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not much of a contest, anyone speak french and able to say what :
might mean please :)
Just for future reference if need be...
AH!! 0k I got it... Nickelles is a French expression that means perfect
Figurines, would be figures
"Spotless Figurines" is what my translation is.
could do too depending on the context... Nickel is used for almost anything. It can be used to talk about an activity, a shirt, feelings, etc...
Spotless is a bit too precise for it to be the general translation.
February 25 2010 3:55 PM EST
dollars and sense?
February 25 2010 3:58 PM EST
Literally translated, it means nickel-plated figurines.
Could mean actually nickel-plated ones, or it could mean just "shiny".
I don't know anyone who would actually use "FIGURINES NICKELLES" to mean that they are nickel plated or anything of the sort. Its missing words.
February 25 2010 7:05 PM EST
"I don't know anyone who would actually use "FIGURINES NICKELLES" to mean that they are nickel plated or anything of the sort. Its missing words."
except the french.
February 25 2010 7:08 PM EST
I'm a little rusty on my french but I believe it means:
"We surrender to the figure skaters"
I think it's a term from when french got invaded by slightly gay male athletes and lost.
Figurines nickelles = Figures that are in very good condition.
"Nickel" can mean "fine" or "very clean". (in addition to being the name of an element) It's used as an adjective in the expression you asked about.
However, it's slang. Doesn't appear in many dictionaries and probably makes no sense, when use in the context we are discussing, outside of France. Many of my fellow countrymen (I'm from Canada) wouldn't know what it means for example. French vocabulary changes a lot from place to place, you see.
February 26 2010 12:48 AM EST
February 26 2010 1:23 AM EST
ROFL Wraithlin! I love those kind of French jokes!
Wraithlin, even thought your joke may seem funny about french, I don't really appreciate it lol.
They are still my cousins, kinda.
And nooneknows, I am french and it still is missing a word... Be it french canadian or frenchies, they would never say that. Make fun all you want, but leave french people alone... And please! FGS, isn't hard to believe that I am right???
February 26 2010 7:08 AM EST
If you want a real laugh go to google.com
type in french victories
press I'm feeling lucky
I am assuming that what Myth posted is the title of an AD or something.
"MINT 19XX HOCKEY CARDS!"
"Amazing vintage watch!"
In this case saying only "figurines nickelles", which is not a complete sentence, would indeed make sense.
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