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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:13 PM
Jim Pflaum
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Does France, like many other countries, have a common nickname?
Americans often call the U.S. "The land of the free." Some Britts call
England "the land of hope and glory."

I searched the Net's travel sites but didn't see any nickname for
France. I know that Paris is called "The city of lights," but does
France have a nickname or slogan? Thanks!

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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:22 PM
Zinzan
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Le 1 Feb 2005 06:13:30 -0800, "Jim Pflaum" a
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I searched the Net's travel sites but didn't see any nickname for
France. I know that Paris is called "The city of lights," but does
France have a nickname or slogan? Thanks!


L'hexagone.

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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:27 PM
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On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 15:22:47 +0100, Zinzan wrote:

Le 1 Feb 2005 06:13:30 -0800, "Jim Pflaum" a
écrit :

I searched the Net's travel sites but didn't see any nickname for
France. I know that Paris is called "The city of lights," but does
France have a nickname or slogan? Thanks!


L'hexagone.


??? Where does that come from?
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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:31 PM
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Sometimes "pays des Lumières" (as in enlightenment philosophy)), also
"pays des droits de l'homme" (country of the human rights), sometimes a
mix of the two "pays des Lumières et des droits de l'homme".

Before the revolution, "fille aînée de l'église" (eldest daughter of the
catholic church).

Cheers,
/MLD

Jim Pflaum a écrit:
Does France, like many other countries, have a common nickname?
Americans often call the U.S. "The land of the free." Some Britts call
England "the land of hope and glory."

I searched the Net's travel sites but didn't see any nickname for
France. I know that Paris is called "The city of lights," but does
France have a nickname or slogan? Thanks!


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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:33 PM
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Zinzan wrote:
Le 1 Feb 2005 06:13:30 -0800, "Jim Pflaum" a
=E9crit :

I searched the Net's travel sites but didn't see any nickname for
France. I know that Paris is called "The city of lights," but does
France have a nickname or slogan? Thanks!

=20
L'hexagone.


YES "Freedom Fries"

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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:44 PM
Zinzan
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Le Tue, 1 Feb 2005 15:27:13 +0100, Tim Challenger
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??? Where does that come from?


It comes from the geography of the country.

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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:46 PM
Zinzan
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Le Tue, 1 Feb 2005 15:27:13 +0100, Tim Challenger
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??? Where does that come from?


http://www.ambafrance.org.uk/zipzap/...artements.html
http://www.4kids.org/backissues/2002/4kidsHTML09-29-02/

Etc, etc : www.google.com nickname Franc hexagon

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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:51 PM
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On Tue, 01 Feb 2005 15:46:37 +0100, Zinzan wrote:

Le Tue, 1 Feb 2005 15:27:13 +0100, Tim Challenger
a écrit :

??? Where does that come from?


http://www.ambafrance.org.uk/zipzap/...artements.html
http://www.4kids.org/backissues/2002/4kidsHTML09-29-02/

Etc, etc : www.google.com nickname Franc hexagon


Ok, got it. I never saw it like that before. :_)
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Old February 1st, 2005, 03:13 PM
Padraig Breathnach
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"Rag742" wrote:


Zinzan wrote:
Le 1 Feb 2005 06:13:30 -0800, "Jim Pflaum" a
écrit :

I searched the Net's travel sites but didn't see any nickname for
France. I know that Paris is called "The city of lights," but does
France have a nickname or slogan? Thanks!


L'hexagone.


YES "Freedom Fries"


If you're going to try to put down a country, it helps if you are
witty.

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PB
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Old February 1st, 2005, 03:17 PM
Jim Pflaum
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Surely there's got to be another nickname for France besides "The
Hexagone." If you ask me, that's a pretty terrible nickname.

 




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