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#1 2011-07-22 06:53:29

From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 1101

"garlic" for gallic

This one is surely too cute to be true, but it is out there, in apparent innocence. A ‘garlic shrug’ would then be a reference to French cuisine? A pungent indifference?

I am having trouble understanding the fact the french or indeed any military cannot detect the signals from these boxes. The Submariners, IIRC, spend most of their lives trying to track down the “enemy” that is hiding, yet they are having difficulty detecting something that “wants to be found”, that is sending out a pinger signal for a over 3 weeks. Come next month will we be greeted with the garlic shrug and “non”?
Looking for the plane disaster black box

I have asked all this at Impot just get garlic shrug.
English expat worried about French taxes

Harry gave a garlic shrug, which annoyed Hedwig to no end.
Harry Potter fan fic



#2 2011-07-22 10:54:02

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2589

Re: "garlic" for gallic

De trop! Is this the French version of the anglo sexton scowl?

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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