What's French for....

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    Jan 10, 2008 6:52 AM GMT
    "on the day of on-the-day-of-this-day"?
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    Jan 10, 2008 7:06 AM GMT
    Je ne peux pas vous z'aider. Somethin-du jour, du jour, something du jour? Plate Du Jour? Soup Du jour?
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    Jan 10, 2008 1:05 PM GMT
    La démence.



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    Jan 10, 2008 2:26 PM GMT
    la jour de la jour d'aujourdhui....maybe. i'm pretty damn anglo.
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    Jan 10, 2008 3:27 PM GMT
    Tre divertissement.
  • roadbike

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    Jan 10, 2008 3:28 PM GMT
    21bimtl saidla jour de la jour d'aujourdhui....maybe. i'm pretty damn anglo.

    I've taken a few French classes and your response seems correct to me.
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    Jan 10, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    Altho this French expression is popular today, it is frowned on by purists and is probably labeled as colloquial in the dictionary.

    Bi2mtl is almost there. He just needs better French than his high school French. Surely, there is a French speaker who can help him out. Aero, can you help out here?

    Damn, it is hard to get anything over on you guys.
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    Jan 10, 2008 5:23 PM GMT

    Le jour de la sur-le-jour-du-ce-journée

    The only thing I recall taking French is the teacher.. a woman who was very young, attractive and wore a low cut v-neck dress with key print all over it...but I'm so over that now... LOL
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    Jan 10, 2008 5:25 PM GMT
    Sur le pont d'Avignon?
    On y danse? On y danse
    Sur le pont d'Avignon
    On y danse, tout en rond?
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    Jan 10, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    What bridge are you dancing on jprichva? LOL - unless my translator is all messed up
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    Jan 10, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    Le pont d'Avignon, monsieur...c'est une chante des enfants, tu n'as jamais l'ecoute?
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    Jan 10, 2008 10:41 PM GMT
    I seem to detect that some are not taking this thread with the serious and dignity with which it was intended. ... icon_eek.gif

    Ok, i will give the answer in a bit. Right now I am making dinner
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    Jan 10, 2008 10:42 PM GMT
    jprichva, I was not familiar with that...did some reseach though...very interesting...and old! LOL Quite a story of the bridge...and building it.

    Merci de partager cette histoire, tout à fait intéressante.
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    Jan 10, 2008 10:57 PM GMT
    "What bridge are you dancing on jprichva?"

    Pont-avignon-IMG_2768.jpg
    Le pont Saint-Bénezet, commonly known as Le pont d'Avignon, is a 12th C. bridge spanning the Rhône at Avignon in Provence.


    "Le pont d'Avignon, monsieur...c'est une chante des enfants, tu n'as jamais l'ecoute?"

    Sur le pont d'Avignon (00:16)




    What's French for.... "on the day of on-the-day-of-this-day"?

    ‹‹ Aujourd'hui en huit. ››

    HUIT JOURS: une semaine, bien qu'elle n'ait que sept jours. ===> huitaine. Dans huits jours = in a week('s time).
    EIGHT DAYS: a week, even though it contains but seven days. => eight + suffix (e.g. "eightsome").

    –ELLIPT. (D')aujourd'hui en huit : au huitème jour en comptant d'aujourd'hui, le même jour de la semaine suivante.
    –ELLIPT. (As of) to-day in eight : on the eighth day as counted from to-day, the same day of the following week.


    I am guessing here. It's an expression that is rarely heard, at least not in Canadian French. I'd say it was more archaïc than colloquial. You gotta toss me another clue if I'm mistaken, your bloody riddle has been on my mind all afternoon – curse you!
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    Jan 10, 2008 11:01 PM GMT
    de nos jours
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    Jan 10, 2008 11:03 PM GMT
    as far a aujourdhui en huit is concerned. i think it needs to have a bit of a comeback. wish i woulda known that one when i was working over the break. coulda really messed with some of the bitchy people who called in.
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    Jan 10, 2008 11:09 PM GMT
    Thanks Aero! What a fine site....learn something new everyday!
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    Jan 10, 2008 11:49 PM GMT
    J'ai attendu tout l'après-midi pour la réponse à sa devinette, j'espère bien que ce n'est pas qu'une erreur typographique!

    Caslon, où est tu?!!! Lâche ta fourchette et les éclairs au chocolat... and answer this fookin' riddle... toot sweet!!!
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    eb925: LOL – I just noticed your post to Calson from a quarter of an hour before my "montage", when I was busy web searching!
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    Jan 11, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    the answer: au jour d'aujourd'hui

    French is a romance language, meaning it evolved from Latin.

    Long ago in Latin, there was hoc die (of this day). Which, with frequent use, fused to hodie (today). And then even atrophied to hui. And that just didnt carry the punch it used to.

    It was resusitated to au jour d'hui.", literally "on the day of-this-day. Well, say that enough times fast and often and it, too, atrophies to aujourd'hui. We all know that one. No punch there.

    So let's ramp it up with a new colloquialism au jour d'aujourd'hui, literally, "on the day of on-the-day-of-this-day."

    QED. ... icon_biggrin.gif

    The Unfolding of Language: an evolutionary tour of mankind's greatest invention, by Guy Deutscher, 2005. pp. 167 - 168.
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    Jan 11, 2008 12:57 AM GMT

    Je pense que l'homme a perdu ses billes .... Qu'est-ce que vous pensez les gars? LOL
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    Jan 11, 2008 12:58 AM GMT
    Alouette, gentille Alouette
    Alouette je te plumerai
    Alouette, gentille Alouette
    Alouette je te plumerai
    Je te plumerai la tête
    Je te plumerai la tête
    Et la tête, et la tête
    Alouette, Alouette
    O-o-o-o-oh
    Alouette, gentille Alouette
    Alouette je te plumerai
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    Jan 11, 2008 1:03 AM GMT
    Frere Jacques, Frere Jacques,
    dormez-vous?...
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    Jan 11, 2008 1:06 AM GMT
    Not in weeks. Frere Jacques needs some Ambien.
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    Jan 11, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    I am sure you are not speaking of me, eb ... icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 11, 2008 1:07 AM GMT
    Merde. icon_eek.gif