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    mike79
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    Freedom Fries


    God, the American government has issues. The French disagree with war so the name of french fries has to change to freedom fries? There's no need for reactions like that, it's so childish (although not surprising since Dubya's vocabulary isn't that much more advanced than that of a toddler). What is up with the anti-French sentiment? They don't want to go to war. Gee, people who like peace. Whod'a thunk it?

    Other terms that can be turned from 'French':

    Freedom kissing
    Freedom dressing
    Freedom Connection (movie)
    Freedomie (Frenchie from American Idol)

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    heyang
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    I feel bad when people call France, Germany, and any other opposers chickens. They have more of a reason to avoid war. They are geographically a lot closer to the action.

    As the German ambassador said during the Nightline town meeting, They initiated 2 wars for the WRONG reasons and they want to be sure they don't enter a 3rd for the WRONG reasons.

    France says that they can't understand why the rush and do not understand the disregard of the opinions of other countries besides the US.

    I heard on the news tonight that NYC became the 140th (?) US city to officially state their objections to this War. As one councilman pointed out, Iraq has not been publicly linked to 9/11, Osama and Al Quada.

    As I've said in the past, I do not feel that my president is justified in this effort. I could be somewhat supportive if I felt that the other nations of the world truly felt the same, but it's apparent that our leadership has not presented enough evidence to these countries (at present.)

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    Kara Bear
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    whats this about freedom fries...its the first i've heard of it?????

  4. #4
    mike79
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    Hi Kara

    Today it was announced that in the cafeteria eating areas in the House buildings of the US french fries will be called freedom fries for the time being. This is an attempt to mock the French who don't want to go to war against Iraq.

    I doubt the French will care since fries originated in Belgium!

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    Jimmy Hoffa 2
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    Freedom Bread
    Freedom Toast
    Freedom Braids
    Freedom Twist
    Freedom Silk Pie
    Freedom Canadians (Boycott Quebec! Don't they have French, excuse me, FREEDOM-speaking requirements?)
    Freedom Dip sandwiches
    Freedom Rolls
    Freedom Doors

    Anyone play the Freedom Horn? ROTFLMAO

    Should we burn down the Statue of Liberty? It was a gift from France.

  6. #6
    Ladskater
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    Mike:

    You beat me to the punch!!! I was just going to write a post about the same thing. It was on the news tonight. What ridiculous behavior! Is the US denouncing all things French? What about the Statue of Liberty? That was a gift from the French. Is the Statue going to be dismantled? I think there are more important issues to focus on at this perilous time.

    Ladskater

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    lottafs
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    I don't even think they should rename these things who have the word "French" in it. Can't they just at least RESPECT France's decision on not going to war? Sheesh. :rolleyes:

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    Nadya Lyubova
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    <img src="http://www.gent-world.net/v/emoticons/lolcryin.gif"/> Whose idea was that, by the way? Whoever it was, I can't believe what a Nationalistic and simple world view this is. Hehe.
    Anyway, a few weeks ago, when I got the news I will be studying in the US for a year, I started reminding myself they're called French Fries at the other side of the ocean, and now this is wrong - I guess I'll go back to calling them chips :lol:

    :lol: Oh and yes, my brother used to play the Freedom horn :rollin:

  9. #9
    Jules Asner
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    I'd stick with French Fries - chips will only get you a side of potato chips (crisps in English-English). As far as I know they have only changed the name in one small food stand in north carolina and then in some government cafeteria - its stupid and won't stick. That fact that it is making news is ridiculous.

    Viva La France - I'll never part with my croissants and french wine and cheese. J'adore Monet, Degas, Proust et Colette. Paris, je t'adore.

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    Kara Bear
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    this is the stupidest thing i've ever heard of!!!!!

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    dlksk8fan
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    I find it very ridiculous.

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    Nadya Lyubova
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    I find it funny that Freedom Fries make a huge discussion in the media, when the assassination of Zoran Djindjic, the Serbian Prime Minister, doesn't. Here it was the news of the day when it happened. Oh well, I'm going off topic, sorry

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    Ptichka
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    Re: Freedom Fries


    Well, Nadya, how many people have heard of Djindjic, vs. how many people have heard of French Fries? How many people have met Djindjic, vs. how many people have met a French Frie?

  14. #14
    sk8cynic
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    To Lottafs





    <blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>I don't even think they should rename these things who have the word "French" in it. Can't they just at least RESPECT France's decision on not going to war? Sheesh. [/quote]


    I think you are missing the point here. I don't think anyone here disrespects France's feelings about going to war in Iraq.......what Americans are primarily upset about is Black Jacque Chiraq's Napoleonic bullying tactics. France's government is not merely saying that they don't feel war is the best option, they are trying to ram their opinions down everyone else's throats by screaming that will veto ANY resolution. In addition, even though they are technically Allies of the US, they have been involved in some rather underhanded negotiating (read: bribery) with other countries to block any US/UNSC resolution or decision. Guess it doesn't matter that France doesn't exactly have a winning war record (when was their last victory? before Waterloo?).....Also, without the US and Britain, there would be far more umlauts and very few cedilles in the French language. Oh, and even when we were allied with France during WWII, we had to take on the Vichy French, who were in cahoots with Hitler. Don't even get me started on the French and Hitler. The French's attitude of wait and see in the 1930's didn't exactly work out so well, and the situation with Hussein is no different.

    Sorry about the rant, but if you can't see why American's are upset with the French, you can take your Freedom horn and move there!!



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    Jules Asner
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    Re: To Lottafs


    You make excellent points, but I simply cannot live without my wine and cheese!

    well, there's still chianti. australia makes good wine, as does california. But what will I do about croissants? I simple refuse to eat a croissandwich. you can't make me.

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