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  • "Nostalgie de la boue" means ascribing higher spiritual values to people and cultures considered "lower" than oneself, the romanticization of the faraway primitive which is also the equivalent of the lower class close to home ....

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  • But allow for all the gush and nostalgie de la boue and a becoming unwillingness to speak ill so soon and Taylor's dazzled obituaries still tell a different story.

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  • Many guests, not knowing that the ground beneath them would be concrete, worried that a fleuve de boue (river of mud) would force them to be embourbé (mired) in mud, proving that everything really does sound better in French.

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  • Quand l'eau monte à ce niveau avec des infrastructures comme les nôtres, il faudrait imaginer le pire!!!! je m'imagine dans ma voiture dans cette situation, à moitié dans la boue

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  • "Nostalgie de la boue" means ascribing higher spiritual values to people and cultures considered "lower" than oneself, the romanticization of the faraway primitive which is also the equivalent of the lower class close to home ....

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  • Quand les bushman d'Afrique du Sud rentrent au bercail, ils s'enduisent la langue de boue pour exprimer leur attachement à leur sol.

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  • Quand les bushman d'Afrique du Sud rentrent au bercail, ils s'enduisent la langue de boue pour exprimer leur attachement à leur sol.

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  • Quand les bushman d'Afrique du Sud rentrent au bercail, ils s'enduisent la langue de boue pour exprimer leur attachement à leur sol.

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  • Why don't you class yourself up a bit, or is it nostalgie de la boue?

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  • See “Le grand lexique du patois charentais,” Xaintonge hors serie 1 2003 48, s.v. “broue: boue”; and Alain Rey et al., Le Grand Robert de la langue française, nouvelle édition augmentée, 6 vols.

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