Location: Sacramento, California

I am a retired lawyer and administrative law judge, aged but active, with a variety of interests.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

The Problem With French

Le Problème (with French)

Les dents, la bouche. Laid dans la bouche. Les dents la bouchent. L'aidant la bouche. Etc. !

These phrases, which sound exactly alike, mean, respectively, "the teeth, the mouth;" "ugly in the mouth;" "the teeth choke her;" "helping her chokes her."


Blogger draw::graphics said...

Of course, English is much more straightforward! It's thought rough, though, to cough throughout. But plough on, and take a bow. Or take a bough and make a bow, or have a row rowing in a row in the bow of your yacht, what? A l'eau; c'est l'heure! J'ai un cerf volant et j'ai un cerveau lent.

February 19, 2005 at 1:13 AM  

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