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…or at least one French dude in particular does.

Even though we haven’t updated Tastes Like Chicken‘s website in nearly five years, it still gets a pretty good amount of traffic.

Occasionally, we’ll receive an email about one of the site’s articles. Sometimes, it’s a nice pat on the back. Other times, it’s something like this:

NOTE: This email appears exactly as it was received; it has not been corrected.


You would never ever expect a french-native person to step across that, wouldn’t you? Well, you guys were wrong.

That very first sentence that you called a french saying (or so – pardon my english) is not close to something I could successfully pronounce! What in hell have the author been thinking about? Doesn’t he/she knows google? And sadly it soon made me react by warning you and doubt the quality of your entire work.

I’m off to give it a try anyway.

Meanwhile, please try to find the original ‘saying’ — and sorry if nothing comes in mind right now as to match the english translation you gave.



To which, I have this to say:

Mon cher Phil,

Merci pour votre note, mais vue que notre Francais soit aussi bon que notre Englais, nous sommes quittes.



PS: Si c’était pas pour nous, Americains ignorants, vous parlerez en Allemand.

Back when I was living in Columbus, Ohio my friends and I started a quote wall. Whenever a bit of brilliance (or otherwise) poured out of someone’s mouth, somebody would yell “Quote!” thus nominating it for Quote Board status. The quote then had to be seconded by someone (it almost always was), and then it would be written down to be forever immortalized on the Quote Board.

This is the modern day equivalent of that classic piece of my past.


DMV Customer: “Do you have the motorcycle handbook?”

DMV Employee: “We only have it in Spanish; we’re out of the English ones.”

DMV Customer: “Ummm… okay. Do you have a Spanish translator I could borrow?”

– DMV Customer, 12/21/10

It made the DMV experience slightly less obnoxious,


…or at least that’s what she’s saying.

Let’s hope she at least learns the English language first.

Refudiate the positive,


Old Poop!