"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
@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! ;-)
@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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