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A mes amis français et françaises: Bon 14 juillet!
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth replied to Claudine Jean-Baptiste's discussion Can one become a writer? Croyez-vous qu'on nait ecrivain ou qu'on devient ecrivain?
"Claudine,

Although I have written thousands of words for money, they have always been news. I personally don't think I would be a good writer of fiction. Nevertheless, someone with whom I used to work left the news business and later went on to wri…"
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth replied to Audrey Cruz-Mermy's discussion Comment perdre son accent?
"I hear you. "Where are you from?" It must have gotten real old real fast. I gather the people tormenting you with this query were not satisfied simply with "France" as the answer.

Let me assure you that with the vastness of the United States this h…"
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth replied to Robert Roth's discussion Les étudiants français toujours aussi nuls en anglais
"I'm sure this must be a real "gut buster" of a joke somewhere, but it sure doesn't make any sense in English, my native language."
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth replied to Robert Roth's discussion Les étudiants français toujours aussi nuls en anglais
"That's a response that does not address the question. According to Le Monde, the students in France who study English as a second language do not do as well as many of the students in other countries who also study English as a second language.

Now…"
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth replied to Robert Roth's discussion New York Magazine: Merci Gap Concept Shop Brings French Style to Midtown
"Even better, let's hope someone posts news of it in advance here, a great use of this site."
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth replied to Nathalie Charles's discussion How Francophile / Francophone is New York?
""être francophile à NY est un peut élitiste."

What nonsense!"
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth replied to Nathalie Charles's discussion How Francophile / Francophone is New York?
"New York is trying to become like Paris? Really? Why did I not get this memo?

As we often say here, I can sell you the Brooklyn Bridge, but I guess you'd say it was modeled after the Pont Neuf.

Whatever happened to "Vive la difference?""
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth commented on William Alexander's blog post The French are tickled (and ticked) by an American's guide to 'Vous' and 'Tu'
"Tell us about your book.  Is there any pre-publicity?  When will it be released?"
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth commented on Fabiola Montjoli's blog post Le carnet des ameriques, un nouveau carnet d'adresses pour les francophones
"Eric,

If a website is centered on New York, one of the United States, it is grossly disrespectful to not get the minimum information correct and even worse if the error is defended on the grounds it is actually correct.Please take your ad hominem c…"
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth commented on Fabiola Montjoli's blog post Le carnet des ameriques, un nouveau carnet d'adresses pour les francophones
"Catherine,

How did you come up with the number 54?  There are 50 states in the United States of America, many other states in Mexico and South America and no states in Canada."
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth commented on Fabiola Montjoli's blog post Le carnet des ameriques, un nouveau carnet d'adresses pour les francophones
""Le répertoire couvre 54 États dans les Amériques. . ."This is bloody hilarious!  When did we get four extra states?"
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth commented on Laetitia Donnet's blog post IdlewildBooks is officially opened in Brooklyn!
"Welcome to Brooklyn, Laetitia!  Good luck with your new business."
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth commented on Audrye Wong's blog post Making French more than just a fashion trend
"You might want to shop it around.  My first candidate would be the NYT Style Section followed by the Greater New York section in the WSJ."
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth commented on Audrye Wong's blog post Making French more than just a fashion trend
"Welcome to New York in French!
Was this article published anywhere?  Are there photographs accompanying it?"
Aug 21, 2019
Robert Roth commented on marie-virginie's blog post du MoMA au Marriott
"C'est la vie. Now you may have learned how some Americans may not be receptive to certain things said or the way in which they are said. Just as in France.

Bonne journée to you too."
Aug 21, 2019
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