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How to formally call an individual on a talkie walkie or other two-way radio

I am looking for something which is probably a link to a version of French Radio etiquette. (I have read French radio communication language and its links.) In watching "La Carte aux Trésors"...
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Origine et sens de "prix militaire" pour exprimer "prix réduits"

Dans un magasin opticien j'ai lu sur un affiche : Prix militaire pour promouvoir (je pense) des prix réduits. D'où vient cette connotation de l'expression "prix militaire" ? Quelle est son ...
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Is there any evidence that "pièce de résistance" had its origin in people playfully referring, as one might in Eng., to bringing out "the big gun[s]"?

Is there any evidence that the origin of "pièce de résistance" lay in artillery? A native French speaker once told me he believed the term for the crowning culinary creation of a meal had its origin ...
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"Qui va là ?" et "Qui est là ?"

Je connais l'emploi et l'origine militaire de l'expression Qui va là ?. Je me demande si l'on peut l'employer couramment comme une variante (humoristique peut-être) de Qui est là ?.
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