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  • Successfully got my password back!

    Been almost two years that I don't open this forum, until around two weeks ago I tried to open it but I forgot the password! (I guess it's because I am getting older so I forget almost everything important to my life )Today finally I get it back, thank you moderators!

    I guess nobody miss me

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    Originally posted by teena View Post
    Been almost two years that I don't open this forum, until around two weeks ago I tried to open it but I forgot the password! (I guess it's because I am getting older so I forget almost everything important to my life )Today finally I get it back, thank you moderators!

    I guess nobody miss me
    I strongly suggest you to erase your last sentence and replace it by something more positive.
    La motivation vient en se motivant ~ Motivation come by self-motivation

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PhilippeD View Post
      I strongly suggest you to erase your last sentence and replace it by something more positive.
      Ok, so PhilipeD miss me, Hurraay!!

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      • #4
        A common sentence you will hear in my country: "plus qu'on est de fou, plus qu'on rie" -> more it have fool people, more we will laugh.
        ** in this sentence, being fool have a POSITIVE connotation

        La motivation vient en se motivant ~ Motivation come by self-motivation

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        • #5
          Welcome back, Teena.

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          • #6
            About the fou (bear with me for a moment while I give the necessary background): A long time ago (mid-1990s) I read a story in the Jakarta Post about a long-time French expat in Bali who died there. I can't recall why his death was newsworthy - he was a well-known character apparently, so that's probably it. Or maybe he died in some freakish way.

            Anyway, what I do remember is that he had a tattoo on his wrist that said (forgive my spelling, please!) "fou [or folle?] independent" which was translated as "independent to the point of foolishness."

            I was charmed by that phrase - although I had years of French in high school and college (I've forgotten it all, obviously) I never heard it before. It's a great expression. Can any of our native French speakers help me to get it right?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Puspawarna View Post
              "fou [or folle?] independent" which was translated as "independent to the point of foolishness."

              I was charmed by that phrase - although I had years of French in high school and college (I've forgotten it all, obviously) I never heard it before. It's a great expression. Can any of our native French speakers help me to get it right?
              "Fou ind├ępendant"? Wot!? You never heard about it before!? Wait a minute... er... me neither.

              Despite being french, I admit that I am not sure about what he meant. the english version given "[COLOR=#333333]independent to the point of foolishness" sounds much better and meaningful than a flat "fou ind├ępendant". An advise, don't drink and get tattooed!

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              • #8
                Maybe he wasn't French and he got it wrong ... very funny to think of someone running around with a grammatically incorrect tattoo in any language - like the "English" t-shirts you can buy in Japan, only worse. I'm sure it has happened.

                Well, I'm glad you stopped me, A. I was in danger of getting that tattoo myself.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PhilippeD View Post
                  A common sentence you will hear in my country: "plus qu'on est de fou, plus qu'on rie" -> more it have fool people, more we will laugh.
                  ** in this sentence, being fool have a POSITIVE connotation

                  Because fool is close to the meaning of funny, I guess

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by atlantis View Post
                    Welcome back, Teena.
                    Merci beacoup, Pak! You're d'best adm

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Puspawarna View Post
                      Maybe he wasn't French and he got it wrong ... very funny to think of someone running around with a grammatically incorrect tattoo in any language - like the "English" t-shirts you can buy in Japan, only worse. I'm sure it has happened.

                      Well, I'm glad you stopped me, A. I was in danger of getting that tattoo myself.
                      Twice I answer something and twice it get lost (bad connection)... what Atlantis said.
                      La motivation vient en se motivant ~ Motivation come by self-motivation

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