Strathclyde and the chippie


By Stephen Pollard
January 25, 2011
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Jenni Frazer

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 14:02

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Don't encourage him.


iceberg5

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 15:32

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That says it all about you, Pollard. You think that Richard Littlejohn is laugh out loud funny. Tragic


jose (not verified)

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 16:15

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That says it all about you, Pollard.

I see that you have a tendency to know "all". You know all about the Middle East problems, you know all about Stephen,...
What else?


jose (not verified)

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 16:17

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And to correct Richard Littlejohn, the correct expression is not "bon viveur" but "bon vivant"...
But you already knew that iceberg5, didn't you?


iceberg5

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 17:23

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Do I?? No I just think Richard Littlejohn is an appalling journalist and that article is pathetic. I also don't like Stephen Pollard and I think it's quite telling that he seems to think Littlejohn is so funny.

Re. your question - no I didn't know that. But I had a look on google and it seems bon viveur is quite correct.


jose (not verified)

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 18:01

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Do I??

Indeed and your answer is another confirmation of it...

But I had a look on google and it seems bon viveur is quite correct.

Well, if you look for a thing in Google, you will find it. That is called "confirmation bias". If you look at "9/11 inside job", you will find a number of nut sites too. That does not mean they are right.

If you try "bon viveur", you will find basically English websites while it is an obviously French expression. But
"bon vivant" is the French expression and I haven't heard the word "viveur" in half a century.

http://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/bon_viveur

Déformation de l'expression française bon vivant.

I'll let you translate that. With your total knowledge, it won't be difficult.


iceberg5

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 18:55

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Man you're really angry about something.

FYI - my knowledge of French is distinctly limited. I did get quite a good GCSE but that was a while ago.

I shall accept your kind advice regarding the phrase bon vivant/bon viveur - neither of which is a term I have never used, nor intend to begin using.


jose (not verified)

Sun, 02/06/2011 - 20:11

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Man you're really angry about something.

Mostly about idiocy.

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