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Mar 6, 2006, 02:14 AM
 
Need some help for a project...

What are some things that Americans call French that really aren't. Such as: French Fries, French Toast, French Dressing...

Got any more?

Help is appreciated. By Monday night...?
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 02:17 AM
 
French kiss ?

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EDIT: I'm slow.
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Mar 6, 2006, 02:31 AM
 
Originally Posted by KeriVit
Need some help for a project...

What are some things that Americans call French that really aren't.
The french they teach in schools
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 02:48 AM
 
French Poodle.

It's just a Poodle.

Many believe it originated in France, but most experts agree that it originated in either Russia or Germany.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 02:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by volcano
French Poodle.

It's just a Poodle.

Many believe it originated in France, but most experts agree that it originated in either Russia or Germany.
I think it's the haircut that makes it a french poodle. So probably a French-Cut poodle.
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Mar 6, 2006, 02:57 AM
 
Oh, and how could I forget this:

French Bread.

If you go to your local grocer here in the US and look for "French Bread" it looks like a big, soft, fluffy loaf of bread. Most have a light, buttery yellow-tinted crust and the insides appear like cotton - without many holes. It's all a lie. True "French Bread," called a baguette, should be very long, very skinny, with a dark caramel-looking crust. The insides should feature large airholes, and the flavor should almost have a nutty tendency. Also, true french bread should contain no fat (or preservatives, for that matter) so it should become stale very quickly when compared to a normal loaf of bread.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 03:23 AM
 
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Originally Posted by SirCastor
I think it's the haircut that makes it a french poodle. So probably a French-Cut poodle.
Just whipped out my copy of "Poodle Clipping and Grooming: the International Reference", and French is in the index only under the heading "French mustache". Page 90, in case you were wondering.

It's totally dorky looking.
     
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Oh...

French tickler?
     
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Originally Posted by what_the_heck
French kiss ?

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That IS French though.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 08:06 AM
 
Originally Posted by Troll
That IS French though.
Prove it.

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Mar 6, 2006, 09:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by Goldfinger
Prove it.
There's only one way to really prove this to you. It would mean a trip to France, some after dinner mints and a couple of bottles of wine.
     
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Mar 6, 2006, 09:28 AM
 
Pepe le pu  

And about the French Kiss

http://ask.yahoo.com/20060301.html

French in this case is used to describe the nature of the kiss, and not it's origin.
     
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Originally Posted by Kevin
French in this case is used to describe the nature of the kiss, and not it's origin.
Yeah, I can see how someone describes a tongue in your mouth as "french"

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Mar 6, 2006, 02:33 PM
 
french dip

BTW, how long did that 'freedom' fries thing last?
     
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Originally Posted by Thread Grader
Ok, great.

I guess the search is over, unless someone finds something that's NOT in that list...

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Originally Posted by hickey
BTW, how long did that 'freedom' fries thing last?
2 minutes or so.

I asked a waitress at IHOP if they also called it Freedom Toast at that time. She didn't know.

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Napoleon
Good one. He's Corsican.

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Originally Posted by KeriVit
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French-Canadians.

Acadians.

Cajuns.
     
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Excuse me, but French-Canadians are from France.
     
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Originally Posted by ambush
Excuse me, but French-Canadians are from France.
No they aren't...they're from Canada.

Except the ones who immigrate from France and get Canadian citizenship.
     
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Oh believe me Napoleon might not have been born in France, since he was borne in Corse but he was French. If you visit the Invalides you would know how French he was.
     
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Originally Posted by Monique
Oh believe me Napoleon might not have been born in France, since he was borne in Corse but he was French. If you visit the Invalides you would know how French he was.
Corsica is part of France my dear.
     
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Originally Posted by Monique
Oh believe me Napoleon might not have been born in France, since he was borne in Corse but he was French. If you visit the Invalides you would know how French he was.
What else is new?

ps: I've been to the Invalides

pps: I wasn't refering to identity.
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In a sense we French Canadian are French; the family of my father is from Normandie and the family of my mother is from Belgique. There is always a part of you that belongs to the country where your ancesters are form.
     
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Originally Posted by JohnnyAppleseed
Corsica is part of France my dear.
Except that Corsica was annexed to Fance after Napoleon was born. So Napoleon is, in fact, Corsican and not French.
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Croissants
     
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Originally Posted by olePigeon
Except that Corsica was annexed to Fance after Napoleon was born. So Napoleon is, in fact, Corsican and not French.
So George Washington wasn't an American because he wasn't born in the United States because it didn't exist.
     
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Originally Posted by Monique
In a sense we French Canadian are French; the family of my father is from Normandie and the family of my mother is from Belgique. There is always a part of you that belongs to the country where your ancesters are form.
OK, all Americans are English.
     
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Originally Posted by TETENAL
Croissants

Originally Posted by KeriVit
What are some things that Americans call French that really aren't. Such as: French Fries, French Toast, French Dressing...
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Originally Posted by what_the_heck
call |kôl|
verb

2
• refer to, consider, or describe (someone or something) as being : he's the only person I would call a friend.


Croissants are usually considered to be French. selber
     
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Originally Posted by JohnnyAppleseed
So George Washington wasn't an American because he wasn't born in the United States because it didn't exist.
Nope, he was Virginian. If you wanna be technical about it, he was British as it wasn't a free colony yet. He became an "American" when the colonies declared Independence from Britain.

Corsica was (I think) Italian before it was annexed to France. So if anything, Napoleon was Italian. But from what my Archeology teacher has told me, they're pretty proud about being Corsicans rather than Italian or French. There's even growing support for Corsica to declare independence from France and to just become their own country.

Ivaded by Rome, became Italian, annexed to France, annexed back to Italy, then annexed back to France again. Corsica's had a pretty rough time.
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Originally Posted by TETENAL
call |kôl|
verb

2
• refer to, consider, or describe (someone or something) as being : he's the only person I would call a friend.

Croissants are usually considered to be French. selber
Vollspacke.

KeriVit meant call as in LITERALLY call, not consider. Look at his examples. Duh !

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