Picard is speaking in French the whole time
This explains why when he swears that one time, the Universal Translator doesn't translate it and we hear "merde"
Now, by tradition, reference materials for Tamarian-human diplomacy are French-Tamarian, not English-Tamarian, e.g. Darmok et Jalad à Tanagra
Vulcan erogenous zones:
* The index and middle fingers, but only when fully extended together
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