Are you au fait with both the French and English language? Do you pronounce the French capital as Paris or Par-ee when you say it in English? And is it smart or rude to “dumb down” your language for a foreign audience?
This week on the podcast (a new season!!)… Oliver, Lina, and Eddie discuss all this… and also how three small French words created a tempest of opinions in Earful Tower circles this month.
The podcast episode
Listen to the podcast above to hear the full discussion, but if you’d rather read about it, the embedded Facebook post below (and the hundreds of comments) are a good insight into the clashes that come with mixing languages.
Meanwhile, if you’re on the east coast of Australia, here’s the link for more tour dates for October’s Earful Book Tour.
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