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you find yourself telling friends...

"there is no word for this in English, but in French they say... [fill in the blank. my favorite is "à côté de ses pompes]," which is probably très agaçant for the non-French speakers (let them râler).
—Juliapim

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..... you find, even, the guillotine to be chic :]
—maryaki

I'm happy Radio Nostalgie exists

For me it is the same, as David wrote: "you talk to yourself in French all day knowing that you really don't speak French well enough to talk to somebody else in French all day; and, it makes you happy anyway. —Guest David"
—Guest Irena

might be a francophile if

if you know your last meal on earth must be les moules et des frites
—pvarl65

Vous êtes Francophile si...

1. Vous répondez en français 2. Vous Jouez Pétanque, en buvant un bon verre de vin français 3) Votre aimez les chansons de... Charles (Aznavour, bien sur!), Lara Fabian, Alizée, et le Jazz cool de Sydney Bechet, Yves Montand) et n'oubliez pas Eartha Kitt!! Notez Bien que seulement entre eux Alizée parle la langue française comme langue Maternelle. 3) Son ROMAN favori est de Colette (Oui, "Chéri"! 4) VOUS ÊTES PASSIONANT PRO sÉGO (OÚ , hÉLAS, sARKO! 5) En tout cas vous aimez les femmes françaises. ci incluses:- MME Sarko, La petite Alizée, Vanessa Paradis, Jane ??Biorkin...et Kristine Espinasse et Laura Lawless! aussi
—Guest Gary Rodan, Austin Texas

You might be a Francphile if...

When you think of "red, white and blue" you don't automatically see stars.
—Guest bobodeparis

I Think I am a Francophile because

I refer to the NYC subway as the metro, call transfer points 'correspondances' and rowdy passengers 'racaille.'
—Guest Punch

Total strangers

... you friend a total stranger from Quebec who shares an interest in hockey with you so you have someone who you can practice your French on (and he insists on chatting to you in English, so you're not sure if he's diplomatically trying to tell you that you're not very good).
—Guest jmacleve

You might be a francophile if

you talk to yourself in French all day knowing that you really don't speak French well enough to talk to somebody else in French all day; and, it makes you happy anyway.
—Guest David

francofile

You spend hours on Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO) planning which house in Provence during which week of the summer, knowing you could never afford to fly the whole family there.
—Guest maggcon

You might be a Francophile if

you were a novelist, and your most fascinating, mysterious and sexy characters were always French.
—Guest Jane Ryan

You may be a francophile québecois if..

You understand .. T'es donc ben belle. Je peux-tu entrer? J'ai pas mal faim.
—microsnout

You might be a Francophile if...

you find yourself having conversations with people in France who are speaking to you in English but you are speaking back in French.
—MadameRosbif

You might be a Francophile if...

you are secretly envious that your daughter has a French boyfriend
—MadameRosbif

You might be a Francophile if...

you have a song in your head then find yourself lying awake for hours at night trying to translate it into French...
—MadameRosbif

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