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FreshStew
09-08-2008, 09:39 PM
Does anyone know what L'America means?????

ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED;)

hollywood9826
09-09-2008, 04:17 AM
Its an old doors song from the LA Woman album from 1971. Jim Morrison intended the word "L'America" to mean "Latin America."



Its also a book (not sure what is about though)

http://www.amazon.com/LAmerica-Martha-McPhee/dp/0151011710


and also an italian film from 1994.

http://www.filmreference.com/Films-A-An/L-America.html

ShiroRm
09-09-2008, 10:52 AM
"L' " is the italian definite article "La" (like "the", but feminine and in the singular). It looses the vowel "a" and takes the apostrophe when comes before a word starting with another vowel: like in this case, before "America".

Literally, "L'America" can mean:
- the United States of America;
- the american continent.
In a methaphorical sense, it can mean the Promised Land (this is the meaning of the italian film's title: it speaks about Albania, actually)

FreshStew
09-09-2008, 09:58 PM
"L' " is the italian definite article "La" (like "the", but feminine and in the singular). It looses the vowel "a" and takes the apostrophe when comes before a word starting with another vowel: like in this case, before "America".

Literally, "L'America" can mean:
- the United States of America;
- the american continent.
In a methaphorical sense, it can mean the Promised Land (this is the meaning of the italian film's title: it speaks about Albania, actually)

Big Ups ShiroRm;)

What do you think it means here:
http://www.alifenyc.com/theupset/home.php?pageNum_produc=2&totalRows_produc=126&pro=T-SHIRTS&PHPSESSID=959a1f99a8a621bc991f65e179075134

ShiroRm
09-09-2008, 10:12 PM
Considering that there's no specific context, but even that you're going to show it every time you decide to wear the shirt, the metaphorical sense seems to me more probable ;-)

counter_puncher
09-10-2008, 02:13 AM
shouldn't it be...

Les Etats-Unis?

VadeRetro
09-10-2008, 01:26 PM
shouldn't it be...

Les Etats-Unis?

Ou

L'Amerique

FreshStew
09-10-2008, 10:15 PM
Considering that there's no specific context, but even that you're going to show it every time you decide to wear the shirt, the metaphorical sense seems to me more probable ;-)

IDK:confused:

The brand is a shoe store from New York.

Steady Eddy
09-10-2008, 11:50 PM
And the winner is...hollywood!

Its an old doors song from the LA Woman album from 1971. Jim Morrison intended the word "L'America" to mean "Latin America."


Here's the lyrics.

I took a trip down to L'America
To trade some beads for a pint of gold
I took a trip down to L'America
To trade some beads for a pint of gold
L'America, L'America, L'America
L'America, L'America, L'America

Come on people, don't you look so down
You know the rain man is coming to town
He'll change your weather, change your luck
And it'll teach you how to
Find yourself
L'America


Friendly strangers came to town
All the people put them down
But the women loved their ways
Come again some other day
Like the gentle rain
Like the gentle rain
That falls


I took a trip down to L'America
To trade some beads for a pint of gold
I took a trip down to L'America
To trade some beads for a pint of gold
L'America, L'America, L'America
L'America, L'America, L'America
L'America

counter_puncher
09-11-2008, 01:54 AM
Ou

L'Amerique

oui, c'est vrai... je pense...

FreshStew
09-11-2008, 06:50 PM
oui, c'est vrai... je pense...

tu queres mi petho?

Max G.
09-11-2008, 07:47 PM
Mes amis, je dois m'en aller
Je n'ai plus qu'à jeter mes clés
Car elle m'attend depuis que je suis né
L'Amérique

J'abandonne sur mon chemin
Tant de choses que j'aimais bien
Cela commence par un peu de chagrin
L'Amérique

L'Amérique, l'Amérique, je veux l'avoir et je l'aurai
L'Amérique, l'Amérique, si c'est un rêve, je le saurai
Tous les sifflets de trains, toutes les sirènes de bateaux
M'ont chanté cent fois la chanson de l'Eldorado
De l'Amérique

Mes amis, je vous dis adieu
Je devrais vous pleurer un peu
Pardonnez-moi si je n'ai dans mes yeux
Que l'Amérique

Je reviendrai je ne sais pas quand
Cousu d'or et brodé d'argent
Ou sans un sou, mais plus riche qu'avant
De l'Amérique

L'Amérique, l'Amérique, je veux l'avoir et je l'aurai
L'Amérique, l'Amérique, si c'est un rêve, je le saurai
Tous les sifflets de trains, toutes les sirènes de bateaux
M'ont chanté cent fois la chanson de l'Eldorado
De l'Amérique

L'Amérique, l'Amérique, je veux l'avoir et je l'aurai
L'Amérique, l'Amérique, si c'est un rêve, je le saurai
L'Amérique, l'Amérique, si c'est un rêve, je rêverai
L'Amérique, l'Amérique, si c'est un rêve, je veux rêver

(copied from an internet lyrics site, I'm not typing out all those accents on an American keyboard, and I'd mess them up anyhow)

ShiroRm
09-12-2008, 12:05 AM
on attend les versions allemande, japonaise et lituanienne, naturellement:
on en a un besoin extrême ;-)