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    Re: Language Lapses

    One of my favorites comes from back when I was teaching high school French. It went something like this:

    Étudiante: Someone told me that "R.S.V.P." is French. Is that true?
    Moi: Oui, bien sûr! [Yes, of course!] The letters stand for "répondez, s'il vous plaît."
    Étudiante: No way! Really?
    Moi: Oui, vraiment. [Yes, really.] What did you think it means?
    Étudiante: I always thought R.S.V.P. stood for "respond so very promptly."
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    Re: Language Lapses

    These are funny.

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