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  • He starts to sing a beloved Félix Leclerc song about a seal who has left her love and her community to work in the US but he barely gets past the word phoque before the ideological impairments of the Committee members cause them to become hysterical.

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  • In French a seal is a "phoque," pronounced in a way which certainly amused the 19-year-old me when I was trying with only moderate success to learn the language.

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  • The french word for seal is "phoque", which of course sounds much like a certain English word.

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  • Like we say in French, on pourrait tuer des bebe phoque s, aussi.

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  • Labels: culture en péril, cuts to Arts funding, Harper Conservatives, Heritage funding programs, Michel Rivard, phoque, Stephen Harper posted by Marie Ève at 9:18 AM

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  • Also the time she was going on and on about le ski de phoque, in front of a bunch of my American friends.

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  • He was a tall, lean, aris-tocralic Naval Academy graduate whose talent lay more in establishing himself as Ie grand phoque at the poolside cocktail bar at the cercle sportif than playing full-contact mud-sucking with the Khmer Rouge.

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  • Au Programme: Cape le Grand National Park et la merveilleuse plage de Lucky Bay (la plus belle plage de sable blanc que j'ai jamais vue), phoque venant nager pres de la jetee et finalement Twilight Cove, une plage de reve pour se reposer et jouer dans les vagues.

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  • Tunes that were always going to be on this playlist because they really are at the dead centre of Canadian culture, like it or not: Both Sides Now, Four Strong Winds, Goldberg Variations (he gets the whole thing?), If I Had $1,000,000, La complainte du phoque en Alaska,

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  • Yes, I definitely remember us finding "la phoque" hilarious in 7th-grade french class.

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