Thursday, May 03, 2018


The press seems to be making fun of the French President Macron calling the wife of the Australian Prime Minister Delicious. The word he probably meant was delightful.

His English is so superior to any of the U.S. politicians use of French that he should be allowed the slip.

As a person who has battled with French as a second language, I know how easy it is to make a mistake.

My worse one was when I was talking about the International Labour Organization. It's French acronym is BIT. Instead of giving the letters B-I-T in conversation I used the word "bit" and quickly saw I'd done something wrong. A friend whispered in French "bit" is slang for penis.

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