was so sure it was over and there was no hope left. I want to kiss and hug everyone right now, watch out guys :rolls:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 03:36 PM
Aw I'm thrilled for you Marion I really am :hug: Its the greatest feeling in the world to achieve something like that. Yeah, Mandy is cute :lol: I just call Roddick A-Rod and Murray Andy. I never call A-Rod Andy 'cause that just confuses it

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 03:38 PM
I must admit I always assumed he was gay as I thought he seemed very effiminate when he spoke.

Come on Vicky how old are you? You need to go out and see the world girl ! You'll soon find out that some very effeminate guys are totally straight and that most of gays are very manly indeed.

Brownie
02-23-2009, 03:38 PM
Marion! That's so exciting!!!:woohoo: Congratulations:hug:

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 03:38 PM
And by the way he is married since like 10 years and has 2 or 3 kids

xhr75019
02-23-2009, 03:40 PM
Great news Marion congrats ;)

Keijan
02-23-2009, 03:41 PM
:hug: thanks everyone !! :D I'll try to shut up now. But :D:D:D:D:D
But Arod is the name of Aragorn's horse in the Lord of the Rings :haha: too confusing. Mandy has to win, I wanna see him against Richie !

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Seb is? Cool. I think I've seen a pic of his family somewhere and they're really sweet

Tess Gray
02-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Happy bday Tori! (just read it :rolls:) :D

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Mandy and Andy it is then Marion :hug: Yeah I want a Richie/Murray quarter too

Keijan
02-23-2009, 04:18 PM
what the... I just saw Mandy's opponent retired at 5-3 for Murray in the third ? he must be badly injured, otherwise it's rude to stop the match when it's nearing its end !

~*BGT*~
02-23-2009, 04:22 PM
Aw I'm thrilled for you Marion I really am :hug: Its the greatest feeling in the world to achieve something like that. Yeah, Mandy is cute :lol: I just call Roddick A-Rod and Murray Andy. I never call A-Rod Andy 'cause that just confuses it

There's only one real Andy and that's Roddick. Murray went his junior career as Andrew Murray whereas Roddick was always Andy. :p On my other forum, I said that Andy has pulled out of Dubai and everyone said, "Which Andy? Roddick or Murray?" I said, "The Andy I care about." :rolleyes:

what the... I just saw Mandy's opponent retired at 5-3 for Murray in the third ? he must be badly injured, otherwise it's rude to stop the match when it's nearing its end !

I think he injured his ankle in the first set, but won it and was up a break in the second. :fiery:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 04:28 PM
Honest to God I go outside for 10 minutes to get something to eat. I come back and the match is over. I was awfully confused. I knew Sergei had injured his ankle but its a pretty strange time to retire. Was Murray due to serve for the match? If so, that's DEFINITELY weird. Just leave the guy get a few aces so at least you don't have a retirement on your record THAT close to the end

Tess Gray
02-23-2009, 04:33 PM
Ridiculous retiring at 5-3 in the third:rolleyes:

Brownie
02-23-2009, 04:34 PM
It was even 5-3 0-30, I think:lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 04:34 PM
Can't understand it. Poor guy's going to get slated for that. But, maybe we're being a little unfair. Maybe he genuinely couldn't even walk with the pain. In that case I could understand it but it does seem very strange

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 04:35 PM
Ah you're joking me Lauren ... that's even MORE ridiculous

Keijan
02-23-2009, 04:57 PM
Yeah let's hope he had a bad fall and had to leave the court on a stretcher calling his mother otherwise it'll be VERY embarrassing for him.
Ahem. Yeah, let's say a little bit more embarrassing.

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 05:01 PM
Yeah let's hope he had a bad fall and had to leave the court on a stretcher calling his mother otherwise it'll be VERY embarrassing for him.
Ahem. Yeah, let's say a little bit more embarrassing.

:haha: :haha:

Tess Gray
02-23-2009, 05:24 PM
Just been catching up with this thread... read through like 12pages :rolls: Y'all talk A LOT :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 05:37 PM
Yup that's what I love about this forum. There's a lot of interesting chat going on. You definitely don't get that over on the Gilles forum unfortunately

RFK
02-23-2009, 05:40 PM
I've just been catching up too! I spent ages trying to find the beginning!
What a chatty bunch you all are!? :lol:

Tess Gray
02-23-2009, 05:48 PM
It's so weird, because the other "young" frenchies like Jo, Gilles & Gael have been flying up the rankings but their forums are really quiet! Richard has a lot of loyal fans :lol:

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 05:57 PM
No he just attracts people who like to talk a lot Tess :lol:

Tess Gray
02-23-2009, 06:02 PM
Haha... yeah I guess :rolls:

You know I saw you talking about the french players talking english. I thought Jo was pretty, good but then I watched a vid of him a few days back and he was like really stuttering:lol: I'll see if I can find it:) It was after his Paris Bercy win, so maybe he was a little too overwhelmed to be thinking about his english:p

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 06:13 PM
Yeah that can happen. I don't mind talking French but if I'm under pressure then I don't do myself justice which is what could have happened to Jo. It was his first Masters Series win so he was probably emotional so talking English was probably the last thing on his mind :lol: I was disappointed with Gael though. I saw a clip of him talking English and I found him a little hard to understand

Keijan
02-23-2009, 06:14 PM
It's so weird, because the other "young" frenchies like Jo, Gilles & Gael have been flying up the rankings but their forums are really quiet! Richard has a lot of loyal fans

Jo's and Gaël's forums are so dead, we're so few to post there, especially in Gaël's :sad: why, oh cruel world, Gaël is the most adorable person on Earth. There are more people on Gillou's forum but not always a great atmosphere there. Richie fans are the best :hug:


:lol: Tess ! I actually rate Jo's English as low as Richie's :lol: The best in the young Frenchies are first Gaël, second Gilles ;) This video is one of the cutest of his english interviews : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZnVb_c7bo

Keijan
02-23-2009, 06:15 PM
You found Gaël hard to understand, Eimear ? How strange, I actually thought he was the one with the best accent!

Tess Gray
02-23-2009, 06:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRx5jSHrXxY&feature=channel_page
This is a very short clip of gael speaking english...

reggie1
02-23-2009, 06:25 PM
Come on Vicky how old are you? You need to go out and see the world girl ! You'll soon find out that some very effeminate guys are totally straight and that most of gays are very manly indeed.
Well not in my experience!:lol: No, actually some men who I would have definitely pegged as being gay have been straight and of course you can get very masculine looking/sounding gay men. I know it may sound funny but I always think dress sense gives it away.
I know Seb isn't gay, I knew he was married with kids but years ago when I was a mere pup :o I watched one of his Wimbly interviews and thought he was probably gay. Oh, and I'm 36.
Evening girlies :wavey:
Marion, many congrats on your place at college/uni. Your parents must be very proud of you :) That really is a great achievement.

Tess Gray
02-23-2009, 06:27 PM
I know Marion, it really sucks! People just don't like Gael:sad::p Well I always post in Jo's and gael's forums, but I just don't post as much since there are so few people posting there. It's a shame really! I never go to Gilles' forum. I've been promising some people I'd stop by there soon, but I haven't yet so far:p

Btw, this was the clip I meant of Jo :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dZyZI1nddc&feature=channel_page

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 06:28 PM
It could have been the clip I watched (can't remember where it is now I found it completely by random) because he's actually not bad at all in the clip you just posted tess. I just, personally, find Gilles the easiest to understand. Maybe its because of my hearing problem and his accent is just easier for me? I don't know but Gael definitely isn't bad in that clip. Marion that is an understatement :lol: You can cut a knife through the atmosphere there sometimes which is why I am so glad I was introduced to this forum. I've actually gotten to know yourself, Xavier and Lauren even better on this forum than on the Gilles forum

Eimear O'Mahony
02-23-2009, 06:30 PM
:lol: That's a funny clip Tess. He so doesn't want to be speaking English right there :lol: He's so sweet though. Hi Vicky :wavey: You should show your girls that clip of Jo :) To be honest, at the moment Tess you're not missing much and I hate saying that because I was one of the ones who encouraged you to post there