France has launched efforts to preser...

France has launched efforts to preserve the French language in diplomatic circles

There are 13 comments on the MinnPost.com story from Mar 29, 2010, titled France has launched efforts to preserve the French language in diplomatic circles. In it, MinnPost.com reports that:

By Teri Schultz BRUSSELS, Belgium a ' It brings an entirely new context a ' and not an entirely linguistic one a ' to the concept of "French lessons." Lady Catherine Ashton, the new and oft-maligned high representative of the European Union, does not speak French well.

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Captain A

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Mar 30, 2010
French is a "HAS BEEN" language....
France is a minor country in the modern world...
France has a laughable military that no one is afraid of...
English is the language of the world today...
French is a language that is in "Retreat"
moimoi

Lyon, France

#2 May 5, 2010
je lance un essai sur http://www.stronyx.com

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#3 May 5, 2010
French language sucks man.English is considered an 'international language' where I come from.
Badtothebone

Yorktown Heights, NY

#4 May 6, 2010
Why don't the French launch efforts to pay back the money the United States gave them to rebuild their country after the war? If it wasn't for the US, the French would be speaking German today. Instead they bad mouth the US.
frenchie

Andilly, France

#5 May 9, 2010
as you all know,but dare not say
FRANCE is and will always be
number 1..britain welcome to islam
US welcome to spain...you know what i mean
hahahahhah
Badtothebone

Yorktown Heights, NY

#6 May 9, 2010
frenchie wrote:
as you all know,but dare not say
FRANCE is and will always be
number 1..britain welcome to islam
US welcome to spain...you know what i mean
hahahahhah


Do you know why France has glass bottom boats? So they can see their navy.

I have some French guns for sale, they were only dropped once.

Do YOU know what I mean? HAHAHAHAHA You people couldn't fight your way out of a paper bag.
Badtothebone

Yorktown Heights, NY

#7 May 9, 2010
The French are fairies, always have been always will be.
frenchie

Toulouse, France

#8 May 20, 2010
Badtothebone wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you know why France has glass bottom boats? So they can see their navy.
I have some French guns for sale, they were only dropped once.
Do YOU know what I mean? HAHAHAHAHA You people couldn't fight your way out of a paper bag.
thank us for your country
when you grow up
frenchie

Toulouse, France

#9 May 20, 2010
Badtothebone wrote:
The French are fairies, always have been always will be.
just once more thank us for your nation
Tony

AOL

#10 May 20, 2010
There would not be a USA without help from France.

The reason for the French Revolution was that France went broke supporting the USA against England. King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were killed because the French supported the USA against England, they paid the ultimate price. The French Revolution was foolish, and the USA should have done more to aid France and King Louis XVI. Then France put in Napoleon, which was another foolish move. Bourbon/Capetians should still lead France. The USA should have returned the help to King Louis XVI.

(I have the Bourbon/Capetian royal line in my family tree, if not for the French Revolution, I might be the leader of France, and my royal ancestors might not have come to the USA to keep their heads.:))

(And a Bourbon is currently on the throne of Spain, and he is a great man.)

Also, during the American Civil War, England almost entered the American Civil War on the side of the Confederacy, and France and others helped to keep England out of the American Civil War.

France has done a lot to aid the USA, and this must be remembered.

I love France, and I am proud to have French ancestors.

Here is an acting scene of me doing the Second Chorus from Anouilh's Antigone. My Uncle Dennis was my cameraman. I hope that you enjoy it.




"Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles's classic produced in the context of the anti-fascist French resistance, is Jean Anouilh's (1910–1987) most often-produced work today. Antigone premiered in Paris in 1944, but Anouilh had written his tale of lone rebellion against the state two years earlier, inspired by an act of resistance during Paris's occupation by the Nazis. In August 1942, a young man named Paul Collette fired at and wounded a group of directors during a meeting of the collaborationist Légion des volontaires français. Collette did not belong to a Resistance network or organized political group, but acted entirely alone and in full knowledge of his certain death. For Anouilh, Collette's solitary act—at once heroic, gratuitous, and futile—captured the essence of tragedy and demanded an immediate revival of Antigone. Aware of Anouilh's thinly veiled attack on the Vichy government, the Nazis censored Antigone immediately upon its release. It premiered two years later at the Théâtre de l'Atelier in Paris under the direction of André Barsacq, a few months before Paris' liberation. The play starred (his wife) Monelle Valentin as the doomed princess"

http://traumwerk.stanford.edu :3455/philoformance/356


Long live France!!!!

Salute,

Tony Verley

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#11 May 20, 2010
Badtothebone wrote:
Why don't the French launch efforts to pay back the money the United States gave them to rebuild their country after the war?
Why do you keep up with this nonsense?

France repaid IN FULL the funds provided by the US for its post-war reconstruction, including the Marshall Plan.

This was done from 1964 'til 1968, and was one of the conditions for the closure of US bases in France.

Kennedy and then Johnson hoped to hold France to ransom when De Gaulle asked US bases to be closed.

Not a very good way to keep friends, one would say...
Pryor

Littleton, CO

#12 May 21, 2010
"The reason for the French Revolution was that France went broke supporting the USA against England. King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were killed because the French supported the USA against England, they paid the ultimate price. "

What? Where do you get this crap from?

America had nothing to do with the revolution. Nor did England. Poverty, taxes, servitude, starvation, the human living conditions, is what ignited the revolution. As I have said before, the revolution may have had merit in its intent, but the execution of it was shameful.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#13 May 21, 2010
Pryor wrote:
"The reason for the French Revolution was that France went broke supporting the USA against England. King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were killed because the French supported the USA against England, they paid the ultimate price. "
What? Where do you get this crap from?
America had nothing to do with the revolution. Nor did England. Poverty, taxes, servitude, starvation, the human living conditions, is what ignited the revolution. As I have said before, the revolution may have had merit in its intent, but the execution of it was shameful.
Yes, I have never heard that the French Revolution had been caused by the participation in the American War of Independence. That's news to me !!

The causes of the revolution in France was that the state coffers were empty and that the country had suffered a drought, causing severe penury of bread in the country.
The King invited the General States, in view of increasing taxes, and in particular to start taxing the Nobility and the Clergy that were previously exempted.
The Third State (the rest of the population) revolted and started an uprising. The King had already lost the support of many aristocrats and the Church with his threat to taxe them.
Humanistic and revolutionary ideals were already existing in France, spread by several philosophers, and the masses became quickly receptive to the idea of people representation and parliament, which existed in other countries.
The King played double game, and that caused his downfall.

I personally don't think that eliminating class privileges and bringing a republic to replace an autocratic absolute monarchy was shameful at all, and I am sure glad that it was done!
The execution was ruthless, of course, but one shouldn't forget that the revolution met immense resistance at home, added to the constant threat of invasion from other European countries.

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