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in the CE

In the period starting with the birth of Jesus. "CE" is an initialism for "Common Era." Does that fool honestly think that dinosaurs roamed the earth in the CE?
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n'est-ce pas

cliché From French, literally, "Is it not?," used in English as a tag question to emphasize the veracity of one's previous statement. Of course, when doing such important work as ours, it's critical that we be given ample time off in order to recuperate, n'est-ce pas? It's tough these days, n'est-ce pas, old friend?
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plus ça change (plus c'est la même chose)

From French, meaning "the more things change, the more they remain the same." In English, the phrase is used in reference to problems or bad situations that remain the same, even when people or things involved in them are different. We move into a fancy new office, and still the servers crash all the time. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Plus ça change, eh? Even with the so-called champion of the working man in office, it's still the wealthy elite getting all the tax breaks.
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