jtfortin said:What is even lamer is all these idiots who are dumping french wine out. You already bought the wine, the French have your mony, do you really think that they care if you dump it in the streets?
Hey now, don't knock Mondovi, Sterling, or Coppolla(sp?)- it isn't that bad for US wine!BKM said:But, Mud Princess: What does the United States produce anymore that anyone wants? Cars? Please! Food? Its all genetically-altered, so? Wine? Chileans and Australians do it cheaper (and better). Software? Being quickly off-loaded to Indian software labs that can do it for 1/3 of the price.
I guess we do manufacture mighty good weapon systems! Just give away a MOABs as teasers to corrupt third world dictators, and like crack cocaine, they are hooked. Plenty of jobs for all!
Runner said:Agreed that the fuss over the fries may be a little silly.
However, Mrs. Runner and I will be expressing our dissatisfaction with our wallet. Our money will go to purchase fine American wines with a few Australian and even Spanish wines thrown in occasionally. The west coast provides us all the fine wine options we need and under the circumstances we are happy to Buy American.
Michael Stumpf said:Please also consider the fine Sangioveses and Chiantis from Italy, and remember that the best thing to accompany any wine is Wisconsin cheese!
Seabishop said:Attention: French Canadians will now be referred to as "Freedom Canadians"
We didn't play this game with our worst enemies in WWII, or the Soviet Union. I know no one is making me say "freedom fries," but it just reminds me of some weird governmental speech control. We've got bigger problems than the French.
There is a town in North Ontario (sticky song of the day now) called Swastika...I think they tried to rename it at some point (Armstrong?), but the new name didn't catch on.
donk said:What should we call cul de sacs?
Don't forget that Kitchener was changed from New Berlin during WWII.
As for French Canadians, we can call them Quebecois, Acadians, Metis, and then we could get into the racial slurs...
Tom R said:
Quebecis and Acadians come from different stock. There are a lot of Acadians who live in Northern Maine not forgetting the Acadians who moved to Lousiana i. e. cajuns.
Not really...Acadians are French who settled in the maritimes. They were the first to be conquered by the British - can't remember the date. Cajuns are Acadians that were forcibly deported (they didn' just "move") by the British after the fall of Nova Scotia. Quebecois are French who settled in Quebec (New France) which fell to the British in 1759.