A chacun son goût

Old Nov 5th, 2009, 08:29 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 think I've never heard "chacun son goût". In my area (Marne and Ardennes départements) it's "à chacun ses goûts".>

my son concurs - in fact before you posted this he said the same thing - that though he had never heard Kerouac's phrase he said it should be a chacun ses gouts - just like you say.

I suspect what this all boils down to is like quoting Shakespeare in English - some archaic language phrase that is also used in contemporary discourse but would not be used otherwise, being archaic English - like 'Wherefore are thou Juliet' for example.
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 08:58 AM
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So, did anyone check out the link I posted? I thought some of you would enjoy it a lot so surprised to see no comments?!
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 09:07 AM
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Very nice website Kavey, mais moi je m'occupe de mes oignons! ;-)
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 09:14 AM
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<je m'occupe de mes oignons!>

a chacun ses gouts!
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 09:20 AM
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Pal arrête d'en faire tout un flan!
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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Neat website, Kavey. I like <i>"Long comme un jour sans pain"</i>- so applicably French.
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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I mean "Pal, arrête d'en faire tout un flan!" D'ailleurs j'ai du pain sur la planche, à plus tard!
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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Coco, est-ce que tu racontes des salades? ;-)
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 09:59 AM
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Loin de moi l'idée de rouler quelqu'un dans la farine! Avec ce topic intéressant on n'est pas sorti de l'auberge, à moins que ça ne retombe comme un soufflé!
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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> Raconter des salades

I hear often my colleague (Parisien-French - Scottish) say that. Des Salaldes !
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 12:28 PM
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I wish I could remember some of the expressions in it, even though some are not exactly in everyday usage, they are still used... but I just never remember them when in France.
(I do speak fairly fluent French but... not enough)
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 01:41 PM
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Speaking of gaffes, I reread my post above only to find a few (more) mistakes in my French grammar.

Kavey, I've been following the C&Z idiom list too. She used to post a new one every few days, but I think she must be running out of material. Thanks for mentioning it again. EJ
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 01:44 PM
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Don't forget that even the French make mistakes in French.
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 03:36 PM
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That's sweet of you to say, kerouac. EJ
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 03:47 PM
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BTW, my favorite food idiom has to be: "la vie est dure sans confiture". It appeals to me on so many levels. Not the least of which is my ability to remember it!
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Old Nov 5th, 2009, 03:59 PM
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My favourite expression is the Latin version,"De gustibus non est disputandum ". It means “there is no disputing about tastes”.
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Old Nov 7th, 2009, 10:07 AM
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My favourite expression is the Latin version,"De gustibus non est disputandum ". It means “there is no disputing about tastes”.

And now we're back to square one : A chacun ses goûts..........
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Old Nov 8th, 2009, 04:38 AM
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Elsie June, yes I think she probably started off with a list to work through but now just finds a new one now and then...
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Really enjoyed this string! Many thanks. My father, who must have gotten it from his father, and so on, used it all the time about 40 years ago!
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Old Jan 8th, 2011, 07:56 AM
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A chacun son gout

I use that fairly often and believe me, all three of my girls (18,13 and 10) do. How could they not, being the teenagers they are !!
They even laughed at me for asking the question ; 'that's just basic french, mom'.
So it's not for the 'older' french people, and I don't think its something regional either ; I've lived near Paris, in Lyon and now near Toulouse, and have heard it everywhere.
I think when one doesn't know a certain word or expression, we shouldn't call it ridiculous but just try to learn from it and except we don't know everything.
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