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Old 08-24-2015, 12:35 PM   #62
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So, I take Saturday morning French classes because it's ridiculous that I've been dabbling in the language for so many years and can't speak it near-fluently yet. This morning, we were asked if we remembered what the word descendre means.

I had my smartass wannabe-linguist hat on, so instead of saying "to descend," like most would be tempted to, I answered "to go down or to get off." *Cue the class's blush-chuckle moment of the day!* Couldn't help thinking to myself: oh boy, we're having french class NOW Monsieur le professeur had an especially good chuckle to himself about it.
It could have been worse. I learned the hard way when, in high school French II, I asked Mme. Attaway (my teacher):

Porquoi est-qu'on dit "j'ai chaud", et pas "je suis chaud"?

Which is grammatically correct, sure, but means:

Why does one say "I have heat" (I am hot) and not "I am hot" (I am horny)?

Mme. batted her eyes playfully at me just long enough for me to realize what had just come out of my mouth...

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