les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, ... et puis... ?

So last night was the café théo to discuss the motto of the Republic. Again we won the quiz, though with only 5/10 I am not sure it was a result to be proud of.

Part of the evening was to propose another word for the motto. Here's three of the suggestions that emerged :

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, solidarité. (That one is very French-minded)

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, obésité. (Apparently the idea is of sharing France's good food...)

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, éternité. (That's my favourite, though the thought of an everlasting République isn't very appealing...)

On my table we were a Chinese student, a French student,; two Irish folk and me. We talked about the paradox of la liberté chrétienne. Jésus s'est soumis, et par cela il a conquis. Et nous aussi, on se soumet et on ... conquit? con... after some discussion we decided on conquérit...

We were wrong. On se soumet et on conquiert. Oh the JOY of French. I LOVE it !

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