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avatar Shepard62700FR 11th April 2017, 19:01 PM

So, I'm an uncle from now on.

Should I teach him programming/mapping or both in a few years ? ^^


avatar rufee says: 11th April 2017, 19:06 PM
Useful skill to have :)
avatar Admer456 says: 11th April 2017, 19:11 PM
Very useful skill. Let it be a hobby. =)
avatar Tetsu0 says: 11th April 2017, 19:49 PM
avatar Jessie says: 11th April 2017, 23:38 PM
Je ne pense pas que le cartographie est une compétence utile. Mais c'est amusant!
(Est-ce bien le français? J'ai besoin de la pratique.)
avatar JeffMOD says: 12th April 2017, 04:43 AM
Congrats to you, your sibling, and their partner!

Also yeah, teach your nephew programming once he's old enough to comprehend it - always a marketable skill, and great as a hobby too!
avatar Shepard62700FR says: 12th April 2017, 07:52 AM
Thanks to everyone ^^

@Jessie : Very nice, just 2 minor things :

"cartographie" is female so you have to use "la" instead of "le".

You have to add a space before ? and !
avatar Ghost129er says: 12th April 2017, 08:18 AM
"You have to add a space before ? and !"

I guess that's a French thing then? Because most people with English as their first language don't leave a space on question marks, exclamation marks or commas.. Not even on the triple dots...

Edit: Yeah, it's a Frenchie thing. Stalked a French friend's Facebook profile and found this:

"~Snip~ ...joie, le bonheur et la réussite inondent votre vie ! "
They do leave spaces. Derp.

Getting back to topic, remember, if you teach something and his parent's get pissed off because he's addicted to it and does it a lot, it's on your head from then on, and probably will be what's going to happen to me when I teach my niece about Combat Flight Sims, Flight sims, aircrafts, Firearm discipline and how to shoot. :')
avatar Penguinboy says: 12th April 2017, 08:30 AM
I consider a space before ? and ! to be a "sarcasm emphasis" on a sentence, so from now on I'm going to assume French people are always sarcastic :)

Not sarcastic: You can do it!
Sarcastic: You can do it !
Even more sarcastic: You can do it...!
avatar rufee says: 12th April 2017, 10:00 AM
Never thought it has any significance apart from that it was not the right way. But it looks so much better when you do put a space before a question mark, don't you agree ? :D
avatar Shepard62700FR says: 12th April 2017, 11:59 AM
This is a "french convention" to leave a space before certain types of punctuation. In English, this is considered as an error except in certain circumstances like sentences ending with an URL. let me give you a few examples (if you know what the sentences means, then you are good ^^ ) :

Avez-vous envoyé votre rapport à l'administrateur aujourd'hui ?

Urby et Archie sont les développeurs de The Core. C'est quand qu'on pourra y jouer ?

Mon dieu ! Gordon est encore en retard pour l'expérience. L'administrateur va encore s'énerver.

TWHL possède des niveaux intéressants et par conséquent des gens talentueux.

Quelle est l'heure française pour les diffusions en direct de Tetsu0 s'il vous plaît ?
avatar Penguinboy says: 12th April 2017, 12:47 PM
Don't worry folks, I can translate:

- Have you submitted your report to the administrator today?
- Urby and Archie claim to be working on The Core. But did you know they're actually sleeping instead?
- Oh dear! Gordon is being a dumbass like always. The administrator is going to stab him again.
- TWHL is an interesting place for attractive, talented people. (no question marks in here???)
- Can Tetsu0 please only speak French from now on?
avatar Jessie says: 12th April 2017, 13:49 PM
Huh, I didn't know that. Is it just the question/exclaimation marks? I've seen them with a space before, but I didn't think anything of it.

Alright, here's the translations just from what I can recognize/[assume].

- Have you sent your report to the administrator [today]?
- Urby and Archie are the developers of The Core. [When can we play it?] (I don't understand the structure of the last sentence, though I recognize most of the words.)
- My god! Gordon is [still?] late for the [experiment?]. The administrator [still... *something*].
- TWHL has interesting [*something*] and therefore talented [people?]
- What is the French time for Tetsu0's [streams?], please?

(I submit for your consideration, "Pingouingarçon", "Chasseur", and, uh... "Urbainébuleuse". Also, FOURMI M'AIME!)
avatar Tetsu0 says: 12th April 2017, 16:11 PM
I cannot speak French
avatar Shepard62700FR says: 12th April 2017, 16:53 PM
@Penguinboy : translations are correct assuming your theory of sarcasm is 100% right xD

@Jessie : Perfect for the first one with "today". Same for second. Third, the something is "maps" ("levels" is accepted as well. Fourth, perfect as well.
avatar Ghost129er says: 12th April 2017, 19:07 PM
User Posted Image

(Sorry, my French teacher used it and so did my Frenchie friend. Love that word. <3 )
avatar Shepard62700FR says: 13th April 2017, 07:31 AM
@Ghost129er : It's "putain" ^^

To remember it easily, think of "Vladimir Putin" and just add an "a" between the "t" and "i". ^^

And yes, that image is true, people only recognize our wine and food, speaking of food, here's one of our popular desserts, the "Paris-Brest" :

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avatar Ghost129er says: 13th April 2017, 10:28 AM
Oh right, but this guy always pronounced it like that so I'd think it's that. Putainnn.

We went from nephew to France in a pretty quick 4 replies. Speaking of French desserts, my ex always tried to convince that Crêpes were the best thing. Not compared to my big, fluffy pancakes they aren't. I also remember her father making this amazing meal for us, and he used this 'special cheese' which was like only produced/sold at a certain season or something? Was in a wooden box like thing and heated up then spread all over either the bread or whatever I ate, was really good. But yeah, that's about my French food experience.
avatar Jessie says: 13th April 2017, 11:53 AM
Y'know, I've never really had much care to travel, but I think France would be a contender. The other contenders are Canada and Japan.

I mean, I hold no real sentimentality for Australia, so I guess those are also contenders for "countries that might be nice to move to someday". (Weeell... maybe not Japan.)
avatar Solokiller says: 13th April 2017, 12:32 PM
Congratulations, now you can make uncle jokes :P
avatar UrbaNebula says: 13th April 2017, 12:35 PM
"Urby and Archie claim to be working on The Core. But did you know they're actually sleeping instead?"

Haha! Sleeping? That's a laugh. :|

That's not to say we ARE working on The Core of course, but I'm certainly not bloody sleeping. :P
avatar Jessie says: 13th April 2017, 13:48 PM
That's what you signed up for when you... uh... y'know.
avatar Crollo says: 13th April 2017, 19:43 PM
I agree with Tetsu.
avatar DiscoStu says: 14th April 2017, 23:20 PM
You should teach him calculus, of course.
avatar Half-Half says: 1st November 2017, 16:16 PM
Teach him how to cook a stew while dancing to disco music.
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