A chacun son goût

Old Nov 4th, 2009, 09:06 AM
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 09:35 AM
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I can't tell if there is an accent or a hair on the A.
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 11:48 AM
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Personally I say "à chacun ses goûts" plural because "tous les goûts sont dans la nature". When I read Kerouac's comment I thought my way was something regional but I also found it in wikipedia "chacun ses goûts / à chacun ses goûts / à chacun son goût [all 3 are used] "to each his (their) own taste(s)".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...glish_speakers
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Coco cherie j'arrive a MyHomeInDijon ce Novembre 31em - attention! 6am quai no B, au Gare de Dijon. Rapelle?
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 12:31 PM
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Oh jeez, Palenque really needs some French lessons from Coco.
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 12:39 PM
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Ou mon fils, qui habite, pour le moment, chez moi mais maintenant avec son gaffe serieuse de francais propre, je ne connait pas. Bien sur j'ai appris tout mes francais de Coco - Professuer Coco, on dit.
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 01:06 PM
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 01:28 PM
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Mais ce n'est pas une gaffe serieuse, Palenque. C'est surtout son experience. Tous les fils font des gaffes de temps en temps, exactement comme leurs peres!
And besides, we're all the richer for his contribution to this post, n'est-ce pas? (Sorry, but my French can only take me so far.) EJ
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 01:45 PM
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C'est mignon, Palenque. Ton effort rend nul les petits gaffes.

As a Quebecer, I must say that I am only familiar with the 'chacun a son gout" way of putting it. Then again, I've been told that our French more resembles older french than modern french.
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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I guess Prince Orlofsky wasn't French.
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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For what it's worth, and disregarding accent marks, "chacun a son gout" gets 1.69 million Google hits, while "a chacun son gout" gets only 322,000.

To avoid this potential pitfall, we should perhaps all say "de gustibus non est disputandum."
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 02:01 PM
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Thanks for the help with 'propre' I can never remember which is clean and which is correct!
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 02:30 PM
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Have some madeira, m'dear. You really have nothing to fear.
I'm not trying to tempt you, that wouldn't be right,
You shouldn't drink spirits at this time of night.
Have some madeira, m'dear. It's really much nicer than beer.
I don't care for sherry, one cannot drink stout,
And port is a wine I can well do without...
It's simply a case of chacun a son gout
Have some madeira, m'dear.

http://www.limeliters.net/have_some_madeira_lyrics.html
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 02:42 PM
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OMG, my late husband would sing that to me!!
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 03:09 PM
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Thanks for the numerous responses folks;
...asked the son again: "Je suis quasi-certain de n'avoir jamais entendu cette expression alors que je vivais en France. Inculte..?!! moi?...peut-etre, mais jamais j'ai entendu cela!"
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 04:04 PM
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<i>Personally I say "à chacun ses goûts" plural because "tous les goûts sont dans la nature". When I read Kerouac's comment I thought my way was something regional but ...</i>

I think I've never heard "chacun son goût". In my area (Marne and Ardennes départements) it's "à chacun ses goûts".
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Old Nov 4th, 2009, 08:13 PM
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TDudette: It's the word for both. Ever seen Monsieur Propre in a French supermarket?
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 02:11 AM
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Nikki, "Voix et Images" wasn't the only thing taught. If it had been, life would have been a bit more stilted, but in some ways it would have been soooo much easier. Watching classmates get raps on the knuckles and worse was a really motivating experience, but one I wouldn't care to repeat. Don't get me started on <<Autour d'un mot>>.

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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 02:35 AM
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How about this?

http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires...3%BBt/locution

"Avoir un goût, avoir une saveur désagréable."

Un Fodorite a un goût? Chuckle!
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 02:40 AM
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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti...a%20son%20gout

The accent à is important (drop the accent and see above ), and I guess the word order is irrelevant?

Check this also:
http://www.aria-database.com/transla...fledermaus.txt
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