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Loose tongues and oily seamen: Lost in machine translation yet again

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We had Monsieur et Madame Thibaut et ses enfants Paul et Catherine. Monsieur Thibaut est ingenieur.

More importantly, they drove a voiture, a word I never heard when I visited Paris. So, 10 years out of date, perhaps. I don't recall a TV in their house.

Filmstrips and an audio tape. Ecoutez, et repetez!

Having spent 3 years in French-peaking Brussels as a tike probably helped a lot. I took French classes from 6th grade through my first year at university. I can still read it and understand it 50 years later.

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