Lina, the illustrator behind Instagram’s @parisianpostcards, joins us to discuss French politeness, the whole tu and vous thing, and whether or not French people are rude.
You might recognize Lina’s work from our logo, and she also drew the picture above. To top it off, she has taken over our own Instagram this week, sharing pictures from some of the things we talked about. Check out a sample below.
Anyway, here is the audio from the chat. What do you think? Should we all just “kill the vous” as Lina said? Should Oliver have complained when the cocktails were spilled on his head? Does James speak French too quickly?
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Notes: We were also joined in the studio by the show’s self-professed number one fan, Dingo Mike from Coutume cafe – a colleague of Tom Clark from episode three.
And here’s the tu/vous flow chart we discussed.
In other news, you can still vote for us if you think we deserve to win “the best expat blog about Paris”, even though we consider ourselves a podcast and not a blog.
It only takes a second to vote, though we are quite pleased with 11th place to be honest. Vote here.
Next week: Season finale. And we have something fun for you. As for season two, it’s already on the way. Stay tuned.