Things that are French Quiz

Guess these answers that all contain the word "French".
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Last updated: February 8, 2015
First submittedJuly 16, 2012
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Band instrument
French Horn
Coffee-making device
French Press
Napa Valley restaurant, sometimes
called the world's best
French Laundry
When the guillotine saw heavy use
French Revolution
American conflict, 1754–1763
French and Indian War
1971 Gene Hackman movie
The French Connection
Roast beef sandwich, served au jus
French Dip
Popular breakfast item
French Toast
Sexy house-cleaner
French Maid
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Pommes frites
French Fries
Suriname neighbor
French Guiana
Romantic tongue exchange
French Kiss
Larry Bird's hometown
French Lick
Roland Garros tournament
French Open
Popular soup
French Onion
Popular ice cream flavor
French Vanilla
Québécois, for example
French Canadian
New Orleans neighborhood
French Quarter
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Level 74
Jul 14, 2012
Eatinf dinner at The French Laundry is like attending an event. 6 or 7 courses of absolute perfection. Dinner can easily take 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Unbelievably pricey, but worth it once every other year or so.
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Level 74
Jul 14, 2012
*Eating
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Level 74
Apr 5, 2014
Kind of surprised that 9% got French Laundry.
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Level 56
Mar 26, 2015
I'm surprised that I got the French Laundry and not French Toast :/
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Level 80
Dec 13, 2016
you'll never eat their toast again once you taste their dirty underpants.
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Level 40
Jul 14, 2012
Accept French Guyana for French Guiana
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Level 34
Jul 14, 2012
Agreed.
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Level 85
Jul 15, 2012
Same. I eventually overcame my brain freeze on the spelling, but it took awhile.
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Level ∞
Jul 16, 2012
Okay.
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Level 37
Dec 13, 2016
Why? - Guyana is the name of the country which was formerly British Guiana. When the three were colonies they were British, Dutch and French Guiana. The other two became independent

and British Guiana became Guyana. Dutch Guiana became Suriname and French Guiana remained. Guyana is NOT an alternate spelling of Guiana and, therefore, should NOT be substituted.

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Level 71
Jan 4, 2020
You're absolutely right.
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Level 64
Nov 26, 2020
Agreed
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Level 73
Oct 13, 2018
Want to try a "please" in there?
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
I agree with disagreeing. If there didnt allready exist a country with the name Guyana I would be fine with it. But this only contributes to the confusion, people will never be able to get it straight. Thinking something is something else, is worse than a spelling error, I would almost say no matter how bad the spelling error is, but ofcourse there are limits. (I am thankfull for the first time I read spelling it Guyana was a mistake. It is like when you meet someone after a long while and call them by the wrong name. Like hey John ... It is Dave... -_- John is my brother.. it makes you feel very silly)

Guyana isnt correct, Guinea isnt correct, Ghana isn't correct and neither is guarana.

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Level 60
Jul 28, 2012
Doesn't "pommes frites" literally mean "potato fries"?

MY FRENCH CLASS TAUGHT ME "DES FRITES"?!

idk. got it anyway. magically forgot about french onion soup..

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Level 72
Aug 7, 2013
In France, just order your food "avec frites". Just never say "frites francais." You may get your butt kicked. Well...not if you are in France.
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2016
pommes is literally apples, not sure of the literal translation of frites.

pommes de terre is potatoes

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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
yes but pommes frites is not fried apples... it is fries.
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Level 65
Dec 21, 2016
It means "fried potatoes". "Pommes frites" or just "frites" are used because, shockingly, other languages use short forms and slang as well.
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Level 17
Mar 9, 2013
What the Hades, I always get the wars right...
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Level 39
Jun 26, 2013
So it's not french if it's not sexy? :D
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Level 58
Oct 14, 2013
Were I come its called French fried toast
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
We call french toast wentelteefje. And it has an unclear etymology, wentel is obviously turning, wentelen=wenden. But the 2nd part means something different nowadays, it is female dog... and that is definitely not where it comes from. An unlikely explanation is that it comes from "wentel 't even/eventjes" which means turn it for a little while. But it is more likely that teef(je) comes from an not know anymore word for a specific pastry/bread.
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Level 81
Apr 22, 2014
It doesn't help to be a french speaker for this one ^^.
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Level 29
Jun 11, 2014
Never heard of a French Press, we call it a cafetiere...
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Level 40
Jul 22, 2014
Wow being a romance language linguistics major definitely had me stumped on 'romantic tongue exchange'...
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2015
I was also trying to figure out some technical language term thinking this was something akin to the "great vowel shift" in English.
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
That is great haha, it does kind of work with the tongue exchange. If your tongue is moved, different sounds are produced.
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2015
I was luckily not sunk quite so deep into the linguistics, and figured what it was trying to say after only a few seconds.
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Level 62
Mar 26, 2015
It took me an embarrassing amount of time to figure out what "Suriname neighbor" meant. I was thinking, "As in, what do you call the guy who lives next door who's from Suriname?"
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
My first thought was the same, but it took only a few seconds.
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2015
Knew the Larry Bird answer but read the question as LADY Bird! So kept trying to think of appropriate town in Texas!
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Level 79
Jun 25, 2015
I did the same thing but luckily guessed French Lick anyway.
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Level 60
Dec 11, 2016
Me, too. French Lick was the only American town I could think of with "French." So even though I read it as Lady Bird, I still tried French Lick.
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Level 44
Apr 15, 2015
pommes frites is apple fries because pommes means apple in english
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Level 65
Dec 21, 2016
Pomme de terre is potato, but it takes too long to say, like everything in French.
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2017
Pomme de terre is potato, but chips/French fries are called pommes frites or just frites.
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
@wildcat, dont just go making stuff up. Or make it obvious that you are joking. Because otherwise others might actually believe you and spreading false "facts"...
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Level 58
Apr 20, 2015
Could a clearer clue than Quebecois be put forward? I mean, it's just a demonym; it could refer to the Quebecois dialect, or the geographical area, etc. Maybe, "A Quebecois person, for example"?
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Level 76
Sep 26, 2016
Agreed
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Level 59
Dec 21, 2016
...or at the least, accept Canada. (There's no Canada like french Canada its the best Canada in the land. The other Canada is a bull***t Canada, if you lived here for a day you'd understand. You'd understand) --South park reference.
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Level 62
Nov 10, 2015
Quebecois makes no sense. You need to be clearer!
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Level 75
Feb 10, 2016
I agree. I tried about a dozen answers to Quebecois and still didn't get it. And I'm Canadian. From the other end of the country.
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Level 65
Dec 21, 2016
Really? I can't picture anything else fitting. As another Canadian, I'm just glad we're on there.
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Level 80
May 14, 2018
How about "dialect"? Wikipedia says that "Quebecois" is used to refer to "the predominant variety of the French language in Canada".
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Level 75
Mar 2, 2016
No French letter? Missed a trick there..
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Level 73
Apr 29, 2016
In France, french letters are called... capotes anglaises !!
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Level 58
Feb 4, 2017
For a "French" quiz, it's one of the most American quizzes on the site! :)
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Level 64
Nov 26, 2020
Yep.
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Level 39
Jun 23, 2018
...gawd and bennet!...i live in france and haven't heard of half of those things...french press???...french dip???...french and indian war???...
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Level 20
Jul 11, 2018
Most of these things are not really French, only called that by Americans.
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2019
Amused by your expression 'Gawd and Benett'..... originally 'Gordon Bennett'...... and my Father used it quite a lot and told me the expression came from a Gordon Bennett who was engaged to a posh, rich young woman and one evening he arrived at the fiancés great manor drunk and peed in the fireplace in front of her parents and guests: (did not get the girl)
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Level 71
Jan 4, 2020
Thanks for that. I'd always believed that it was named after the Gordon Bennett of the New York Times who sent Stanley to find Livingstone.
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Level 78
Aug 10, 2020
@CardinalSin You were right! The Gordon Bennett who sent Stanley to find Livingstone (of the New York Herald, not Times) is the very same fireplace urinator.
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Level 39
Aug 7, 2018
...i live in france, speak french and know a thing or two about the french but some of those things just aren't french in the real sense of the word...
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Level 52
Oct 17, 2018
welcome to the wonderful world of jetpunk
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2019
That is the case with most things that are named after a country, especially true about diseases...
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2019
Surprisingly enough 'French Toast' is not related to France, it came from a Mr. French who popularised the snack.