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    During a conversation, if someone unexpectedly changes the subject of a conversation, we have the following idiom in French: "Qu'est ce que cela a avoir avec la choucroute?..." which means word by word: "what does it have to do with the sauerkraut?..." Do you have something similar in English?

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    Re: idioms

    G'day bieasy,
    What does that have to do with the price of fish in Denmark?

    .,,
    Shakespeare rules!
    Last edited by .,,; 25-Jun-2007 at 22:58. Reason: To attribute

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    Quote Originally Posted by .,, View Post
    G'day bieasy,
    What does that have to do with the price of fish in Denmark?

    .,,
    Shakespeare rules!
    Funny! Thank you!


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    G'day Bieasy,
    I am very happy that you liked my joke. I am even more pleased that the joke had the desired effect and you obtained an answer.
    It has been a pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .,, View Post
    G'day Bieasy,
    I am very happy that you liked my joke. I am even more pleased that the joke had the desired effect and you obtained an answer.
    It has been a pleasure.

    .,,
    Have I hurt you?? If yes,sorry! That wasn't my intention. I just found it more interesting than "what does that have to do with the price of tea in China"

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    "It has been a pleasure" certainly doesn't indicate hurt feelings.

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    Re: idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    During a conversation, if someone unexpectedly changes the subject of a conversation, we have the following idiom in French: "Qu'est ce que cela a avoir avec la choucroute?..." which means word by word: "what does it have to do with the sauerkraut?..." Do you have something similar in English?
    this is what I usually say:

    non sequitur definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta

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