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  • Ta'shon's mother was told her daughter was depressed, when in fact she had cancer, and died some months later.

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  • Beyond, under the palms at the edge of the sea, two Chinese nursemaids, in their pretty native costume of white yee-shon and-straight-lined trousers, their black braids of hair down their backs, attended each on a baby in a perambulator.

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  • The other thing to be aware of is the back-up guard battle between Terrell Stoglin and Pe’ shon Howard.

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  • The usual phrase, 立小便 or 立ション, tachi-shouben or tachi-shon refers more usually to standing outside and urinating in public places.

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  • References: best friend = (see Susan's bio here); shon-tee-ay = pronunciation for "chantier" (construction site); Rouge-Bleu = nickname for my friend (also the name of our vineyard); la tristesse (f) = sadness

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  • I vowed not to vent, promised not to prattle on about how life has gone from ho-hum tranquil to high tribulation since Jean-Marc, the kids and I left our quiet home in Les Arcs and moved to a shrilly shon-tee-ay.

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  • Not twenty-four hours later (or the very next morning) the newly acquired property, formerly a haven of pay, * turned into a noisy, crumbling shon-tee-yay* when the bulldozers rolled in and the demolition crew arrived.

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  • But you would be correct to call our new digs a veritable "shon-tee-yay."

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  • The little barn before the bulldozers arrived. le chantier (shon-tee-yay) noun, masculine

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  • Under pressure to address the oft-competing concerns of multiple audiences, the Senator shon ...

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