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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:18 am    Post subject: John Kerry refuses to speak French at news conference Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21392034

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John Kerry has prompted a Gallic shrug by refusing to speak French at his maiden news conference as US Secretary of State.

Asked to answer a question with a "bit of French please", he said: "Not today. I got to refresh myself on that."

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I refuse to speak French on a daily basis, mainly because people around my home wouldn't know what I was on about.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What pops to mind is, he actually cannot speak French and just bullshitted about it. Like Biden vis-à-vis his IQ.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of Westerwelle and his refuse to speak english on his first press conference as foreign minister - which I thiught was pretty cool and bold move.

The true reason was: his english is worse then mine.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
Reminds me of Westerwelle and his refuse to speak english on his first press conference as foreign minister - which I thiught was pretty cool and bold move.

The true reason was: his english is worse then mine.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kerry isn't that impressive. But, show him respect for he is now the secretary!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
But, show him respect for he is now the secretary!

Right after he makes me some coffee and finishes typing up the minutes.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
Kerry isn't that impressive. But, show him respect
Respect is earned, thus he gets zero.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aidanjt wrote:
juniper wrote:
But, show him respect for he is now the secretary!

Right after he makes me some coffee and finishes typing up the minutes.

Oh, you sexist pig! :wink:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
What pops to mind is, he actually cannot speak French and just bullshitted about it. Like Biden vis-à-vis his IQ.

Great ! And... congratulations...
Well... I mean much respect shown by me, myself and I, this being said and obvious that... I was not obliged to demonstrate this.
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juniper wrote:
Kerry isn't that impressive. But, show him respect

Respect is earned, thus he gets zero.

With respect to your status of Gentoo-Forum Admin, which will make so that, If you, acting as a Gentoo-Forum Admin, incidentally ask me to shut up, I will actually show respect to you and sut-up, I must say that :
You are incorrect + a ton of other things that could actually be interpreted as demonstrations of strong disrespect.
All this of course being said that, being personally frightened by your avatar and impressed by your signature and number of posts, I might possibly just refrain from showing whatever.

Don't worry BK... I go watch a mime or something !
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