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    Question Beret and string of onions

    What is the meaning of this sentence??

    "How is the Beret and string of onions "

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    Re: Beret and string of onions

    Someone wearing a black and white striped jumper, a beret and a string of onions is the Brits stereotypical Frenchman.


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    Re: Beret and string of onions

    Sounds like someone has moved over to France to live, and a friend in England is asking how they are fitting in by asking this question, as if now, they will be adopting all things French and dressing (as Kraken indicates) in the jokingly stereotypical costume of the French.

    I think it came from a time when Frenchmen would come over to England, and cycle around with their striped navy long-sleeved, crew neck shirts, berets, and selling the onions they carried strung around their necks.


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    Re: Beret and string of onions

    I think David give me the right meaning of this sentence.

    This sentence from a Britishman asking his previous colleague. But I'm not sure why it regarding beret and onions. Is there any sentence to ask an previous colleague for his/her new job?

    Can I simply say "how are things going"?


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    #5

    Re: Beret and string of onions

    "How are things going in your new job?"
    "How's the new job going?"


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    #6

    Thanks

    Hi David,

    Thanks !

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