En réponse à Peter Clark <[log in to unmask]>: > > An honest mistake I'm sure. I don't doubt it :) . I was just genuinely amazed that it could be possible. I recognise the peculiarities of French, but I thought it was still recognised as a Romance languages by other Romance language speakers... After all, we all know that English is > essentially French as spoken by drunk Norsemen to pretty Anglo-Saxon > barmaids, > so why not try to understand obtuse French proverbs via English? ;> LOL :))) > This reminds me of a former roommate of mine whose Russian > improved > dramatically when liberally sprinkled with vodka (or alcohol of any > kind)... So with French you'd better use cognac :)) (or Grand Marnier? :))) ). Or Pastis if you want to speak a Southern dialect ;))) . Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.