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  • Il y a longtemps que notre pays est beau mais rude.

       --Newspaper editor Olivier Séguret, 25 January 2012

    The USA are entirely the creation of the accursed race, the French.

       --Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), writing to Nancy Mitford, 22 May 1957

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Today the cheminots are:


  • "À nous de vous faire préférer le train!"
    "Voyager autrement"
    "Avec le SNCF, tout est possible"
      --Former ad slogans of the SNCF (French national trains), each in turn quickly dropped

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The best return gift would be to search back into your family or country's past practices and give them something that represents you. French guests often bring flowers, Americans bring wine, etc.

How about homemade chocolate chip cookies?

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Today's quotation

  • "I am certain, though you would never admit it, assessor," said the bishop's wife, "that there can exist two kinds of genuine truth, one for the south, the other for the north."

      --From Iceland's Bell, by Halldor Laxness (1902-1988)

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