Super Duper Tuesday

I had my students vote in a fake primary today. The ballots were just as entertaining as the class. Can you understand the pictures next to the names? I think it’s hilarious.


Barack Obama and John McCain were the winners, although no one had heard of any of the Republican candidates and I did get two write-ins for Alan, the tall funny guy in the class who I’m pretty sure drew the above pictures.

*Le Barack Obama is supposed to be le baraque Obama – the Obama house. Baraque is a slang word for house, stand, shed, etc. The French fry next to McCain is for the McCain brand of frozen potato products. Another student wrote “Vive les frites!” under his vote for McCain. I’m guessing that was the only reason they voted for him…

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  • dw

    The saddest part is that those reasons are probably better than the reasons some Americans today.

  • dw

    The saddest part is that those reasons are probably better than the reasons some Americans today.

  • Victoria

    that is too funny (but sad too)

  • Victoria

    that is too funny (but sad too)

  • Rose

    Who’s Mike McCain? ;-)

  • Rose

    Who’s Mike McCain? ;-)

  • Le Tigre

    LOL at the drawings and DW’s remark..

  • Le Tigre

    LOL at the drawings and DW’s remark..

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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