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by lonesome paddy
Fri 07 Oct 2016 14:20
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: learn to speak french
Replies: 22
Views: 13573

When I met my husband, he couldn't speak any English. He came back to England with me and after six months he started saying how shocked he was - he'd started to understand all his favourite songs and suddenly realised how meaningless they were! Sometimes maybe it's better not to understand. :-) Bu...
by lonesome paddy
Mon 03 Oct 2016 22:17
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 7692

Lanark Lass wrote:Living under a dictator whose money is in a hedge fund
Betting that Sterling will fall and make a fortune on it
by lonesome paddy
Sun 02 Oct 2016 13:51
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 7
Views: 7692

And just think of all the duty free you will be able to bring back to the UK :lol:
by lonesome paddy
Sun 04 Sep 2016 17:46
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: learn to speak french
Replies: 22
Views: 13573

I am Swiss and French is my 1st language and my father being American insisted on using American English terms for items such as faucet for water tap. My Irish mother in getting her own back on him had the poor man demented by calling everything by their Irish names such as Sconna Uisce for his faucet
by lonesome paddy
Sun 04 Sep 2016 17:39
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: learn to speak french
Replies: 22
Views: 13573

Getting back to Monty's opening post re learning a language thru music. A good few years ago i met a French guy from St Laurant who in the 1960's played in a pop group and learnt English by checking the words of the songs in a dictionary. He hadn't got technical English but easily held a conversation
by lonesome paddy
Thu 01 Sep 2016 18:30
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Worth a read about why to learn French
Replies: 21
Views: 15795

So Monty, when you are ordering in a restaurant do you sing for your supper 8)
by lonesome paddy
Sun 28 Aug 2016 08:28
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: learn to speak french
Replies: 22
Views: 13573

monty wrote:
lonesome paddy wrote:I have to disagree as i never listened to songs while learning French and no no regrets no no no no regrets :roll:
You can't discuss taste. Do you like french language and culture? :roll:
Non, je destest langue et la culture francaise :wink:
by lonesome paddy
Sun 28 Aug 2016 08:18
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: learn to speak french
Replies: 22
Views: 13573

We could always listen to Stanley Unwin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fVTw3m2Un4
by lonesome paddy
Fri 26 Aug 2016 21:38
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: learn to speak french
Replies: 22
Views: 13573

I have to disagree as i never listened to songs while learning French and no no regrets no no no no regrets :roll: Which probably explains why it's such a lousy translation, not that anything else could be much better. You could easily spend the next lesson picking the bones out of "Ni le bien qu'o...
by lonesome paddy
Fri 26 Aug 2016 21:37
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: learn to speak french
Replies: 22
Views: 13573

My dramatic hand movements reminds everyone of Magnus Pyke
by lonesome paddy
Thu 25 Aug 2016 15:13
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: learn to speak french
Replies: 22
Views: 13573

I have to disagree as i never listened to songs while learning French and no no regrets no no no no regrets :roll:
by lonesome paddy
Tue 12 Jul 2016 13:32
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Apocalypse Now
Replies: 49
Views: 21941

Although i have lived in France for many years, i am Swiss with an American father and an Irish mother. I have worked and lived several times in the UK & the Republic of Ireland so im quite ambivalent as to whether the UK stays or leaves the EU but i do think that Nigel Farage & Boris Johnson ought ...
by lonesome paddy
Sat 02 Jul 2016 17:39
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Milky Way wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2871

Kate wrote:Didn't actually mean to delete it. Pressed the wrong button. :oops:
Irish poitin has a tendency to make you do things like that 8)
by lonesome paddy
Sat 02 Jul 2016 13:54
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Milky Way wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2871

opas wrote:You disappoint me, I thought they were milky way stars or galaxy
They probably were but these air traffic controllers mess everything up
by lonesome paddy
Fri 01 Jul 2016 20:35
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Milky Way wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2871

The admin deleted the opening post about milky way wallpaper so my comment doesn't make much sense but Peripal if youre interested in what im on ....its Irish Poitin :roll:
by lonesome paddy
Thu 30 Jun 2016 18:32
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Milky Way wallpaper
Replies: 7
Views: 2871

I have Milky Way wallpaper myself, i made it out of old chocolate bar wrappers
by lonesome paddy
Tue 28 Jun 2016 14:53
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Thuir Post Office
Replies: 1
Views: 5306

Are you sure they are not just winding you up Rainbow, i send letters to Norway and Serbia without any problem and they are not in the EU.

EDIT: when i ask for a stamp for these countries i just say its for Europe.
by lonesome paddy
Tue 28 Jun 2016 08:43
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: internet
Replies: 12
Views: 10233

Check out an item called a Dongle, it may be suitable for you. Its ok for general browsing, emails etc but not really for the likes of downloading films.
by lonesome paddy
Mon 06 Jun 2016 12:06
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 9
Views: 3342

But thats a Long And Winding Road
by lonesome paddy
Sat 04 Jun 2016 12:10
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 34116

Talking to guy in England who used to do work for us, he said to me " if the UK stay or leave the EU ill still be sweeping the floor".
by lonesome paddy
Sat 04 Jun 2016 12:06
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 9
Views: 3342

Kate wrote:Ha ha. Leaving it on for the laugh. Las Vegas of course is as local as you get in the P-O!!
Isn't it a small world all the same......now show me the way to Amarillo
by lonesome paddy
Wed 09 Mar 2016 07:45
Forum: Pets
Topic: For sale.....DOG CROQUETTES
Replies: 4
Views: 6510

I had an elderly aunt who ate a tin of Kit-E-Kat, it didn't do her any harm but it was a bloody nuisance trying to get her down from the chandelier.
by lonesome paddy
Tue 08 Mar 2016 12:55
Forum: Pets
Topic: For sale.....DOG CROQUETTES
Replies: 4
Views: 6510

Kate, put them in a curry and give them to your other half, he'll think he's getting a great dinner............but if he starts barking dont blame me
by lonesome paddy
Wed 24 Feb 2016 19:45
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: découseur
Replies: 13
Views: 9485

He was looking for a needle in a haystack
by lonesome paddy
Tue 23 Feb 2016 09:54
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Indian spices
Replies: 56
Views: 26680

There you go Martyn, a fish pie with chips.....proper chips not the frozen or wafer thin ones thats so prevalent here. My mother had a pie funnel which she called a pie whistle but i cant recall her ever using it, i suppose being a Yank she had to be awkward.
by lonesome paddy
Sun 21 Feb 2016 17:32
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Indian spices
Replies: 56
Views: 26680

Yes we all want proper traditional English food like curries & pizzas :lol: l I have French friends (for whom I've cooked quite often, without them gagging) who've said "cook us something typically English". It's easy to do the first course (potted shrimps, say?) and the last one (summer pudding, a...
by lonesome paddy
Sun 21 Feb 2016 14:13
Forum: Restaurant reviews and food matters
Topic: Indian spices
Replies: 56
Views: 26680

Yes we all want proper traditional English food like curries & pizzas :lol:
by lonesome paddy
Sun 24 Jan 2016 11:04
Forum: Places to visit/Info about the area
Topic: ing his daughter in the b
Replies: 2
Views: 5590

That post should be on the Health thread, after reading it, it cured my insomnia
by lonesome paddy
Sun 24 Jan 2016 11:00
Forum: Language Matters
Topic: Baguettes
Replies: 3
Views: 5410

And dont ask " have you a Citroen" or you might just get a slice of lemon in your coffee
by lonesome paddy
Sun 24 Jan 2016 10:56
Forum: Health
Topic: Health Care costs for Chronic conditions
Replies: 13
Views: 9436

Re: Clinician

lara123brown wrote:find private consultants and specialists in UK by their specialty, name or illness.http://clinician360.co.uk/
Do they make house calls to the Perpignan area