Find the french idioms/expressions in RD!

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  1. Daniel

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    To keep me ticking over while I think of further Napoleonic references (so far only Rimmer's hat in The Last Day is jumping out at me), a very slim one from Kryten:

    Kryten: You speak Esporanto, Captain Rimmer?
    Rimmer: Ah, si si si, amore, oui!

    Like I said, a very slim reference in terminology, but it's all I've got for now.
     
  2. thepoisoneye

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    +2! Even little, it's a reference so it counts :-)


    Another one: 'Champagne, everyone!', Kryten, Ouroboros
     
  3. pole85

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    In Camille Rimmer* says "excusez-moi", and Kryten says "we'll always have Parrots"* in reference to the line in Casablanca about Paris.
    *corrected
     
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    Wasn't it Rimmer who said "excusez-moi"?

    "Dry wine and Perrier, please.", Rimmer, Gunmen of the Apocalypse.
     
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    yes you are correct sir.
     
  6. Daniel

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    If you wish to utilise Perrier water (or however you spell it, that looks wrong to me but I can't think of how else to do so) you'd also have to take it from Better than Life where Groovy Channel 27 claims that terrorists were planning to poison the world's supply of the stuff and wipe out the Middle Classes within three weeks.
     
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    +2 Gadamine
    +1 Kakhumbabow
    +1 Daniel

    Good job, everybody! :-)

    Here's one: In Future Echoes, Lister says: 'Can you give me a bacon sandwich with French mustard and black coffee?'

    Keep on searching these idioms/references! :-D
     
  8. Bluey

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    Has nobody yet mentioned that awful French movie star joke from Back in the Red part 1?
     
  9. Daniel

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    Another reference from The Last Day is where Rimmer shares the story of his first French Kiss... with Uncle Frank...

    I still can't think of any more Napoleon references, but can't shake the feeling there is another one out there
     
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    +1 Bluey :-) Indeed, nobody has mentionned it before

    +1 Daniel :-) Me too, I'm practically sure there still must be a few things about Napoleon, but where? No idea...
     
  11. Bluey

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    What about the Napoleon link that your nickname makes reference to?

    "They're priceless nineteenth-century replicas of Napoleon's Armee du Nord."
     
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    +1 This was so obvious that I haven't seen it! :lol:
     
  13. Daniel

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    In Out of Time, don't the future boys talk of visiting Louis XIV or something? Or whatever number he was. Really horrible French king who lived in opulence while his people suffered.
     
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    +1 :-) You're right. I think it's Louis XVI, the description you give fits better: people lived in starvation under the reign of this one.

    I think I've found a reference to Napoleon: In Me², Rimmer's diary: "I hope that, one day, this journal will take its place alongside 'Napoleon's war diary'"
     
  15. Daniel

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    Kryten in Justice describes Rimmer as something like "a trumped up little squirt with a Napoleon complex!"

    That's been bugging me for days now, glad to have finally found another Napoleon reference :-D
     
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    +1 Bravo! :-)

    Gunmen of the Apocalypse, Loretta: "So you take me for what I am - a psychopathic, schizophrenic,
    serial killing femme fatale?"
     
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    Cant remember the full quote off the top of my head but in Pete pt1 when Rimmer is describing what t-rexes like to eat he says something along the lines of "They like their food living, coated in blood with a side order of intestins - a bit like the french in that respect"
     
  18. pole85

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    in Nanarchy They say; "Lord Nelson he beat the French"
     
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    In Timeslides Lister says " It's smegging stupid two grown men on unicycles belting a beach ball up and the corridor with french loafs"
     
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    +1 Simon and +2 Gadamine! :-) Keep on searching! :-)

    In Back in the Red III, Rimmer says:"I must look it up in my Michelin guide to penal hell-holes."
     

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