22 November 2009

Thanksgiving in America : Thanksgiving Quotes


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

to express – exprimer
gratitude – la reconnaissance
to utter – prononcer


60939-10CR “What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.  I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?”  Erma Bombeck, American humorist

to set aside – réserver pour
to diet – faire régime



TD-00087-D “It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it.”  Alistair Cooke, American/British journalist

unchallengeable – incontestable
goo – une substance gluante
overtone – une connotation
delectable – délicieux
board – le repas, le couvert
uneatable – non comestible

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