Friday, March 18, 2011

"Conversations à l'école française"

In summer of '04, I attended this intensive French school thingie at Middlebury College in Vermont. The idea was that everyone was supposed to talk, read, write, and think in nothing but French, though everyone violated that commandment pretty much all the time. Anyway, there was a little newsletter, released, I dunno, weekly, maybe?, and in the fifth issue of that newsletter was this little comic, which will be meaningless if you've never been compelled to engage another student in a halting conversation in very, very rudimentary French, but really, really funny if you have--or at least, I find it so. It perfectly captures the utter inanity of such exchanges, via the exact tropes and phrases in which said inanity comes. The extreme smiliness of the participants just makes it funnier. Presumably, there are equivalents in all languages, but the French version is the one that I know.


Blogger Ghe pontificated to the effect that...

„J`ai femme“ hehe:D

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