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  •  French family in UK for a couple of generations... (2+ / 0-)
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    ... move back to France... inherit relative's vineyard etc... not all that strange.

    Lots of that international mixing these days... how many raised in the US people return to India or someplace in Latin America or China or anywhere... US accent and all

    Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

    by IreGyre on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 01:14:13 PM PDT

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    •  Uh, I think that something that (0+ / 0-)

      happened in 1066 might have influenced it.

      Warmest regards,


      I would rather die from the acute effects of a broken heart than from the chronic effects of an empty heart. Copyright, Dr. David W. Smith, 2011

      by Translator on Thu Sep 27, 2012 at 10:00:58 PM PDT

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      •  But they stopped with the "Jean-Luc" etc... (0+ / 0-)

        really French first names with French spellings, Jean Marie, Hercule, Claude, Henri... and like that... just kept the French surnames...

        and then a bit more recently there was a  large group of French protestants... the Huguenots who had to flee France at the end of the 17 century...  but even they had all gone British or Irish etc by the time the Star Trek future shows up...

        so was thinking the fictional details of Captain Picard would would involve a more recent transplantation... to explain the "Jean-Luc" part...

        Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

        by IreGyre on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 07:25:54 AM PDT

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