I've read in many a travel book that tourists "like France but hate the French." How can an self-respecting person go to a country with that pretense? No wonder they come back saying the French were "rude to them". Combined with tourists who don't make any effort to learn French, it doesn't surprise me.
J'adore le pays.
J'adore la langue.
J'adore la francophonie.
After reading a merry book along the lines of "So You Want to Move to Canada", I decided...well, redecided...that I want to move to Montréal. According to that book, it's the least expensive of the three big cities (Vancouver, Toronto, and Montréal), the least tourist-ridden, it's 80% francophone, and it's the most gay friendly, cultural, and interesting.
So this inspired me to learn some more French and OMG.
I downloaded a computer game in French.
And then I followed links and read some instructions in French...it took me a while but I think I got it.
I downloaded Mario but it got boring.
"Mario, la chaîne! Vis la chaîne!"
...Ok, I died.
I think I'm at a disadvantage because I was watching "Teaching foreign languages to K-12" on the Teaching Channel and good god. There were KINDERGARTENERS comprehending the teacher when these losers in my class can't remember what "Vous" means sometimes. I would like to ask my French teacher next year to conduct the lessons entirely in French. That would make me happy. Because you can get French texts anywhere...but for audio, I have to rely on CCTV. International. Which is French people talking about China.
I know, I get weird channels.
OH YEAH before j'oublie...the school called today and told me I DIDN'T GET PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIOLOGY!!!!!! THEY'RE GIVING ME TWO STUDY HALLS!!!!!! I knew it would get messed up somehow.
I'm a senior, dammit, don't I get priority?? If I find out freshmen got that class I WILL BE SO PISSED OFF you don't even know.
I hate that school sometimes. I can only hope they didn't give me Recreational Activities with Mrs. Wright again. It's bad enough I failed her class THREE times.
She's such a manipulative bag.
Anyway...Je Veux Aller Au Canada!
I'm looking for colleges in Canada but the only one I might quality for with my 2.0 GPA is Simon Fraser University in Vancouver...which is Definitely nowhere near Montréal. Oh well at least it's Canada and not the stupid US. The only thing the US is good for is New York and maybe a few other cities...and New York's getting gentrified up the ass so there goes the US for me, I'm migrating north.
I still want to go to London...because I like the British more than the French if that's possible...but I'm scared to fly over the ocean.
Oh yeah, and the title:
I said "French kicks German's butt" to a guy in passing after he said "I have no interest in learning French" to his lady friend. It was envigorating.