Talk:Eurovision '73 winner Anne Marie David discusses her four-decade career and the Contest, past and present

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On the sixth question, did you mean prize instead of prix? (I don't like editing interviews as by there very nature, the entire thing is essentially a quote, and I don't want to be putting words in other people's mouths). Cheers, and good work. I enjoyed reading this.Bawolff 06:51, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

In French, the term is grand prix, but in English it's grand prize. You're's a tough road with this interview, I wrote the questions in English, had them translated into French, she responded in French, and now we're translating her answers into English. :) Mike Halterman (talk) 06:54, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Original reporting notes[edit]

Interview conducted via e-mail between Mike Halterman (in Tampa, Florida, USA) and Anne Marie David (in Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France) in the second week of February, 2009. Interview conducted in French and translated to English. For verification purposes, the entire French transcript (unedited save for one spot) is in the French article. Thanks to Pathoschild, Shanel, Arria Belli, Anthere, DarkoNeko, guillom, and Schiste for translations. Mike Halterman (talk) 07:25, 15 February 2009 (UTC)


"Play comedy"[edit]

Are you absolutely sure "play comedy" is not simply a literal translation of the very banal French idiom jouer la comédie, that is, simply "act, feign, pretend playfully"? Circeus (talk) 04:22, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Also, the "Pactolus" note is an entirely pointless translator's note, as there is no trace of it whatsoever in the English. "Pactole" is a word for "big sum of monney", it doesn't warrant a note and it just confusing without reason! Circeus (talk) 04:26, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

It's in the French so we're keeping the Pactolus note. And the other one, about comedy, I was advised to explain it from a French speaker, so I'm also keeping that too. Mike Halterman (talk) 05:01, 17 February 2009 (UTC)