Language skills

When French people want to say “elbow” they say “coude”. When they want to talk about someone’s bottom they say “cul”. In fact, they have a whole different language, called “French”.

The words “coude” and “cul” are almost indistinguishable when actually spoken by a French person.

I think what I’m trying to say is that when I’m in France, I don’t know my arse from my elbow.


4 thoughts on “Language skills

  1. Yeah, it’s a sound that English speakers really struggle to distinguish. The one where you stick your jaw out. Are you sure you know your arse from your elbow in England though- you’re very vague sometimes!

  2. Yes, well, I am no linguist. Our areas of academic expertise do not overlap in that regard…!

    Really I am only leaving this comment so it doesn’t say “1 people who are wrong” which I find unreasonably irksome.

    I am going to go through the whole lot now, and make sure they all have at least two comments…

  3. You make it sound like a bad thing! I have genuinely gone through them all. I am so sad!

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