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Sunday, November 4, 2007

(from the files) 16. speaking french

my son and i were at a french restaurant in montreal.
the waiter approached.
i said, bone-jure.
he said, bonjour and handed us menus.
then i said, mare-say.
he nodded and left.
i said to my son, i fooled him. he thinks we're french.
my son said, no he doesn't. he gave us english menus.
i said, hmm, probably all they have left. i'll prove it. i'll order my meal in french.
he said, dad don't!
i said, you took eight years of french. what's the french word for filet mignon?
then my son said, sometimes you worry me.

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