Originally Posted by Margi Cintrano
Certainly, not lecturing, just some wise advice. I know France quite well. Had some maternal family there as well. My daughters and I had also studied ( and lived there for 6 months ) for an Advanced Certificate in the language there.
Even if a French person does speaks English, and everybody with a Professional position in a Miulti National Corporation does speak English, and quite well; they do not like speaking English outside their work.
To top it off, the dude who started this thread went with his lady for French cuisine at a French restaurant in an American city !
Have a nice Valentine┤s Day.
You just can't grasp that I was being humorous.
Some people just can't get over themselves and take things way to serious. Since you just can't figure it out. I was making fun of myself, you know, the dumb American who wished he was able to read the menu. I have never expected anyone should speak english when I'm in their country. If I moved to another country to live, first priority, learn the language. What you wrote above is lecturing and I, as many others I'm sure, consider it quite rude.