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  • The term love in tennis allegedly comes from the French word oeuf, meaning egg or zero.

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  • Love SoupAn esoteric etymology here: "love" which in tennis means "zero," comes from the French l'oeuf, meaning "the egg."

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  • Love SoupAn esoteric etymology here: "love" which in tennis means "zero," comes from the French l'oeuf, meaning "the egg."

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  • Audio File:: Listen to my daughter, Jackie, pronounce "gober un oeuf" (gobble an egg): Download gober. mp3.

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  • Once in a while, though, I still have the chance to "gober un oeuf".

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  • In fact, when I was little, my greatest delight was to "gober un oeuf"!

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  • Dieu merci = thank God; gober = to gobble; deux = two; c'est-à-dire = that is to say; la calanque (f) = rocky inlet (from the sea); une piqûre (f) = injection; gober un oeuf = to gobble an egg; l'arrière-pays (m) = hinterland; la ferme

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  • Michael more or less nailed it except that the intention was to 'translate' a joke with the punchline ' Because un oeuf is enough'.

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  • Q: Pourquoi Nicolas Sarkozy mange-t-il qu'un oeuf pour le petit dejeuner?

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  • Q: Pourquoi Nicolas Sarkozy mange-t-il qu'un oeuf pour le petit dejeuner?

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