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    Default OK you American folks...

    ...you can start calling these:



    FRENCH FRIES again!!!











    Now that Dubya is gone I thought I should sort of revive one of the endless pieces of his nonsense that we will all surely miss

    http://edition.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLIT...prj.irq.fries/
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    um, what? ive always been calling them "french fries."

    funny, though. maybe i will start calling them "freedom fries" now.
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    We call 'em chips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneApache View Post
    We call 'em chips.
    Yes I ve noticed while spending 3 years in Hull (or shall I shay 'Ull)

    The lady at the Student Union restaurant would politely correct me every time
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasoforos View Post
    ...you can start calling these:



    FRENCH FRIES again!!!
    Dude, what cave have you been hiding under? That whole thing ceased to matter years ago.

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    Far be it for me to defend the ex-President, but if I'm not mistaken the whole "Freedom Fry" thing was a product of Congress, not the Presidency.
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    aye. they even put it to a vote iirc, and renamed them that for the congressional cafeteria. we wonder how we got where we are today...

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    what do you think guys?....should we let the Americans in on the "secret" that those are from Belgium and not France?

    I think they´ve deserved it by now
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    Phlegms, Walleyes, Snail-eaters -- none of that matters.

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    Yeah, us french were kind of puzzled when we saw that Americans called their fries "french fries".

    A clear insult to one of Belgium's greatest achievements.

    @ OP, you wish you were here when this crazyness begun. 80% of backroom topics were centered on the fact that:
    - France sucked
    - French were a bunch of surrendering cheese eating monkeys
    - French deserved to be part of the axis of Evil

    We had topics on the french revolution ("Robespierre = Hitler"), french food ("should be prohibited in the US") and what not.

    I'm not bitter or anything, because that's actually what got me stuck in the Backroom, and significantly helped me to improve my english. And to be honest, the same thing was going on in most french politics-related forums: "Americans are fascists" blablabla. It was both saddening and fun.

    And honestly, the only thing important to me nowadays is that american girls and women still think being french is the apoge of coolness and sexyness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    what do you think guys?....should we let the Americans in on the "secret" that those are from Belgium and not France?
    Like Congress even would know the difference. Brussels is in Belgium, and therefore the "Freedom Fries" moniker could be taken as a rejection of Old Europe in general.

    The Bush administration gets a lot of the blame for the abuses of the past 8 years, but an equal share of it must be handed to Congress, under both parties, that both enabled him and refused to stand up to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meneldil View Post
    - "Where are you from ?
    - France
    - Like Quebec?
    - No, more like France. I actually have an appartment not far away from the Eiffel Tower. I'm half poet, half painter and half writer
    - OMGWTFBBQ"
    Heh, sorry guys, but "I live in Amsterdam" will always be shorter and more effective.
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    Freedom tastes better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian II View Post
    Heh, sorry guys, but "I live in Amsterdam" will always be shorter and more effective.
    Might be, I have never heard about that though (but then I've only been in the US for 2 weeks :-( ). Next time I'll go there I'll make sure to try that line.
    What about "I'm a french living in Amsterdam. I used to live in Paris, but that city definately hampered my creativity" ?


    Do you dutch guys also have the craptacular (yet somehow ultra sexy) accent when you speak english? Because I'm pretty sure none can possibly have a crappier accent than a drunk frenchman talking about something nobody cares about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meneldil View Post
    @ OP, you wish you were here when this crazyness begun. 80% of backroom topics were centered on the fact that:
    - France sucked
    - French were a bunch of surrendering cheese eating monkeys
    - French deserved to be part of the axis of Evil

    ahhh those where fun times.

    my absolute favorite was a bunch of morons on a tv report, they went into a wine shop...bought a bunch of expensive French wine and came outside and dumped them down the drain.

    yes...they threw away the expensive wine they had just paid for......a very efficient protest for sure

    I expect at that moment there was a French wine farmer sitting at home counting their money and laughing his ass off
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    They threw Mouton Baron de Rothschild down a drain!

    In that case they deserve their freedom. Not just philistines, a bloody waste.
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    We call them fried potato.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Meneldil View Post

    And honestly, the only thing important to me nowadays is that american girls and women still think being french is the apoge of coolness and sexyness
    Yeah, but you have to be in America. It doesn't work with French girls . On the matter, what works with French girls? Italians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneApache View Post
    We call 'em chips.
    So do all of the Commonwealth, except New Zealand who call them chups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountArach View Post
    So do all of the Commonwealth, except New Zealand who call them chups.
    Canada does not call them chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarmatian View Post
    On the matter, what works with French girls? Italians?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone View Post
    Far be it for me to defend the ex-President, but if I'm not mistaken the whole "Freedom Fry" thing was a product of Congress, not the Presidency.
    It was, but Bush Derangement Syndrome or BDS is hard for some to recover from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_Maniac From Mars View Post
    Canada does not call them chips.
    Canada is pretty much the 51st State of America, so they don't really count.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountArach View Post
    Canada is pretty much the 51st State of America, so they don't really count.
    Count, you loves ya some Oboma, could you tell me the other 6 States besides Canada the Messiah was talking about on the campain trail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil_Maniac From Mars View Post
    Canada does not call them chips.
    And they eat them smothered in melted cheese and gravy. Them Canucks know good eats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastatin Dave View Post
    Count, you loves ya some Oboma, could you tell me the other 6 States besides Canada the Messiah was talking about on the campain trail?
    Mexico, The UK, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and Haiti.
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    So are these freedom fries some kind of organically grown free range potatos ?

    and are these french ones somehow less free ? are there french farmers dressed up as nazi's taking away thier right to trail by jury and imprisoning them unjustly ?
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    Freedom Fries? French Fries? Chips?

    Bah. Ignorant barbarians. The correct name is "Pommes Frites".
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    Freedom Fries? French Fries? Chips?

    Bah. Ignorant barbarians. The correct name is "Pommes Frites".
    Exactly!


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    The Portuguese call them batata frites. I like batatas.
    There are times I wish they’d just ban everything- baccy and beer, burgers and bangers, and all the rest- once and for all. Instead, they creep forward one apparently tiny step at a time. It’s like being executed with a bacon slicer.

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