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...
@sirshannon it’s 100% true, he makes all kinds of things. Picnic tables, lawn furniture, drink holders that look like birds...
@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 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 Oh, jeez.
Grew up in an area where raccoons regularly broke into our house. Hate the little cute buggers.
@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
@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 Hahaha, this is what happens when MS releases ancient 16-bit assembler under MIT license. When do we get Win3 or Win95? 🤣
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