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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Heard on Oxford St., London W1 - “La Classe” (cc. www.brothersabroad.com)

“Est-ce que vous pouvez accelerer, s’il vous plait?” - French teacher
attempting to herd her ruck-sacked pupils, who were dragging their heels
in the middle of the pavement.

This request struck me as being in marked contrast to the “hurry up!” or
“keep together and move along!” which one might have anticipated hearing
from her English counterpart!

Of course, it could be argued that this is merely a symptom of the
French being restricted (or liberated?) by so many fewer words in their
vocabulary.

Posted by Dej on 15 Mar around 1pm

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