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"it's great that you want so much to use French expressions, you should try to keep all the incorrect ones that you use"

pro tip: this is not something you should say to your colleague giving a talk in a non-native language

@PeterWyrm not normally among colleagues, except for when they tell me I'm bad at my job

@pence Perhaps you just want to vent. Or perhaps you want some encouraging words. « Be of good cheer, Charles » (I have used this sentence before, but never _to_ someone called Charles. It’s from a Peanuts strip.)

@pence 👎 That's just... crass. Working in a trilingual country has its disadvantages, evidently! ;-)

@pence Ugh! (Perhaps they tried to say something nice and just weren't very fluent in English. 😈)

@SylviaFysica yeah... I'm trying to think of a positive connotation for "maladresses", but... coming up short

@pence it seems that folks in that part of Belgium combine the charme of the Parisian and the directness of the Dutch. I just hope that it wasn't my friend in your department doing this (but then he's usually really nice). :)

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