We laugh at the French and their funny ways

Rose, counting: “Sixty-seven, sixty-eight, sixty-nine–”

Dean: “Sixty-ten–”

Rose:  “There is no sixty-ten!”

Zina: “Dean, did you know that’s exactly how they say seventy in French?  Sixty-ten?”

Dean: “They don’t have a word for seventy? What’s seventy-one?”

Zina: “Sixty-eleven.  And eighty is four-twenty, and ninety is four-twenty-ten.  The Belgians say ‘septant’ and ‘nonant’ for seventy and ninety, so I got in the habit of saying those.  But the French think the Belgian way is gauche.”

Dean: “So if a Frenchman makes fun of me for not using the Metric system, I can say, ‘Oh yeah? Well how do you count to seventy?'”

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5 Responses to We laugh at the French and their funny ways

  1. Kristina P. says:

    I had no idea. They do make some excellent fries.

  2. Rose says:

    Lol! interesting ;D

  3. Erin says:

    I read the title and thought, “Oh no, is she going to be mean about my precious French people?” But yeah, that is really funny. And true. 🙂

  4. Mary says:

    I took French in middle school and used to be able to count to one hundred in French.
    I can’t anymore, but I can say the Pledge of Allegiance in French, which comes in handy all the time.

    BTW, thank you so much for your help with the Mother’s Day project.

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