French Apologizing for Incorrect English?
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It isn't often that people on the Internet apologize for improper vocabulary, but I've noticed that a relatively high percentage of those who do tend to say that it is due to them being French. I don't mean to be impolite and/or offensive, but this is a phenomenon that I have been curious about for several years. Is that mostly the result of people making false claims of nationality, or are many Frenchmen unusually concerned with proper grammar and are merely being courteous?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q2l08jltac
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Try asking in French.
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French people are typically sticklers on proper grammar and pronunciation in their own language. Some WILL correct you in real time conversations if you said something wrong. Naturally, I wouldn't be surprised that of those learning English, many apologize for not saying/writing it correctly.
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I'm french-english so.. beats me.
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mhibicke wrote:

Try asking in French.


La fête des mères!!
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MrHalligan wrote:

I'm french-english so.. beats me.


The heck is French-English? There's French, Creole, and Québécois (fake french)
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spacebat wrote:


MrHalligan wrote:

I'm french-english so.. beats me.


The heck is French-English? There's French, Creole, and Québécois (fake french)


Fine.. "french-canadian" , and no I don't mean Quebecois, no one in my family is from there. I don't really care for what the actually term is. btw, no french is fake french..
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spacebat wrote:


MrHalligan wrote:

I'm french-english so.. beats me.


The heck is French-English? There's French, Creole, and Québécois (fake french)


looking for a fight? I'll teach you some fake french
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ispy12 wrote:


looking for a fight? I'll teach you some fake french ;)


Now you're just teasing me..
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spacebat wrote:


MrHalligan wrote:



Fine.. "french-canadian" , and no I don't mean Quebecois, no one in my family is from there. I don't really care for what the actually term is. btw, no french is fake french..


Of course no French is fake french. If it was fake french it would be Québécois.



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MrHalligan wrote:

What french are we talking about? European french? or just french in general? 'cause I mean, there's a huge difference, I'd imagine European frenchies are crazy about being grammatically correct. Especially if they ever heard myself speaking french.


I don't know... They never specify.
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aeb0717 wrote:


MrHalligan wrote:

What french are we talking about? European french? or just french in general? 'cause I mean, there's a huge difference, I'd imagine European frenchies are crazy about being grammatically correct. Especially if they ever heard myself speaking french.


I don't know... They never specify.


true.. I mean, these are french people.
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This is sexist. omg
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