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    JEK is offline
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    What there is and isn't . . . feel free to add as you like . . . .spell check!

    There is no U in Colombier
    There is one M and one S in Flamands
    There is no apostrophe in Lorient
    There is an accent on the wine Rosé for a reason
    There are two Us in Gouverneur
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    KevinS is offline
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    There are only one E and two As in Sint Maarten.

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    amyb is offline
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    Merci.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post
    There is no U in Colombier
    There is one M and one S in Flamands
    There is no apostrophe in Lorient
    There is an accent on the wine Rosé for a reason
    There are two Us in Gouverneur
    3 Columbiers today but I didn't feel like correcting


    Andy

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    JEK is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by andynap View Post
    3 Columbiers today but I didn't feel like correcting
    I felt your pain
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    tim is offline
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    There are some fabulous photographers on the island, both amateur and professional, who regularly and graciously contribute their talents to this site, the function of which was first exploited by fellow mod, iJEK.

    What there ain't is a bike rental/repair boutique(unless it's slipped in without my notice).
    The best moderation is the least moderation.

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    stbartshopper is offline
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    It is l'Esprit not L'Espirit.

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    kent1994 is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    There are some fabulous photographers on the island, both amateur and professional, who regularly and graciously contribute their talents to this site, the function of which was first exploited by fellow mod, iJEK.

    What there ain't is a bike rental/repair boutique(unless it's slipped in without my notice).
    And this is surprising because we noticed many more bikes this year.

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    elgreaux is offline
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    there isn't a golf course or a casino...

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    LMAC is offline
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    And the sign at Entr'acte no longer has an "l" in front of the name.
    and, if I'm not mistaken the
    Tamarin used to be Le or La ......... but maybe not.
    Libby

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    Bart -my real name- is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post
    There is no U in Colombier
    There is one M and one S in Flamands
    There is no apostrophe in Lorient
    There is an accent on the wine Rosé for a reason
    There are two Us in Gouverneur
    "Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination." - Mark Twain


    But I know some of you are stickers so I'll reluctantly add, there's no "Le" in the name of the restaurant called "Tamarin".

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    JEK is offline
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    There is an E and two Us in Fourchue.
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    Chance is féminin and isn't masculin, donc l'expression is bonne chance and isn't bon chance. :)
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    There are no beans in La Gloriette's cassolette.

    There is no lobster in a cassoulet.

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    Call that lobster dish whatever you like. My mouth is watering......
    On an island in the sun we'll be playing and having fun.

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    Wonder if they will ever discover the Lobster Roll
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    Quote Originally Posted by fins85258 View Post
    Wonder if they will ever discover the Lobster Roll
    Just as soon as they discover hot dog buns...never, I hope.
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    they sell hot dog buns at the supermarket and we sell a lot of hotdogs at the film festival snack bar :)

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    davesmom is offline
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    I hope they put lobster in my "Cassolette"...
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    cassidain is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    they sell hot dog buns at the supermarket and we sell a lot of hotdogs at the film festival snack bar :)
    Geez, look for the Golden Arches next. :nightmare:
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    noel is offline
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    There isn't the bread lady anymore.
    Sad.

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    JEK is offline
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    There is an e on the end of Repaire and it is Le -- Le Repaire.

    Oh, and no e in Choisy.
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    There are 2 Ns in saisonniers... :p

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    JEK is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by george View Post
    There are 2 Ns in saisonniers... :p

    Touché !
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    JEK is offline
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    There is a L' in L'Isola.
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    stbartshopper is offline
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    St. Barth not St. Barts

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    davesmom is offline
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    In French, you don't need a period if the abbreviation ends with the letter of the actual word. St Barth
    e.g. M. for Monsieur, Mme for Madame
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    cassidain is offline
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    Plus, the word saint when used, not to describe the canonized person him or herself, but the fête celebrating the saint or any church, town, street, square, etc name memorializing the saint requires a hyphen between saint and the saint's name. Also, when referring to the saint him or herself, saint is not capitalized, whereas it is in all other cases. Finally, when referring to the saint him or herself the word saint must be spelled out. In all other cases it is strongly preferred that saint be spelled out but may be abbreviated. Gender and number agreement applies.

    So, the island is, de préférence, Saint-Barthélemy. St-Barth or Saint-Barth otherwise. The saint himself is saint Barthélemy. The festival day is la Saint-Barthélemy.
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    elgreaux is offline
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    but no hyphens in English please, just plain old Saint Barth will do...

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    cassidain is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    but no hyphens in English please, just plain old Saint Barth will do...
    And plain old rose for that pank wine too !
    Fils du Sud - Ministre de la Santé

    If I can't wear my Havaianas, I ain't goin'...ÀMHA

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