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Offline Mince

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I want those hours back
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:07:35 AM »
I attended German and French lessons in school.

The only German I can remember is Wo ist dein hut?, and, quite frankly, if I ever met a German who owned a hat, I wouldn't care where it was.

On holiday, someone argued that although I might think that I learnt nothing, if I were forced to speak the language, I might find I knew more than I thought. So on a train in Portugal, we met a French family and I decided to put this to the test. The conversation went like this:

ME: Comment vous appelez vous?

WOMAN: Aww, écoute le crétin. Il essaie au moins.

ME: Er, yeah.

I did consider replying with Fiche-moi le camp!, but I considered firstly that using a phrase that I taught myself outside French classes would muddy the experiment, and secondly that Bugger off! was not an appropriate response at this juncture in the conversation.

Thus ended the experiment. I want those hours of my life back.

Offline Tarquin Thunderthighs lll

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Re: I want those hours back
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 12:24:56 PM »
Perhaps you missed your vocation in the Diplomatic Corps?
I apologise, in advance.

Offline Diane CBPFC

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Re: I want those hours back
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 06:16:10 PM »
I always say, "an hour learning French, is one less hour annoying folks on the PB forum."

People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

Offline Diamond Lil

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Re: I want those hours back
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 06:49:44 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D

Offline Mince

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Re: I want those hours back
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 06:56:53 PM »