I took french immersion in school so I ostensibly can speak french, but only canadian french, and not even the good canadian french (je viens de l'acadie, look it up, d'ac) plus the school never focused on proper pronunciation, so I sound awful. I've tried conversing in french in four french-speaking countries and in most cases, people just switch to english :\ it feels awful so I don't really bother trying anymore
but at least I can read french toots, so it's not all bad 🤗
if you're into languages, check out chiac, which is like english syntax with french linguistic structures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiac
actually this reminds me a lot of the french I see on mastodon...
@ashfurrow Wow, how rare is that?
@adelheid not _super_ rare, I’ve only met one other person though!
@ashfurrow Awesome. Please tell me that is true.
@sirshannon it’s 100% true, he makes all kinds of things. Picnic tables, lawn furniture, drink holders that look like birds...
@ashfurrow That is so cool.
@ashfurrow Makes outstanding hot dogs!
A very good point.... 😀
@elomatreb haha yeah, I was building iOS apps back when the phone screen sizes were really small and German would _always_ cause problems. There's no where for the lines to break!
@ashfurrow hey, a lot of times I'm sure they were switching to english to practice with a native speaker!
And I'm also sure that many of them were appreciative of you making an effort to speak their language! 👍
@ashfurrow They tried to teach me french back in Alberta, I dropped out as fast as I could. Kinda wish I didn't until I read this haha. I'll probably be sticking to English and Bad English.
@trevdev Alberta would be a pretty difficult place to learn, yeah!
@ashfurrow Yeah, my little Canadian-French osmosis as a child and a year in school means I can suss out most short posts, recognize most insults, or talk to a dog, but French-speakers think I'm an idiot. I mean, more than usual.
@ashfurrow I got a minor in French and did really well on whatever that French test that they give out to seniors in US high school is
I still can't comprehend most real-world spoken French (Canadian is a bit better, but not by much)
@ashfurrow it's ok, half the letters aren't pronounced!
@robey but which half?!?!?
@ashfurrow Not to mention that Quebec exports a large amount of hydro electric power to the states.
@ashfurrow Just discovered this is a whole good morning thread. Prepare for notifications.
@ashfurrow There goes the neighborhood.
@ashfurrow They're probably not rabid. Probably.
@ashfurrow Oh, jeez.
Grew up in an area where raccoons regularly broke into our house. Hate the little cute buggers.
@ashfurrow Good morning!
@ashfurrow Pourquoi je me trouve dans cette cage ‽ Il faut que j'en échappe tout de suite ! 😓
@dasyatidprime c'est New York babey!
@ashfurrow Are you poking around or is my internet being slow?
@ashfurrow good morning, NY people, you still have half of the weekend before you! Here's my advice: stay at home if you feel like it, it may be awesome
@charlag I will take you up on this idea!
Do we have the same cat??
@ashfurrow what a cutie
@ashfurrow Morning! btw have you tried whonix before?
@whonix I have not – I suppose I should look into it further.
@ashfurrow would really love that 😊
@ashfurrow I'm waiting for my team. That made me laugh. Thanks :)
@ashfurrow we get weird issues with the new updates. I haven't heard of this one, but given that people can't place calls or having their phone crash when checking emails, I won't be surprised until they patch it...
@ashfurrow Your leg attempted to unlock it too many times lol
This happens when my kids get their grubby little paws on mine. 🤣
@ashfurrow your pocket lint attempted to unlock your phone
@ashfurrow you didn't register your pocket with Face ID? 😂
@ashfurrow this is sort of what it’s like to have a toddler
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