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Post by Sappho » Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:08 pm

Hi, everyone!

I study classical filology at the university of Brussels, and since I really want to learn to speak and communicate in Latin (Greek I will try when I have better mastered it) I thought here would be a nice start.

Valete!

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Post by swiftnicholas » Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:23 pm

Welcome to Textkit Sappho!

I like your username: not very long ago, some group members were daydreaming about finding a book of her poetry in the Egyptian sands.....sigh.

Je ne connais pas le latin malheureusement, mais j'apprends le français (lentement).

Enjoy your time here :D

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Post by Sappho » Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:51 pm

En Belgique le français est obligatoire en école primaire et secondaire, donc je suis assez capable de comprendre, écrire et lire cette belle langue. Mais normalement je parle le néerlandais. Merci pour ton bienvenu!

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Post by annis » Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:11 pm

Eek! Please use a smaller image for your avatar! The little piggies are squishing the posts.

And welcome to Textkit. :)
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Re: Avete!

Post by mariek » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:19 pm


Oh my! What a big picture you've got there!

Welcome to Textkit!!!

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Post by Sappho » Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:51 pm

Oops, sorry I'll change it, I thought it would turn out much smaller.

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Post by mingshey » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:33 am

Those guini pigs remind me of Hercule Poirot I saw in the "Death on the Nile", a TV cinema. Especially because he used to say he was a Belgian.

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Post by mariek » Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:57 am


Thank you for resizing your avatar. It's much better now. :)

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Post by Sappho » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:45 pm

Those guini pigs remind me of Hercule Poirot I saw in the "Death on the Nile", a TV cinema. Especially because he used to say he was a Belgian.
Hercule Poirot is indeed a Belgian, yet from the French speaking part, whereas I come from the Dutch speaking part.

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Post by annis » Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:17 pm

Sappho wrote:[Hercule Poirot is indeed a Belgian, yet from the French speaking part, whereas I come from the Dutch speaking part.
Ah, Belgium. The home of Galler chocolate.
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Post by Sappho » Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:52 pm

...and the wrongly called "French" fries, the Belgian waffels, sprouts, chicory and many more culinary things. :wink:

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Post by Jeff Tirey » Thu Mar 03, 2005 5:16 pm

Hello Sappho and welcome to Textkit!

Is it true in Belgium that you have waffle stands on street corners? That sounds so much tastier than the hot dog stands we have here in Cleveland, Ohio.

I'm sorry, I'm always thinking about food. :-)

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Post by Sappho » Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:32 pm

Yep, lots of wafflestands in the cities and also when there are events (fairs, market, ...) and hotdog stands we have too, though it's mostly combined with hamburger and/or fries and/or fritters.
By the way, I also think a lot about food, especially since I'm with my grilfriend, her mother cooks great!

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Post by Jeff Tirey » Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:52 pm

that sounds so yummy! I never heard about the waffle stands until I was watching a food program recently, and now I'm jealous! It's not the big monuments and attractions that make me want to travel, it's the small things like waffle stands, the opportunity to drink beer at a McDonald's, or discovering the very best cup of coffee ever!!

The only street food we have here are these really, really bad hot dog carts that nobody in their right minds eats from.

Don't get me wrong.. i love a good hot dog.. just not from those carts that get hooked up to the back of a van at the end of the day :wink:

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Post by Skylax » Thu Mar 03, 2005 8:59 pm

Sappho wrote:...and the wrongly called "French" fries, the Belgian waffels, sprouts, chicory and many more culinary things. :wink:
Bojou, binamêye (Yes, it is Walloon, another Belgian language, for "Hello, Miss!").

About Belgian-made food, there is also something called "Fromage de Herve" (Cheese from Herve), which could be counted among chemical mass destruction weapons. If Pres Bush knew...

William : Sadly, although I live only 15 km (10 miles) away from the Galler factory, my wife does only enjoy Swiss Lindt 85% chocolate... C'est la vie !

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Post by Bert » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:52 pm

Sappho wrote:...and the wrongly called "French" fries,
In the Netherlands, jokes abound about the Belgians and their love of French Fries (Pattat)

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Post by oistos » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:03 am

The French also tease the Belgians for their love of fries. When I was living in France there was a movie on TV along the lines of "History of the World Part One" (Mel Brooks) and when they showed the King of Belgium he had a "corne a frites" in his hand.
Of course the French don't have too much room to talk. I stopped at one of their stands outside a train station. The sign said "sandwiche jambon frites", so I ordered it thinking it was a ham sandwich with a side of fries. Well, it was a ham sandwich with fries as a TOPPING. It was good, just somewhat unexpected. I'm sure my arteries were not thanking me.

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Post by Sappho » Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:20 pm

The sign said "sandwiche jambon frites",
We call a similar sandwich in a dialect from Brussels "ne mitraiet" (from the French word mitraillet)

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Post by ingrid70 » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:12 pm

Could you fight a 'patatje oorlog' with that? :)

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Post by Yhevhe » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:04 pm

oistos wrote:... it was a ham sandwich with fries as a TOPPING...
That reminds me of our hot dogs... or maybe hot dogs in all countries come with fries as a topping? :?

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Post by oistos » Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:54 am

We call a similar sandwich in a dialect from Brussels "ne mitraiet" (from the French word mitraillet)
Like a machine gun??? Is it shaped like a barrel with all the fries sticking out the end?

That reminds me of our hot dogs... or maybe hot dogs in all countries come with fries as a topping?
Apparently we need to start a cullinary oddity forum... :P

Anyway, welcome Sapho. You can call me Jeffke. That's the nickname some Belgian friends gave me years ago. :)
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Post by bingley » Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:58 am

oistos wrote: The sign said "sandwiche jambon frites", so I ordered it thinking it was a ham sandwich with a side of fries. Well, it was a ham sandwich with fries as a TOPPING.
Take away the ham and you have what is known in England as a chip butty.

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Post by oistos » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:13 am

Anyway, welcome Sapho.
I mean Welcome SAPPHO... :oops:
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Post by Sappho » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:18 am

It's ok jeffke :wink: I have a typing problem (somehow my fingers like to do their own things, wahaha, oops naughty me, er do not interpratate this the wrong way) so I don't mind.
Like a machine gun??? Is it shaped like a barrel with all the fries sticking out the end?
Well, it's just a long shaped sandwich with meat, tomatoes, cabbage, fries and mayonaise (or another saus).
Could you fight a 'patatje oorlog' with that?
It's already a mess if you try to bite in it (regarding all the things the sandwich contains), lol

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