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Well, it's been a few years since lycee, but. . . (archive)

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Posted by JTP on February 27, 2001 at 13:08:09:

In Reply to: Babelfish LITERAL translation: (c; posted by vidterry on February 27, 2001 at 12:57:01:

I still have the Canuck heritage to help me through it. So, here's my crack at interpretation:

"Tuesday in grease" is part of the celebration of Fat Tuesday. With a little foreign variation by the Cajuns, we could celebrate it as indicated by Yazz in Dallas.

So, fellow Canucks, how'd I do? Regardless, I agree with the sentiment. I just think we should stick with Mardi Gras rather than anglicizing it to Fat Tuesday. It for no other reason than it sounds better as Mardi Gras!

For those wondering, the "grease" from Mardi en Graisse and the "Fat" from Fat Tuesday originates because this traditionally was the last night before lent that you could indulge on extravegancies like fried foods. So everyone would use up all their cooking oil before Ash Wednesday. Thus: Mardi Gras!

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