Hey! @deadDMwalking's birthday is today! I guess we should say something nice about the dude. Anyone? Something?
He is a solid contributor to this forum. Additionally, he, ummm....seems to have a solid grasp on the English language! I have never met the man but will assume he is one hellof a guy! No doubt well endowed with a nice big pair of brass balls.
I do have that reputation somehow.
I did have a happy birthday. On Saturday night I had a full French dinner served over 3 hours - starter (which they call entree), entree (which they call plat) cheese plate and dessert. Also a pre-dinner morsel. And bread and a bottle of wine. I did knock over a glass of wine and broke which was embarassing, but it was fun.
At the moment my wife is working so I'm wandering Angers committing crimes against the French Language. I can read about 50% and speak about 20% but my listening comprehension for conversational French is about 10%. But I'm lightyears ahead of where I was last time. Thanks Duolingo.
Has anyone dropped a rifle at the sight of you yet?
The police here walk around with automatic weapons. And they travel in groups. The way I see it, France is walking around with a chip on their shoulder. They've got nuclear weapons and are 6th in the world in military spending (ahead of every other European country including Britain and Germany). I think they're going to kick ass in the next war.
Makes sense. They kicked ass in every war, right up until the beginning of the 20th century.
My girlfriend's six year old son is almost done with French on DuoLingo, too. He loves it and because I'm the one administering the lessons I guess I'm almost done learning French, too?
Happy belated birthday.
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken