[CR] Fw: Re: The French.

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Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 20:15:11 -0700
From: "Marc St. Martin" <marc.stmartin@earthlink.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Fw: Re: The French.


The use of the word Frog is tantamount to Spic, Wop, etc... This must be stopped. Thanks!

Marc St. Martin Livermore, California USA, but still French

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>Subject: Re: [CR] The French.


>I am not French but I did live in Western Canada for 6 years and heard the term "frog" on several occasions. Like many slang words it isn't always meant to be pleasing. Sometimes people just throw out a word during?a conversation but?they have no ill feelings meant buy saying the word. ?During one very cold winter while I was living in Calgary -Alberta in Canada the eastern Provence of Quebec needed oil and the leading political figure of Alberta said "let the eastern bastards freeze"...... Every nationality has nicknames -we learn to get over it.. We should not get bent out of shape if someone uses those names. Be more mature than he other guy.


>Gary Smith

>Getting ready for 4 days of riding and a wonderful Memorial Day weekend

>Raleigh NC


>-----Original Message-----

>From: billydavid13@comcast.net

>To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

>Sent: Thu, 21 May 2009 7:45 pm

>Subject: [CR] The French.




>Hi all. I don't want to stir up any controversy, but i am i the only one who

>finds "frog" objectionable? The French may?have contributed virtually nothing to

>rock and roll but pretty much everything essential to bikes originated there.

>They deserve a bit more respect. Billy [i'd rather be lost stumbling drunk in

>Paris than doing anything else anywhere else] Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA.