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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:51 am

The King is dead, long live the King!
Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris, has died at the age of 85

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Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris and Duke of France died Monday afternoon at the age of 85. The news was announced on Facebook by his son, Prince Jean, the Duke of Vendôme.

Henri, Count of Paris, Duke of France was head of the House of Orléans, and was one of the pretenders to the defunct French crown as Henry VII. A descendant in the male-line of France’s “Citizen-King” Louis-Philippe d’Orléans (ruled 1830–1848), he is was recognised as the legitimate claimant to the throne by those French royalists, called Unionists. Henri d’Orléans was a former military officer as well as an author and painter.
http://royalcentral.co.uk/europe/breaki ... -85-114538

Died on the anniversary of Louis XVI's beheading. :mrgreen:

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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:27 am

While we're at it, is there a current claimant to the Bonaparte line? :BigGrin3:
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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:08 pm

Very interesting.
Head of the House of Bonaparte (disputed)
Disputed?

So there are rival factions of Bonapartists? :lmao:
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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:07 am

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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:55 am

The Treasure Behind the Wall

Something in the new Oscar de la Renta boutique in Paris was not what it seemed.

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The story: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/fash ... -wall.html

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Re: The France thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:04 am

Il n'y a pas chanson plus française que ... :coolspecs:

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Re: The France thread

Post by ed » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:10 am

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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:50 am

Montand, bah! Wonder if you'll make something of these lyrics:



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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:57 am

Needs sound:



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French post-searise humor:

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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:30 am

Two weeks ago:
VIDEO: Pitched battle between opposing 'yellow vests' in Lyon

Opposing groups of yellow vest protestors — believed to be from the far-right and from the far-left — locked in a face-to-face battle in Lyon on Saturday, judging by videos posted on social media.

The French internet publication Lies Breaker posted a video shot from above showing the two groups taunting each other, throwing bangers and other objects, and then joining together in conflict.

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Some commentators on Twitter argued that it was inevitable that there would be fractures in the unlikely coalition that makes up the protest movement, which has the blessing of both Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Rally party and Jean-Luc Mélénchon, leader of the far-left La France Insoumise movement.

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Re: The France thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:12 pm

Feminine job titles get go-ahead in France
Decades after other French-speaking countries adopted feminine names for professions, the official guardians of the language in France have also backed the change.
The Académie française, whose members are known as "immortals", has said it has no obstacle in principle to such a "natural evolution" of French.
Feminine forms for jobs like prosecutor or firefighter are already often used.
But until recently the academy objected to such changes as "barbaric".
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Re: The France thread

Post by Witness » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:47 am

Oh, so they caved in. Anyway, the Académie is now mostly filled with dimwits of tenuous literary background, being a retirement home for elderly and deserving politicians, artists, scientists, &c.

What the feminists want is "epicene" writing. Instead of "Les délégués ont reçu les représentants des ouvriers." (The delegates welcomed the representatives of the workers. – In (traditional) French the masculine is used when both genders are meant) you'd have to write:
"Les délégué·e·s ont reçu les représentant·e·s des ouvrier·ière·s."
with a special "median point".

A typographical and reading nightmare – already "recommended" for official documents in France & Switzerland.

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Re: The France thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:18 am

Witness wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:47 am
Oh, so they caved in. Anyway, the Académie is now mostly filled with dimwits of tenuous literary background, being a retirement home for elderly and deserving politicians, artists, scientists, &c.

What the feminists want is "epicene" writing. Instead of "Les délégués ont reçu les représentants des ouvriers." (The delegates welcomed the representatives of the workers. – In (traditional) French the masculine is used when both genders are meant) you'd have to write:
"Les délégué·e·s ont reçu les représentant·e·s des ouvrier·ière·s."
with a special "median point".

A typographical and reading nightmare – already "recommended" for official documents in France & Switzerland.
From what I remember of the German I took in middle school, there were 3 genders for articles, der, die, and das, the last being gender-neutral. English of course has similar issues for feminists, but Japanese is a surprisingly genderless language. At least formal Japanese is. Tanaka-san could be a man or a woman. And there is no article, gendered or otherwise. Nouns for things have no gender implication.
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Re: The France thread

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:30 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
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Nouns for things have no gender implication.
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Re: The France thread

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:31 am

The noun for "girlfriend" has a gender implication. But that's inherent in the word itself.

I mean that things like chairs and tables and other objects don't have a gender, like in some European languages.

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Re: The France thread

Post by Doctor X » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:40 am

分かった。意地悪し。

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Re: The France thread

Post by ed » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:00 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:31 am
The noun for "girlfriend" has a gender implication. But that's inherent in the word itself.

You are simply advertising your lack of Woke-ness :x :x :x
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