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Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by mossop, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. veverett

    veverett New commenter

    A pupil received this in English from a French pen friend:

    Kept silent pets?

    Kept silent brothers and sisters?

    What age kept silent?

    They had missed the hyphen in their subject verb inversion before using google translate!
     
  2. gregcolin

    gregcolin New commenter

    Nice to see this popular thread back from the dead!
     
  3. veverett

    veverett New commenter

    In case you are still thinking about it (it took me a while when I read it in the French pupil's letter):

    as-tu = do you have

    as tu = kept silent!

    kept silent brothers and sisters?

    kept silent pets?
     
  4. salsera

    salsera New commenter

    The one that keeps coming up across all years had me totally confuddled!

    Les cours commencent l'arobase huit heures

    il y a huit cent eleves l'arobase Funytown School

    (can't do accents on my chrome

    book!)
     
  5. catmother

    catmother Lead commenter

    Arobase is @

    @ is at!

    I assume they input @ instead of at, therefore get arobase instead of à !
     
  6. salsera

    salsera New commenter

    Yes that was what they did - just makes me want to scream though! There seems to be no joined up thinking!
     
  7. gsglover

    gsglover Occasional commenter

    Just enjoyed these old ones again!
     
  8. gregcolin

    gregcolin New commenter

    Just marking year 11 piece of work which included j'ai une taupe sue le cou
     
  9. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    My all time favourite remains..Ma tante est une sucette dame!
     
  10. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    I was willing to overlook the inclusion of the article in this case!!
     

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