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26th Jun '16 11:31:43 PM Personnearahill
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9th Jun '16 7:33:45 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'' plays this for a quick joke when the starlet Avril Raines introduces herself to Stine:

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* ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'' plays this for a few quick joke when jokes between Stine and Avril Raines, the starlet Avril Raines introduces herself to Stine:playing Mallory in the film:



'''Avril''': The only French I really know is my name.

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'''Avril''': The only French I really know is my name.\\
''[A few scenes later]''\\
'''Avril''': I can't thank you enough for [[SparedByTheAdaptation keeping Mallory alive]]. We both prayed so hard you would.\\
'''Stine''': [[ForeignCussWord Merde]].\\
'''Avril''': What?\\
'''Stine''' ''(With a tight smile)'': Look it up.
7th Jun '16 7:39:57 PM PaulA
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* [[Music/ThreeEleven 311's]] song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axhzJM62z3k "Salsa"]] lampshades this in the line "Je vais à la plage parce que le guignol est chouette! I kick nonsense in French tasty like Crepe Suzette". This translates to "I go to the beach because the PunchAndJudy show is cool!"

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* [[Music/ThreeEleven 311's]] song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axhzJM62z3k "Salsa"]] lampshades this in the line "Je vais à la plage parce que le guignol est chouette! I kick nonsense in French tasty like Crepe Suzette". This translates to "I go to the beach because the PunchAndJudy Theatre/PunchAndJudy show is cool!"
6th Jun '16 9:15:40 PM KillerClowns
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Contrast GratuitousEnglish, which is used in France to sound, ''comme disent les anglais''[[note]] "as they say in English"[[/note]], "[[RuleOfCool cool]]".

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Contrast GratuitousEnglish, which is used in France to sound, ''comme disent les anglais''[[note]] "as they say in English"[[/note]], "[[RuleOfCool cool]]". Interestingly, when GratuitousEnglish meets KeepItForeign, GratuitousFrench is a common substitute.
26th May '16 4:06:40 PM BulletproofLlama
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* ''Series/TheMusketeers'' Despite being a British-made adaptation, the characters often use various French words in their vocabulary to keep in the line with the show's setting in 16th century Paris.

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* ''Series/TheMusketeers'' Despite being a British-made adaptation, the characters often use various French words in their vocabulary to keep in the line with the show's setting in 16th century 16th-century Paris.
26th May '16 4:02:42 PM BulletproofLlama
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* ''Series/TheMusketeers'' Despite being a British-made adaptation, the characters often use various French words in their vocabulary to keep in the line with the show's setting in 16th century Paris.
25th May '16 9:06:11 PM HypnoticMeerkat
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* Music/PeterGabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" features KateBush repeatedly singing the title in French ("jeux sans frontieres").

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* Music/PeterGabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" features KateBush Music/KateBush repeatedly singing the title in French ("jeux sans frontieres").
23rd May '16 8:55:28 PM theatron
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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', the French supervillain The Brain awkwardly inserts French words in the middle of English sentences to drive home his national origins, presumably because they couldn't figure out how a BrainInAJar could wear a beret and a black-and-white striped shirt while carrying a loaf of French bread.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', the French supervillain The Brain awkwardly constantly inserts French words in the middle of comically accented English sentences to drive home his national origins, sentences, presumably because they the producers couldn't figure out how to dress a BrainInAJar could wear in a beret and a black-and-white striped shirt while carrying a shirt. And where would he carry the loaf of French bread.
bread?
23rd May '16 8:52:05 PM theatron
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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', the French supervillain The Brain (who is literally a BrainInAJar with psychic powers) randomly and awkwardly switches from English to French in the middle of sentences, presumably to make his national origins absolutely clear to slower members of the audience.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', the French supervillain The Brain (who is literally a BrainInAJar with psychic powers) randomly and awkwardly switches from English to inserts French words in the middle of sentences, presumably English sentences to make drive home his national origins absolutely clear to slower members origins, presumably because they couldn't figure out how a BrainInAJar could wear a beret and a black-and-white striped shirt while carrying a loaf of the audience.
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French bread.



* Commonly seen in Quebec due to the province's language laws, leading to, for instance, Italian or Asian restaurants advertising their French names and signage in English-language ads running on Plattsburgh/Burlington or Ottawa ([[TakeAThirdOption or English Quebec]]) TV stations, since Anglophones have to ''find'' the place in French.

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* Commonly seen in Quebec due to the province's language laws, leading to, for instance, Italian or Asian restaurants advertising their French names and signage in English-language ads running on Plattsburgh/Burlington ton or Ottawa ([[TakeAThirdOption or English Quebec]]) TV stations, since Anglophones have to ''find'' the place in French.o, for instance, Italian or Asian restaurants advertising their French names and signage in English-language ads running on Plattsburgh/Burlingt
23rd May '16 8:42:02 PM theatron
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* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', the French supervillain The Brain (who is literally a BrainInAJar with psychic powers) randomly and awkwardly switches from English to French in the middle of sentences, presumably to make his national origins absolutely clear to slower members of the audience.
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