Any French native speakers around?

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Any French native speakers around?

Postby bee » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:30 pm

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Re: Any French native speakers around?

Postby jewell » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:54 pm

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Well, that's about it for my French. Ya think it will be enough?

I really really wish I did speak French - how cool would that be?

Thanks Bee! Fun dreaming.

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Re: Any French native speakers around?

Postby Jillybean » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:24 pm

How on earth do you find these gems? :thumbsup:

If I google anything, by the third page I've noticed most of the results thereafter are quite spurious. 'Michael and his Kitchen' seems to be the favourite.

A bit of luck the deadline has passed as I'm sure my eager application would have been rejected immediately... "I know the words to 'Je T'aime Moi Non Plus'!" :whistling:
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Re: Any French native speakers around?

Postby bee » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:49 am

Jillybean wrote:If I google anything, by the third page I've noticed most of the results thereafter are quite spurious. 'Michael and his Kitchen' seems to be the favourite.


Oh you can avoid that pretty easily: by putting Michael Kitchen into quotation marks "Michael Kitchen" google will only deliver results including Michael Kitchen, and not let's say 'Michael is in the kitchen". You can also eliminate unwanted results, for example the guy from marketwatch, the glass painter and the restaurant chain (Michael's Kitchen) by adding a minus. So a typical search would look like this:

"Michael Kitchen" -marketwatch -hurle -michael's

On google you can also filter the results by time, for example the last 24 hours which is very helpful.

Hope that helps. Bonne chance!
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Re: Any French native speakers around?

Postby starlight » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:11 am

Well I had a little go at the sample text on the job yesterday and here's the result.

Messing around with this uncovered an interesting fact about limpet mines and my favourite (nemesis) sweet. More on which here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peoples ... 6153.shtml
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Re: Any French native speakers around?

Postby Wolesley » Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:30 am

Isn't the term "terrorist" anachronistic? I don't think it would have been used in the forties, would it? :puzzled:

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Re: Any French native speakers around?

Postby starlight » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:49 am

The French used it (sez t'Internet):

"late 18th cent.: from French terroriste, from Latin terror (see terror). The word was originally applied to supporters of the Jacobins in the French Revolution, who advocated repression and violence in pursuit of the principles of democracy and equality."
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Re: Any French native speakers around?

Postby Wolesley » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:39 pm

Merci beaucoup, Madame! :rose:

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Re: Any French native speakers around?

Postby mohairMK » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:44 am

Jillybean wrote: I know the words to 'Je T'aime Moi Non Plus'!" :whistling:

Does that count as French Intelligence? :waiting:
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Re: Any French native speakers around?

Postby Jillybean » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:32 am

bee wrote:
Jillybean wrote:If I google anything, by the third page I've noticed most of the results thereafter are quite spurious. 'Michael and his Kitchen' seems to be the favourite.


Oh you can avoid that pretty easily: by putting Michael Kitchen into quotation marks "Michael Kitchen" google will only deliver results including Michael Kitchen, and not let's say 'Michael is in the kitchen"....


Thank you Bee! You are the MK Google Queen :biggrin:
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