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15th Jan '16 9:54:48 AM Anddrix
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the Act I finale of ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'': While it has long been accepted as part of the English lexicon, peer and peri alike remind the audience that "the word 'prestige' is French." They also point out the origins of "canaille," [[AltumVidetur "pleb,"]] and [[GratuitousGreek "hoi polloi"]] [[ViewersAreMorons (which, incidentally, mean more or less the same thing)]]. So you have "a Latin word, a Greek remark, and one that's French."
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in the Act I finale of ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'': While it has long been accepted as part of the English lexicon, peer and peri alike remind the audience that "the word 'prestige' is French." They also point out the origins of "canaille," [[AltumVidetur "pleb,"]] and [[GratuitousGreek "hoi polloi"]] [[ViewersAreMorons (which, incidentally, mean more or less the same thing)]].thing). So you have "a Latin word, a Greek remark, and one that's French."
9th Jan '16 11:11:33 AM StFan
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* More [[WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] -- in ''Theater/HenryV'', Princess Katherine of France and her lady-in-waiting Alice have a whole conversation in French. Bad French, but it does include the [[DoubleEntendre staples of any conversation in his plays]].
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* More [[WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]] -- in ''Theater/HenryV'', ''Theatre/HenryV'', Princess Katherine of France and her lady-in-waiting Alice have a whole conversation in French. Bad French, but it does include the [[DoubleEntendre staples of any conversation in his plays]].
6th Jan '16 9:18:48 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'' plays this for a quick joke when the starlet Avril Raines introduces herself to Stine: -->'''Avril''': Avril's French for April.\\ '''Stine''': Oui, je sais.\\ '''Avril''': The only French I really know is my name.
30th Dec '15 5:31:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Uffie}}'s song [[WordSaladTitle "Robot Oeuf"]]. Probably will be more common now that she's based in Paris. The song, however has no French to speak of. Just the title.
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* {{Uffie}}'s Music/{{Uffie}}'s song [[WordSaladTitle "Robot Oeuf"]]. Probably will be more common now that she's based in Paris. The song, however has no French to speak of. Just the title.

* ThePolice song "Hungry for You (J'aurais Toujours Faim de Toi)", as you can probably tell by the parentheses, is almost entirely in French (one lone chorus gets sung in English towards the end).
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* ThePolice Music/ThePolice song "Hungry for You (J'aurais Toujours Faim de Toi)", as you can probably tell by the parentheses, is almost entirely in French (one lone chorus gets sung in English towards the end).
19th Dec '15 2:00:20 PM Angus_Old
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[[folder:Jokes]] *This little gem: An American goes into a restaurant in Paris and says: - I'd like to order le steak and le fries. The waiter replies: - Thank god I'm American too, because otherwise you would be eating le shit. [[/folder]]
15th Dec '15 1:51:20 AM KurosakiMaya
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* Everywhere in ''Manga/OishiiKankei'', since it's a manga focusing on French cuisine restaurants in Japan.
6th Dec '15 3:08:22 PM Trax
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Little precision
From time to time, characters who want to be seen as ''très intelligents''[[note]]"very intelligent"[[/note]] add ''un peu de français''[[note]] "a little bit of French"[[/note]] to their speech, ''n'est-ce pas?''[[note]]"you know?" or, more literally, "Doesn't it?"[[/note]]
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From time to time, characters who want to be seen as ''très intelligents''[[note]]"very intelligent"[[/note]] add ''un peu de français''[[note]] "a little bit of French"[[/note]] to their speech, ''n'est-ce pas?''[[note]]"you know?" or, more literally, "Doesn't "Isn't it?"[[/note]]
20th Nov '15 2:47:19 PM Medinoc
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%%* The magic incantations on [[http://www.garanos.com/pages/page-86/ this page]] of ''{{Garanos}}''. %%Link is dead, so we'll need a new one.
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%%* * The magic incantations on [[http://www.garanos.[[http://garanos.alexheberling.com/pages/page-86/ this page]] of ''{{Garanos}}''. %%Link is dead, so we'll need ''{{Garanos}}''. Of course, even for a new one.native French speaker, they are hard to decipher due to a combination of nigh-unreadable font, light effects and bad grammar.
19th Nov '15 7:01:11 PM Berrenta
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* The magic incantations on [[http://www.garanos.com/pages/page-86/ this page]] of ''{{Garanos}}''.
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* %%* The magic incantations on [[http://www.garanos.com/pages/page-86/ this page]] of ''{{Garanos}}''.''{{Garanos}}''. %%Link is dead, so we'll need a new one.
8th Nov '15 7:57:26 PM nombretomado
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* Let's not forget ''[[RevolutionaryGirlUtena La Fillette Révolutionnaire]]'' Utena.
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* Let's not forget ''[[RevolutionaryGirlUtena ''[[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena La Fillette Révolutionnaire]]'' Utena.
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