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  • I was a ‘petite americaine’ (although at 5′10″ tall, hardly petite!) and I too fell madly in love: with the city of light, and a fellow american photographer,,, was later dumped/abandone (by the photographer) and afterwards spent many hours sitting in cafes dropping tears into my cafe cremes.

    cover up

  • How wonderful, congratulations! amy, la petite americaine |

    question

  • Alex, Bely et moi vivons en amerique depuis des decennies et ils ne me contradirons surement pas quand j'affirme qu'ici malgre les points communs que partagent tout les americains, il y a une distinctive culture noir-americaine ici aux states, culture due a leurs origines africaines.

    Obama's Ghana Speech Underwhelms

  • These lines of comfort are different for everyone. amy, la petite americaine |

    tongue-tied

  • I only hope I someday make it to where you are now. la petite americaine |

    épanouie

  • What Le Figaro actually wrote was: "Mme Rice, tailleur noir, collier de perles et silhouette impeccablement droite, a redonne [sic] le 'la' de la 'nouvelle diplomatie' americaine [sic]."

    languagehat.com: POT AUX ROSES.

  • I resisted the temptation to crank up my speed – this two-lane blacktop was narrow and full of unexpected twists – and I was relieved to get to Lac Megantic and the turnoff marked Rt 161: Woburn et la frontière americaine.

    State of the Union

  • La frontière americaine is only a few miles from there.

    State of the Union

  • I think it comes from these americaine girls in my classes that only like to speak in english, and they sound stupid.

    "This life I'm living"

  • Permettez-moi tout d'abord de vous offrir mes meilleurs voeux pour l'annee qui commence et en particulier de vous souhaiter un progres economique soutenu en 1975 en depit des secousses de l'economie mondiale et notamment de l'economie americaine qui nous permettent peu de certitudes pour la nouvelle annee.

    Bill 22: Must Economic Growth be Achieved at the Expense of Cultural Development?

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  • See also: The father of Nicholas Cage's character in The Weather Man. Michael Caine is a great actor but his American accent is laughable. In fairness, he does better in Secondhand Lions.

    November 30, 2009

  • An anesthetic.

    November 30, 2009