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There is a phrase, something like "minogue de toi" or something like that. I say it but can't spell it and no luck on translation sites. You know, like two women, one man doing the wild thing. How you spell that? Music related cuz I told a buddy I could write a song about it.

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Originally posted by drfuzz:

Menage a trois...

 

and didn't David Crosby write a song about that years ago?

 

drfuzz

I vaguely recall something but I promise, his would not be as stupid as the idea I have.

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In 93% of France >>> a greeting is met with a kiss on booth cheeks---6.97% with three pecks to the cheek and a very small portion in Sud Est are actually 4. But a "threesome' is a very slim cultural group in France --- A unique Jeopardy question

 

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Originally posted by drfuzz:

Menage a trois...

 

and didn't David Crosby write a song about that years ago?

 

drfuzz

How do you pronounce this properly? I've always said it as...

 

meeNOJ deeTWAH

 

should it be...

 

meeNOJ uhTWAH

 

Heck, I'm from Louisiana but I speak redneck, not French. Not by choice, I was born that way. Still striving to escape the grasps of the redneck stranglehold on my world.

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Re: Pronunciation:

 

Edit: In the first version of this post, I wrongly stated that there was no English equivalent to the French "J" (or soft "G") sound. Actually, there are many fine examples listed by other members in posts that follow. My favorite example so far, considering the ménage à trois topic of this thread, was contributed by Dan South:

 

pleasure

 

(As Dan points out, the "s" in "pleasure" is an English equivalent to the French "J" sound.)

 

I hate to be the source of misinformation, so thanks for the corrections! :thu:

 

Best,

 

Geoff

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Originally posted by Doug Osborne:

Triad

 

Crosby was kicked out of the Byrds reportedly because he wanted them to do this song.

It was actually a label exec who named that song "Triad". David's original title was

 

"Me, You and My Crack Pipe, and Not Necessarily in That Order"

 

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Originally posted by LiveMusic:

There is a phrase, something like "minogue de toi" or something like that...

Why, yes! I would like a threesome with Kylie Minogue!! :thu:

 

What's a threesome in France?
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Same as in the U.S., only pronounced correctly you insipid American!!!

 

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I'll shed some light on the issue since I am ..ahem ... french.

 

May-nahj ah twah

 

The "j" is pronouced without "the tip of the tongue against the front teeth" attack. :wave:

 

Like Geoff said.

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Originally posted by Geoff Grace:

Re: Pronunciation:

 

There is no English equivalent to the French "J" (or soft "G") sound. My advice is to try to say a "J' and an "SH" sound at the same time. In the context of this phrase, I would favor the "SH" over the "J" if you have trouble.

 

Par example:

 

ménage à trois

may&-'NAHSH ah&-'TWAH

 

It may help to check out some sort of French 101 tape at a public library.

 

Best,

 

Geoff

I would replace the "S" with a "Z" for a harder sound.

 

may-NAHZH ah-T*WAH

 

There is a little breath sound between the T and the W (where I've placed an asterisk) that has no English equivalent. It's the sound of the swallowed French R. It's made at the back of the throat like a very soft, dry attempt at a hocker - sorry, there's no polite way to explain this.

 

This same sound is at the beginning of hockey great Patrick Roi's last name. When Americans call him Patrick WAH, they are leaving off this subtle sound at the beginning because it's difficult for non-native French speakers to produce it.

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Originally posted by Jeff Da Weasel:

Originally posted by RaGe:

I'll shed some light on the issue since I am ..ahem ... french.

Should I have been pronouncing your name "ra-JHAY" this whole time? :)

 

- Jeff

I always pronounced his name like "reggae." I assumed that he was Jamaican, mon.

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Originally posted by Jeff Da Weasel:

Originally posted by RaGe:

I'll shed some light on the issue since I am ..ahem ... french.

Should I have been pronouncing your name "ra-JHAY" this whole time? :)

 

- Jeff

I thought I had said it quick enough for anyone to notice :eek:

 

RaGe (like that thing found on the road)

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Of note is the way the French press pronounced Waco during the Branch Davidian siege - Wacko. Little did they know what would be brewing in Crawford, Wacko's neighbor.

 

M. Bush, voo-zets stew-peed. Pork-wa? Nooze navowenz ploose on core beswan un Napoleon.

 

Henry(i)

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Is busy dyin'.

 

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Originally posted by Geoff Grace:

Re: Pronunciation:

 

There is no English equivalent to the French "J" (or soft "G") sound. My advice is to try to say a "J' and an "SH" sound at the same time. In the context of this phrase, I would favor the "SH" over the "J" if you have trouble.

 

Par example:

 

ménage à trois

may&-'NAHSH ah&-'TWAH

 

It may help to check out some sort of French 101 tape at a public library.

 

Best,

 

Geoff

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