Tuesday, November 3, 2009
From the Mouths of Babes
People are always asking about how my kids' French is coming along. Since they're not in an immersion situation in school, it's coming but slowly.
Or so I thought. One night a while back, we were coming home from a school event and we passed a couple of dudes having a drunken argument at a bus stop. We were on the other side of the street so there was no danger of us getting caught up in it. And honestly, I had no idea what they were talking about, just that it was loud and adamant.
I turned to my 10 year old and said, "At least we don't know what they're saying."
"Well Mom, I heard 'ta gueule' a couple of times."
Blank stare from me. They don't teach that expression in my French class.
"Shut the f*&k up."
Guess the French really is kicking in.