"Certainly. A party of four at seven-thirty in the name of Dr. Jennings. May I ask whether that is an actual medical degree or a Ph.D.?"
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"Qu'est-ce que c'est?"Title: FRENCH FOR BANKERS.
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"We'll start out by speaking in simple declarative sentences."
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"I can't put it into layman's language for you. I don't know any layman's language."
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"It's pronounced 'hee-la' monster. The 'g' sounds like an 'h.' "
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"Your vocabulary is enlarged."
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"We've decided that it will be better for his later development if we speak to him only in legalese."
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'100% Grammatically Correct Popular Tunes'
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Skyscraper/Tower of Babel
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"I think Italian is spoken in Heaven and Dutch is spoken in Hell."
Genius Grants and Recipients
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"I'm not trying to say anything-I'm just talking."
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"I think therefore I am." "Bow Wow, Bow Wow, Bow Wow."
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"Just so you know—the official language of Heaven is Aramaic."
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"Francophobe meet Francophile."
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A panhandler and his dog stand next to a sign that reads "Bill and his talking dog"; the dog beside him speaks in Chinese and Japanese.
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"Gigot de sept heures."
"You'll have to phrase it another way. They have no word for 'fetch.' "
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Berlitz guide to Scamese
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"Bonjour, mon amour - forgive my English, but I should like to spread you all over myself."
Further Studies in Pigeon English
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Veni, Vidi, Vici, Mani, Pedi.
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"When are people going to stop speaking every sentence like it's a question?"