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I broke my shovel so it is time to look around for a new model. Razorback, Ames, Nupla, Fiskers? I would like a very long handle, a decently steep head angle, lighter weight around 5lbs so 2-3Kg, Pointed, sharp. What else these days? I do not need a padded handle because gloves. I was thinking 14 guage thickness so 5/6th or 1.6mm thick blade. Maybe 2 millimeters if the tool is balanced and light enough.
 
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I broke my shovel so it is time to look around for a new model. Razorback, Ames, Nupla, Fiskers? I would like a very long handle, a decently steep head angle, lighter weight around 5lbs so 2-3Kg, Pointed, sharp. What else these days? I do not need a padded handle because gloves. I was thinking 14 guage thickness so 5/6th or 1.6mm thick blade. Maybe 2 millimeters if the tool is balanced and light enough.
Never realised there was so much to a shovel before...:) I know hubby likes the long handle one ...for me nope...more like a weapon in my hands...Sure your find a suitable replacement though, as you know what you want.. that's a good start
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So that handle is over a metre long,nothing special about it..was an odd shovel partt and Hubby added the wood handle to it...
 
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Never realised there was so much to a shovel before...:) I know hubby likes the long handle one ...for me nope...more like a weapon in my hands...Sure your find a suitable replacement though, as you know what you want.. that's a good startView attachment 76405
So that handle is over a metre long,nothing special about it..was an odd shovel partt and Hubby added the wood handle to it...
HaHa! After reading so much I recognize the garden spade hanging and the scoop on the ground! Or am I wrong again?...
 
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Never realised there was so much to a shovel before...:) I know hubby likes the long handle one ...for me nope...more like a weapon in my hands...Sure your find a suitable replacement though, as you know what you want.. that's a good startView attachment 76405
So that handle is over a metre long,nothing special about it..was an odd shovel part:censored: and Hubby added the wood handle to it...
Trouble with you foreigners:LOL:you use you own 'alien' words..The spade is a shade the fork is a fork and guessing a scope is nothing to do with Ice-cream serving but a mere shovel. Ours is a DIY made SHOVEL...and its the one on the 1st floor?ground?deck?..My spade of long standing..hanging... his one, of several he owns ...long handled SHOVEL on the deck you call it deck or ground haha....Sorry about the graffiti on the wall..that was only noticed, just before I was about to post..:censored::).
even I cannot understand what I am saying now.....:rolleyes:..good job it is DinnerTime here....
 
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Two peoples separated by a common language?
.........Lesson 1:rolleyes:
Some French words are the same as English and the French have pinched a few English words like the English have done the same and pinched French words..here are 99.....have fun if you read them...o_O.I would think many are used in your far off Land as well...

Here are 99 common French words used in English, and their meaning
  1. Allowance – from the Old French word alouance (payment)
  2. Apostrophe – from the French word apostrophe
  3. Attaché – from the French word attaché (attached)
  4. Apéritif – from the French word apéritif
  5. Avant-garde – from the French word avant-garde
  6. Aviation – from the French word aviation
  7. Bachelor – from the Anglo-Norman word bacheler (bachelier in modern French)
  8. Baguette – from the French word baguette (stick)
  9. Ballet – from the French word ballet
  10. Beret – from the French word béret
  11. Bon voyage – from the French phrase bon voyage (have a good journey)
  12. Brunette – from the French word brunette
  13. Bureau – from the French word bureau (desk, office)
  14. Cabaret – from the French word cabaret
  15. Cadet – from the French word cadet
  16. Champagne – from the French word champagne
  17. Chauffeur – from the French word chauffeur
  18. Chic – from the French word chic (elegant)
  19. Cliché – from the French word cliché
  20. Connoisseur – from the French word connoisseur
  21. Cul-de-sac – from the French word cul-de-sac (bottom of the bag/sack)
  22. Debris – from the French word débris (broken, crumbled)
  23. Déjà vu – from the French words déjà (already) and vu (seen – past participle of ‘voir’)
  24. Delegate – from the Old French word delegat
  25. Detour – from the French word détour (from détourner)
  26. Dossier – from the French word dossier
  27. Eau de toilette – from the French word eau de toilette
  28. Elite – from the Old French word elit (chosen)
  29. Energy – from the Middle French word énergie
  30. En route – from the French en route
  31. Envisage – from the French word envisager
  32. Expatriate – from the French word expatrier
  33. Facade – from the French word façade
  34. Faux, as in faux fur – from the French word faux (false)
  35. Faux-pas – from the French word faux pas
  36. Fiancé – from the French word fiancé
  37. Film noir – from the French word film noir (a film genre)
  38. Gallery – from the Old French word galerie
  39. Gastronomy – from the French word gastronomie
  40. Gateau – from the French word gâteau
  41. Gazette – from the French word gazette
  42. Heritage – from the Old French word eritage (héritage in modern French)
  43. Homage – from the Old French word homage
  44. Hotel – from the French word hôtel
  45. Identity – from the Middle French word identité
  46. Illusion – from the Old French word illusion
  47. Insult – from the Middle French words insult (noun) and insulter (verb)
  48. Irony – from the Middle French word ironie
  49. Jubilee – from the Middle French word jubile (modern French jubilé)
  50. Kilogram – from the French word kilogramme
  51. Lacrosse – from the Canadian French word la crosse (the stick)
  52. Laissez-faire – from the French word laissez-faire (leave things to take their course)
  53. Liaison – from the French word liaison
  54. Literature – from the Old French word littérature
  55. Machine – from the Middle French word machine
  56. Magnificent – from the Middle French word magnificent
  57. Maisonette – from the French word maisonette
  58. Massage – from the French word massage
  59. Menu – from the French word menu
  60. Metabolism – from the French word métabolisme
  61. Metro – from the French word métro
  62. Musketeer – from the French word mousquetaire
  63. Navy – from the Old French word navie
  64. Neutral – from the Middle French word neutral
  65. Nocturnal – from the Middle French word nocturnal
  66. Novel – from the Old French word novel
  67. Occasion – from the Middle French word occasion
  68. Omelette – from the French word omelette
  69. Optimism – from the French word optimisme
  70. Papier-mâché – from the French word papier-mâché
  71. Parasol – from the French word parasol
  72. Poetic – from the Middle French word poétique
  73. Premiere – from the French word première
  74. Purify – from the Old French word purifier
  75. Recipient – from the Middle French word récipient
  76. Rendez-vous – from the French word rendez-vous (appointment)
  77. Reservoir – from the French word ‘réservoir’ (collection place)
  78. Restaurant – from the French word restaurant
  79. Ricochet – from the French word ricochet
  80. Rich – from the French word riche
  81. Ridicule – from the French word ridicule
  82. Risqué – from the French word risqué
  83. Sabotage – from the French word sabotage
  84. Salad – from the French word salade
  85. Sentiment – from the Old French word sentement
  86. Silhouette – from the French word silhouette
  87. Solicitor – from the Middle French word soliciteur
  88. Souvenir – from the French word souvenir (memory)
  89. Soufflé – from the French word soufflé
  90. Soup – from the French word soupe
  91. Technique – from the French word technique
  92. Television – from the French word télévision
  93. Tournament – from the Old French word tornoiement (tournoiement in modern French)
  94. Uniform – from the Middle French word uniforme
  95. Utensil – from the Old French word utensile
  96. Valid – from the Middle French word valide
  97. Variety – from the Middle French word varieté
  98. Vinaigrette – from the French word vinaigrette
  99. Zest – from the French word zeste
Not a shovel in sight...scoop I mean....:LOL:

this is quite funny in parts, but time consuming on the downside....

Bet you wished you never ask the question now....:ROFLMAO:
 
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.........Lesson 1:rolleyes:
Some French words are the same as English and the French have pinched a few English words like the English have done the same and pinched French words..here are 99.....have fun if you read them...o_O.I would think many are used in your far off Land as well...

Here are 99 common French words used in English, and their meaning
  1. Allowance – from the Old French word alouance (payment)
  2. Apostrophe – from the French word apostrophe
  3. Attaché – from the French word attaché (attached)
  4. Apéritif – from the French word apéritif
  5. Avant-garde – from the French word avant-garde
  6. Aviation – from the French word aviation
  7. Bachelor – from the Anglo-Norman word bacheler (bachelier in modern French)
  8. Baguette – from the French word baguette (stick)
  9. Ballet – from the French word ballet
  10. Beret – from the French word béret
  11. Bon voyage – from the French phrase bon voyage (have a good journey)
  12. Brunette – from the French word brunette
  13. Bureau – from the French word bureau (desk, office)
  14. Cabaret – from the French word cabaret
  15. Cadet – from the French word cadet
  16. Champagne – from the French word champagne
  17. Chauffeur – from the French word chauffeur
  18. Chic – from the French word chic (elegant)
  19. Cliché – from the French word cliché
  20. Connoisseur – from the French word connoisseur
  21. Cul-de-sac – from the French word cul-de-sac (bottom of the bag/sack)
  22. Debris – from the French word débris (broken, crumbled)
  23. Déjà vu – from the French words déjà (already) and vu (seen – past participle of ‘voir’)
  24. Delegate – from the Old French word delegat
  25. Detour – from the French word détour (from détourner)
  26. Dossier – from the French word dossier
  27. Eau de toilette – from the French word eau de toilette
  28. Elite – from the Old French word elit (chosen)
  29. Energy – from the Middle French word énergie
  30. En route – from the French en route
  31. Envisage – from the French word envisager
  32. Expatriate – from the French word expatrier
  33. Facade – from the French word façade
  34. Faux, as in faux fur – from the French word faux (false)
  35. Faux-pas – from the French word faux pas
  36. Fiancé – from the French word fiancé
  37. Film noir – from the French word film noir (a film genre)
  38. Gallery – from the Old French word galerie
  39. Gastronomy – from the French word gastronomie
  40. Gateau – from the French word gâteau
  41. Gazette – from the French word gazette
  42. Heritage – from the Old French word eritage (héritage in modern French)
  43. Homage – from the Old French word homage
  44. Hotel – from the French word hôtel
  45. Identity – from the Middle French word identité
  46. Illusion – from the Old French word illusion
  47. Insult – from the Middle French words insult (noun) and insulter (verb)
  48. Irony – from the Middle French word ironie
  49. Jubilee – from the Middle French word jubile (modern French jubilé)
  50. Kilogram – from the French word kilogramme
  51. Lacrosse – from the Canadian French word la crosse (the stick)
  52. Laissez-faire – from the French word laissez-faire (leave things to take their course)
  53. Liaison – from the French word liaison
  54. Literature – from the Old French word littérature
  55. Machine – from the Middle French word machine
  56. Magnificent – from the Middle French word magnificent
  57. Maisonette – from the French word maisonette
  58. Massage – from the French word massage
  59. Menu – from the French word menu
  60. Metabolism – from the French word métabolisme
  61. Metro – from the French word métro
  62. Musketeer – from the French word mousquetaire
  63. Navy – from the Old French word navie
  64. Neutral – from the Middle French word neutral
  65. Nocturnal – from the Middle French word nocturnal
  66. Novel – from the Old French word novel
  67. Occasion – from the Middle French word occasion
  68. Omelette – from the French word omelette
  69. Optimism – from the French word optimisme
  70. Papier-mâché – from the French word papier-mâché
  71. Parasol – from the French word parasol
  72. Poetic – from the Middle French word poétique
  73. Premiere – from the French word première
  74. Purify – from the Old French word purifier
  75. Recipient – from the Middle French word récipient
  76. Rendez-vous – from the French word rendez-vous (appointment)
  77. Reservoir – from the French word ‘réservoir’ (collection place)
  78. Restaurant – from the French word restaurant
  79. Ricochet – from the French word ricochet
  80. Rich – from the French word riche
  81. Ridicule – from the French word ridicule
  82. Risqué – from the French word risqué
  83. Sabotage – from the French word sabotage
  84. Salad – from the French word salade
  85. Sentiment – from the Old French word sentement
  86. Silhouette – from the French word silhouette
  87. Solicitor – from the Middle French word soliciteur
  88. Souvenir – from the French word souvenir (memory)
  89. Soufflé – from the French word soufflé
  90. Soup – from the French word soupe
  91. Technique – from the French word technique
  92. Television – from the French word télévision
  93. Tournament – from the Old French word tornoiement (tournoiement in modern French)
  94. Uniform – from the Middle French word uniforme
  95. Utensil – from the Old French word utensile
  96. Valid – from the Middle French word valide
  97. Variety – from the Middle French word varieté
  98. Vinaigrette – from the French word vinaigrette
  99. Zest – from the French word zeste
Not a shovel in sight...scoop I mean....:LOL:

this is quite funny in parts, but time consuming on the downside....

Bet you wished you never ask the question now....:ROFLMAO:
Oh now you have done it! I laughed so hard I needed a napkin to wipe my eyes! Keep your pants on!
 
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Outerwear from the waist to the ankles (trousers) *
(wear the pants in the family) be masculine, be the breadwinner, perform the husband's role (derog.) (spoken esp. of a wife, usage becoming obsolete)
that is your far land's definition...outer wear...:ROFLMAO:...
some of them are really funny.....so you peeped at m-z...

napkin wiped your eyes with it...no no....napkin is in UK..........nappy/diaper in your language....so funny you foreigners...:unsure::LOL:
 
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Outerwear from the waist to the ankles (trousers) *
(wear the pants in the family) be masculine, be the breadwinner, perform the husband's role (derog.) (spoken esp. of a wife, usage becoming obsolete)
that is your far land's definition...outer wear...:ROFLMAO:...
some of them are really funny.....so you peeped at m-z...

napkin wiped your eyes with it...no no....napkin is in UK..........nappy/diaper in your language....so funny you foreigners...:unsure::LOL:
Oh you caught that! Darn! I thought I could get by you because your shovels are square and not pointed like mine!;)
 
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Oh you caught that! Darn! I thought I could get by you because your shovels are square and not pointed like mine!;)
Nothing much that is funny get's past me there was a Ham that was from your far off land called as a joke No Bad News can't remember his call sign but he use to have me in fits of laughter because Ham Radio can be a tad stuffy at times... and I get the point:sneaky:...Square because it is a scope not a digger,,,Have a nice day....:p
 
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Nothing much that is funny get's past me there was a Ham that was from your far off land called as a joke No Bad News can't remember his call sign but he use to have me in fits of laughter because Ham Radio can be a tad stuffy at times... and I get the point:sneaky:...Square because it is a scope not a digger,,,Have a nice day....:p
It is always nice to visit because I learn so much! Have a nice day!
 
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It is always nice to visit because I learn so much! Have a nice day!
Lesson 2 waiting in the wings...here we go..admiration for such a turn around of a life...a good example to moi... https://www.theguardian.com/books/2...haniah-abuse-crime-peoples-poet-autobiography
https://www.best-poems.net/poem/people-will-always-need-people-by-benjamin-zephaniah.html picked this one for the title...
Nice time of the day..rest break from enjoying my garden but I am a tad OTT with stuff...so a coffee and some thoughts...Been a good day sol far...Scoped up a lot also...:unsure: if you read ..not so easy all this downtoearthstuff........ I will put in a joke as well,






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hahaha.......got yer:ROFLMAO:
 
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Lesson 2 waiting in the wings...here we go..admiration for such a turn around of a life...a good example to moi... https://www.theguardian.com/books/2...haniah-abuse-crime-peoples-poet-autobiography
https://www.best-poems.net/poem/people-will-always-need-people-by-benjamin-zephaniah.html picked this one for the title...
Nice time of the day..rest break from enjoying my garden but I am a tad OTT with stuff...so a coffee and some thoughts...Been a good day sol far...Scoped up a lot also...:unsure: if you read ..not so easy all this downtoearthstuff........ I will put in a joke as well,






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hahaha.......got yer:ROFLMAO:
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If I were to need a shovel this would be a serious consideration. New of today may not be as heavy gauge as the two I purchased 40 years ago on clearance for $2.95 each but they have served me well.

A forward turned step for my boot to push on is a requirement for me.

 

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You are getting to be a lazy bones..sort the bones out of this then.....foreigner, what me, no way, just a Londoner born and bred ..
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Tourist, or not native to London? Wondering what all these new words mean? Don’t worry, we’ve put together this really quick and simple guide to London slang.
Ah nam – tell on, rat on, tattle on.
Alie – I agree
Allow/allow it – stop/stop it.
Bait – obvious or simple. As in, ‘you’re so bait.’
Bangin‘ – good.
Bare – a lot of something.
Beast – really cool. As in, ‘that outfit is beast.’
Beef – a hostility between two people that usually results in violence.
Blud/Blad – brother, friend.
Bovvered – verb describing a lack of interest. As in, ‘I ain’t bovvered.’
Brap! – representing oneself, bigging yourself up.
Butters — ugly.
Chief – an unintelligent person.
Chung – extremely good looking.
Chirpsing – flirting.
Dapper – someone who looks fancy or smart.
Dizzy – crazy.
Dred – dreadful, terrible, cruel,
Dry – dull, boring.
Ends – area or neighbourhood a person hails from.
Fam – family and friends.
Feds - Police
Fresh – nice, looks good. As in, ‘Sam is looking fresh today.’
Garms – clothing.
Gyaldem – girl grew.
Heads – people (‘bare heads’ means ‘lots of people’).
Hectic – good, fantastic, amazing.
Hench – muscular.
Hype – too much, excessive, over the top.
Init – short for ‘isn’t it’, often put at the end of sentences for extra effect or added drama.
Is-it (sometimes pronounced iiiiissss iiiiitttt?) – means: really?
Inner – describes someone who is too nosey.
Jack – to take or steal. As in, ‘Katy jacked my food.’
Jakes – police.
Jam – relax, chill out.
Jokes – funny. As in, ‘that party was jokes’ or ‘Charlie is so jokes.’
Kotch – sit and chill.
Kretin – idiot.
Link – to hook up with someone.
Lips – to kiss passionately.
Long – when something involves far too much effort.
Lush – good-looking.
Manz – refers to oneself in a ‘big up’ manner.
Marvin – hungry.
Next man – someone who joins in a conversation when they are not involved.
Manz – refers to oneself in a ‘big up’ manner.
Marvin – hungry.
Next man – someone who joins in a conversation when they are not involved.
On top – when a situation goes absolutely crazy.
Owned – to be made a fool of.
Peng – good-looking.
Rinsed – overused, used up, all gone.
Roll with – hang out with.
Safe – cool, good, sweet.
Shook – nervous, freaking out.
Sick – interesting, cool. As in, ‘Harry is sick.’
Standard – of course.
Switch – to turn on someone instantly with maximum shade.
Taxed – stealing.
Tight – cheap. As in, ‘stop being so tight and lend me £5.’
Tonk – muscular person.
Treck – something far away.
Tune (sometimes pronounced tuuuuunnnnneeeee) – music you love.
Vex/vexed – an extremely annoyed person.
Wag-One (wah’gwan or wah’ta’gwan fam) – short for ‘what’s goin on.’
Watch – be careful, don’t mess with me.
Wicked – cool, amazing.
Wifey – girlfriend, bestie.
Yard – your house.
Younger – a sibling, someone younger than you. As in, ‘come here, younger.
Vex/vexed – an extremely annoyed person.
Have A Nice Day
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.........Lesson 1:rolleyes:
Some French words are the same as English and the French have pinched a few English words like the English have done the same and pinched French words..here are 99.....have fun if you read them...o_O.I would think many are used in your far off Land as well...

Here are 99 common French words used in English, and their meaning
  1. Allowance – from the Old French word alouance (payment)
  2. Apostrophe – from the French word apostrophe
  3. Attaché – from the French word attaché (attached)
  4. Apéritif – from the French word apéritif
  5. Avant-garde – from the French word avant-garde
  6. Aviation – from the French word aviation
  7. Bachelor – from the Anglo-Norman word bacheler (bachelier in modern French)
  8. Baguette – from the French word baguette (stick)
  9. Ballet – from the French word ballet
  10. Beret – from the French word béret
  11. Bon voyage – from the French phrase bon voyage (have a good journey)
  12. Brunette – from the French word brunette
  13. Bureau – from the French word bureau (desk, office)
  14. Cabaret – from the French word cabaret
  15. Cadet – from the French word cadet
  16. Champagne – from the French word champagne
  17. Chauffeur – from the French word chauffeur
  18. Chic – from the French word chic (elegant)
  19. Cliché – from the French word cliché
  20. Connoisseur – from the French word connoisseur
  21. Cul-de-sac – from the French word cul-de-sac (bottom of the bag/sack)
  22. Debris – from the French word débris (broken, crumbled)
  23. Déjà vu – from the French words déjà (already) and vu (seen – past participle of ‘voir’)
  24. Delegate – from the Old French word delegat
  25. Detour – from the French word détour (from détourner)
  26. Dossier – from the French word dossier
  27. Eau de toilette – from the French word eau de toilette
  28. Elite – from the Old French word elit (chosen)
  29. Energy – from the Middle French word énergie
  30. En route – from the French en route
  31. Envisage – from the French word envisager
  32. Expatriate – from the French word expatrier
  33. Facade – from the French word façade
  34. Faux, as in faux fur – from the French word faux (false)
  35. Faux-pas – from the French word faux pas
  36. Fiancé – from the French word fiancé
  37. Film noir – from the French word film noir (a film genre)
  38. Gallery – from the Old French word galerie
  39. Gastronomy – from the French word gastronomie
  40. Gateau – from the French word gâteau
  41. Gazette – from the French word gazette
  42. Heritage – from the Old French word eritage (héritage in modern French)
  43. Homage – from the Old French word homage
  44. Hotel – from the French word hôtel
  45. Identity – from the Middle French word identité
  46. Illusion – from the Old French word illusion
  47. Insult – from the Middle French words insult (noun) and insulter (verb)
  48. Irony – from the Middle French word ironie
  49. Jubilee – from the Middle French word jubile (modern French jubilé)
  50. Kilogram – from the French word kilogramme
  51. Lacrosse – from the Canadian French word la crosse (the stick)
  52. Laissez-faire – from the French word laissez-faire (leave things to take their course)
  53. Liaison – from the French word liaison
  54. Literature – from the Old French word littérature
  55. Machine – from the Middle French word machine
  56. Magnificent – from the Middle French word magnificent
  57. Maisonette – from the French word maisonette
  58. Massage – from the French word massage
  59. Menu – from the French word menu
  60. Metabolism – from the French word métabolisme
  61. Metro – from the French word métro
  62. Musketeer – from the French word mousquetaire
  63. Navy – from the Old French word navie
  64. Neutral – from the Middle French word neutral
  65. Nocturnal – from the Middle French word nocturnal
  66. Novel – from the Old French word novel
  67. Occasion – from the Middle French word occasion
  68. Omelette – from the French word omelette
  69. Optimism – from the French word optimisme
  70. Papier-mâché – from the French word papier-mâché
  71. Parasol – from the French word parasol
  72. Poetic – from the Middle French word poétique
  73. Premiere – from the French word première
  74. Purify – from the Old French word purifier
  75. Recipient – from the Middle French word récipient
  76. Rendez-vous – from the French word rendez-vous (appointment)
  77. Reservoir – from the French word ‘réservoir’ (collection place)
  78. Restaurant – from the French word restaurant
  79. Ricochet – from the French word ricochet
  80. Rich – from the French word riche
  81. Ridicule – from the French word ridicule
  82. Risqué – from the French word risqué
  83. Sabotage – from the French word sabotage
  84. Salad – from the French word salade
  85. Sentiment – from the Old French word sentement
  86. Silhouette – from the French word silhouette
  87. Solicitor – from the Middle French word soliciteur
  88. Souvenir – from the French word souvenir (memory)
  89. Soufflé – from the French word soufflé
  90. Soup – from the French word soupe
  91. Technique – from the French word technique
  92. Television – from the French word télévision
  93. Tournament – from the Old French word tornoiement (tournoiement in modern French)
  94. Uniform – from the Middle French word uniforme
  95. Utensil – from the Old French word utensile
  96. Valid – from the Middle French word valide
  97. Variety – from the Middle French word varieté
  98. Vinaigrette – from the French word vinaigrette
  99. Zest – from the French word zeste
Not a shovel in sight...scoop I mean....:LOL:

this is quite funny in parts, but time consuming on the downside....

Bet you wished you never ask the question now....:ROFLMAO:

French is such a difficult language to master. I knew a French girl who couldn't even conjugate properly by adding an é for female (such as divorcée) and she's studying to be a bi-lingual secretary. if I were their Education Minister, I would simplify everything: I hate punishing kids for pedantic reasons. However, la grande parole always sounds incredibly sexy and moving; and the lovely and dynamic liaisons in pronunciation always give me frisson de plaisir! That's the limit of my ability.
 
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I speak through google translate...haha
Husband still learning how to speak English..he does say that often mainly because he is the joker of the family.
Family brings me on to his family....they are the Aumoniers and his group come from around Niort and Poiters just a stones throw from where we landed up....Very clever people with a long history of top notch skills and crafts..all went completely wrong with the immediate family though...:rolleyes:..My problem with learning in general is my memory lets me down..I read a lot as well, really can get tucked into a subject and ok a lot does stay in the memory bank but more does not....I know so much about the Ancestry of my Husband's family I could recite the names and dates and so much more but you know....he has no interest in his past what so ever and yet the stories around these people is like a dramatic novel...Bonne journée.
 
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An Englishman calls a spade a spade, an Australian calls it 'a bloody shovel'

To me a shovel is the moulded single piece one you throw down on its back and use to shovel aggregates
A spade is the one with a heavy blade you use for digging holes and stand on its handle
The point being that the water drains off when it rains without getting down between the metal and the wooden handle.

If you don't have a shovel you had best buy your "Coal de sack" rather than "A la cart"
 

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