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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:27 pm

Then, hypothetically, I might have a chance of getting the role, because I'm the height and weight of your average 13-year-old boy. :lol: :lol:
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Postby SylvieProuvaire1832 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:49 pm

Eh, if you're taller than me, then you're taller than my 13 year old brother
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:12 am

How tall are you, then?
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Postby SylvieProuvaire1832 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:15 am

I though we had this discussion already in another thread, but 5 foot and 1 and 3/4's inches. I haven't grown at all in a year, so I'm resigned to being short. Well, it's like a friend of mine says: Short people give the best hugs...
Soon, my brother will be taller than me...
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Postby Schmerg_The_Impaler » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:20 am

WOW! I love this site! It's the only place I ever meet people shorter than me! I'm five feet, two and a half inches. Until now, my only comfort came from the fact that Robespierre was half an inch shorter than me.

My thirteen-year-old brother is also Robespierre-sized.

(There are five degrees of shortness: Munchkin, Robespierre, Schmergo, Napoleon, and Daniel Radcliffe.)
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Postby SylvieProuvaire1832 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:21 am

You are making me feel insecure about my height!!! *flails* XD
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Postby Schmerg_The_Impaler » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:24 am

At least you're not Daniel Radcliffe! He's taller than you, but being short does NOT suit him.

He has a very large head for his short frame. Not to mention he's got gigantic eyes, a pointy nose, no lips, pointy yellow teeth, bristly hair, eyebrows like mating caterpillars, and he never stops smiling... not to mention he shows ALL of his teeth when he smiles. I don't really see why people find him attractive...

(Then again, I also can't stand Zac Efron or Orlando Bloom...)
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Postby Citizen_Aku » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:36 am

*is a bit over five foot eight and towers over you all*

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Postby Schmerg_The_Impaler » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:37 am

Oh, you are not... are you?

You were five-seven about two weeks ago! :shock:

Man, I wish I could do that!

(You're still shorter than Javert, though....)
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:41 am

(grabs lasso to catch runaway thread)

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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:45 am

Yeah, how tall is he? :lol:
Well, hope for the kid he gets his money back somehow, or atleast that he earns something soon.

(Tee hee, I'm between 5'2" and 5'3" and feel tall now. (I read that Robespierre was that height somewhere, though, and not 5'1", but however.)
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Postby SylvieProuvaire1832 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:40 pm

How much was 40 sous worth?
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Postby Frédéric Dumont » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:33 pm

I think it bought you several days' meals.
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Postby Marianne » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:41 pm

40 sous = 2 francs, or about $15. The conversion is a little screwy though, because physical commodities (food, clothing, etc) were much more expensive compared to, say, rent. So a franc could be worth anywhere between five and thirty present-day dollars.

For comparison: by law, a loaf of bread cost 1 sou; a skilled laborer like Feuilly made 3 francs (60 sous) a day; Marius, while poor, made about 700 francs a year, of which 30 went to his rent.
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Postby Citizen_Aku » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:11 pm

I am, actually. :twisted: Fear me, Schmergo, fear me.

And NOBODY is taller than Javert. Including giraffes.
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