It never stops to annoy me.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by gavroche, 11 Feb 2019.

  1. OP

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    Thank you all for your various opinions and history lesson but I still refuse to call it what you call it and will stick to the Channel. A bon entendeur, salut!
    slowmotion, Slick and glasgowcyclist like this.
  2. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    And Jus...
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  3. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    What about the French fries I hear everyone shout.
  4. I'm confused, because I got my welsh dresser from Coventry !!
  5. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    It would have swung the other way and France would have become part of England again in the fifteenth century had Henry V not died of the squits.
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  6. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Doncaster has Frenchgate.
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  7. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Presumably you will apply this new nomenclature policy even handedly, and will now drop the 'French' from French Guiana?

    No? Thought not.
  8. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Still, at least we don't have to worry about the German Ocean any more.
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  9. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Cartes d’Anglaise....just about sums it up for me....
  10. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
  11. Brains

    Brains Guru

    Even English maps have the North Sea marked as the 'German Ocean' up until the early 1800's

    After the 29th of March 2019 it will revert back to being the German Ocean, to match the Irish Sea on the other side and the newly renamed Mer de France to the south
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  12. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    It never ceases to annoy me when French blokes say 'it never stops to annoy me'....:whistle:
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  13. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    An industry which peaked with the Morris Minor.
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  14. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    In Italy we also call it La Manica - the sleeve.
    Don't fret @gavroche I think most of mainland Europe doesn't call it the English Channel ^_^
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  15. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Seeing as we nipped across it twice to save Europe from tyranny, it's quite an apt name.
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