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John Kerry Shows Off
His French Language Skills

Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 2/27/2013 5:42:58 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry showed off his French speaking skills at a joint press conference with his counterpart in Paris today: The official State Department transcript of the event translates Kerry´s remarks into English: "SECRETARY KERRY: (In French - Via interpreter) Thank you very much, Minister. Thank you for your warm hospitality. Thank you very much for welcoming us here today. It’s a great pleasure for me to be here with Foreign Minister Fabius. We just finished one of those wonderful French lunches that have been drawing Americans to Paris for centuries.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/27/2013 5:45:33 PM     (No. 9199649)

Man speaks French. Not news.
Horse speaks French. News.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 2/27/2013 6:00:10 PM     (No. 9199668)

Je suis un visage de cheval. Saviez-vous que j´ai servi au Vietnam.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/27/2013 6:11:07 PM     (No. 9199676)

Pass the Grey Poupon!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dcomd, 2/27/2013 6:17:45 PM     (No. 9199686)

Numero tres: Tu me dois un nouveau clavier!

#3, you owe me a new keyboard!





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Reply 5 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 2/27/2013 6:29:14 PM     (No. 9199697)

Il est un idiot dans l´un ou l´autre de langue.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 2/27/2013 6:29:17 PM     (No. 9199698)

Mr. Ed spoke French too as I recall.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WyoEagle, 2/27/2013 6:32:01 PM     (No. 9199700)

We have been going to Paris for "centuries" for lunch? Learn something new every day I suppose. What a bore this guy is.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Java D, 2/27/2013 6:53:06 PM     (No. 9199728)

Note he had to READ it, accent was so garbled I could barely understand him, quelle espece d´idiot (one stupid idiot).

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 2/27/2013 6:59:25 PM     (No. 9199740)

This hanky-sniffing horse faced horse´s backside has reached his Peter Principle position. Actually, that´s not fair, since he´s not been in a meritocracy.

Candleface has always been and remains a fraud. He´s an entitled effete upper-class gigolo non-achieving snob. A pure fascist Marxist pig of the Animal Farm breed.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dman, 2/27/2013 7:01:09 PM     (No. 9199742)

"Morticia! You spoke French!"

Someone kiss his hand.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Wendybird, 2/27/2013 7:08:19 PM     (No. 9199748)

Do you suppose that delicious French lunch had some medium rare steak en croissant donated by a close relative?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: uno, 2/27/2013 7:09:18 PM     (No. 9199752)

John Kerry...isn´t he the guy that invented Horse-Facebook?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jar, 2/27/2013 7:34:11 PM     (No. 9199779)

The accent is far better than most Americans, although not up to Jodie Foster standards. A truer test of his ability to speak French would be impromptu conversation, not reading written remarks. Tonight on Fox News, they said he spoke three languages on his trip abroad. What is the third language?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Watlines, 2/27/2013 7:38:44 PM     (No. 9199783)

Yeah, he´s done showing off his brains.

Stick to French, Mr. Gigolo

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Reply 15 - Posted by: tnorling, 2/27/2013 7:41:23 PM     (No. 9199788)

Encroyable! Un cheval americain parle francaise, en France! C´est une miracle!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Scribelus, 2/27/2013 9:05:24 PM     (No. 9199881)

Merde!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: braincramp, 2/28/2013 1:33:50 AM     (No. 9200186)

Bâillonnez-moi avec une cuillère! (Gag me with a spoon!)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/28/2013 2:13:30 AM     (No. 9200205)

Kinda sounds like Maurice Chevalier

´´Thank heaven for wealthy girls, for wealthy girls get richer every day!´

Thank heaven for wealthy girls
thank heaven for them all,
no matter where, no matter who
for without them, what would gigolos do?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 2/28/2013 3:18:55 AM     (No. 9200228)

French spoken with a Boston Brahmin accent sounds dreadful.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: bunsen, 2/28/2013 5:09:12 AM     (No. 9200281)

He also spoke German in Berlin when he spoke of riding his bicycle as a lad and losing his diplomatic passport. That´s a kneeslapper around the Kerry dinner table. I miss Hillary. Really.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/28/2013 7:25:15 AM     (No. 9200402)

I know I´m sure planning to go to France for lunch next century.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: spotter, 2/28/2013 6:54:21 PM     (No. 9201618)

Kerry also wowed the Germans with his language skills:

"Ich bin ein Berliner"

He figured no body would remember...

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