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I'm Nadine. Thanks for stopping by. The floors are creaky, the kids are loud, but the door's always open and the coffee's always on.

Make yourself at home.

Excuse My French

Two more sleeps until Paris. Je suis très heureuse.

I just hope I can get by, en français.

In one of my final OAC* French presentations, I used slides from my dad's 1978 trip to Morocco to talk about life in a French-speaking country. I spoke for 15 minutes or so. In French. And I didn't suck. In fact, I was pretty proud of myself.

Until the end.

My teacher — a good-natured guy who thoroughly loved his job and subsequently inspired me to stick with French — burst out laughing.

I will never, ever forget this French lesson. And I thought I'd share it with you:

This is how you say "the setting of the sun": le coucher du soleil

This is how you say "the diaper of the sun": la couche du soleil

Don't ever say "the diaper of the sun." Ever.

You're welcome.


*OAC = Grade 13 = I'm pretty old, kids.

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