Friday 10 May 2024

Speaking French

Percival Everett, James: A Novel (New York: Doubleday, 2024), p. 101:

“You don’t sound French. Kin you even speak French?” “I’m not one fer showin’ off, boy. I wouldn’t want to set a bad example. Besides, French is a very complicated language. Hearing it might cause yer ear a consternation from which you might never recover. So, I employ the language sparingly.”