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Congressional English rescinded

Postby sluggo » Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:28 pm

If you haven't heard, French Fries and French toast have quietly reconstituted at the congressional café after a couple of reps' jingoistic jockeying had ludicrously renamed them "freedom fries" three years ago. Apparently it's been decided we need the French after all. Middle East negotiations, you know. Plus the original sycophant sponsors are in varying versions of deep doo-doo.

The reversion may not appease the Belgians but at least its the recognised term. Would you like Persian Pizza with that?

Mustard please, no ketchup... :P
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Re: Congressional English rescinded

Postby frank » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:28 pm

sluggo wrote:If you haven't heard, French Fries and French toast have quietly reconstituted at the congressional café after a couple of reps' jingoistic jockeying had ludicrously renamed them "freedom fries" three years ago.

They'll never learn it...

The reversion may not appease the Belgians but at least its the recognised term. Would you like Persian Pizza with that? Mustard please, no ketchup... :P

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Postby Stargzer » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:41 pm

Actually, I continued to call those three comestibles French fries, French toast, and French Dip, just to aggravate the French. :wink:

But if French fries are pommes frites in Paris, what do they call fried apples? Pommes Américains?
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Postby Bailey » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:08 am

Stargzer wrote:Actually, I continued to call those three comestibles French fries, French toast, and French Dip, just to aggravate the French. :wink:

But if French fries are pommes frites in Paris, what do they call fried apples? Pommes Américains?

pommes de tree frites

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Postby sluggo » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:18 pm

Stargzer wrote:Actually, I continued to call those three comestibles French fries, French toast, and French Dip, just to aggravate the French. :wink:

But if French fries are pommes frites in Paris, what do they call fried apples? Pommes Américains?


Potatoes of the Tree Fried? (ewww! fry an apple?)

Seen in a grocery in France: a bottle of what would in the U.S. be called "Russian dressing"; in French: Sauce Américain
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Postby Bailey » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:36 pm

Sluggo, apple fritters? fried apples. Tasty!

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Postby skinem » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:39 pm

Apple fritters and corn fritters=good tasty things!

Funny, there wasn't an outcry against French twists, French cuffs, and certainly not French kissing! (Freedom kissing? Just doesn't sound the same.)
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Postby sluggo » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:58 pm

skinem wrote:Apple fritters and corn fritters=good tasty things!

Funny, there wasn't an outcry against French twists, French cuffs, and certainly not French kissing! (Freedom kissing? Just doesn't sound the same.)


Doesn't feel the same either :oops:

Nor can I recall Freedom Onion Soup, Freedom Letters, Freedom Doors, Freedom Dressing, the Freedom Broad River or even Freedom Apple Pie. Franklly, somebody didn't follow through. And they wanna legislate language? What gaul.

The biggest insult was surely the boycott-of-the-ignorant against French Whine. It did wend its way back in timely fashion though, you can't keep a good wind down.
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Postby Stargzer » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:15 pm

sluggo wrote: . . .
Potatoes of the Tree Fried? (ewww! fry an apple?)

Seen in a grocery in France: a bottle of what would in the U.S. be called "Russian dressing"; in French: Sauce Américain


Ah, fried apple rings, with a dash of cinnamon and sugar on them as they heat up; great with home fries and an egg over easy and a large pile of bacon (or sausage!).
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Postby Bailey » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:18 pm

sluggo wrote: boycott-snip- against French Whine.
I really don't think this will work, there's always plenty of French whine to go around

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