Here is a small portion of my text conversation with my French pen pal who is helping move a friend out of an apartment today. My wife always tells me not to joke and joking in a Foreign language that you are not good at is especially fraught…….fancy word for iffy.
The movers were not well prepared and I said it was too bad I couldn’t offer her my dolly. That led to her to ask me what “dolly” meant and then explained it wasn’t a poupee (doll)
My texts are in the blue bubbles. My friend’s (Ma Amie) texts are in white bubbles.
Ma Amie: “Do you know what they are called in French?”
Ma Amie: “That, it is called a devil. I prefer a dolly”
Moi: “Its also called a ‘hand truck’ in English”
Moi: “It’s how Trump got out of the White House.”
Ma Amie: “Why. Is it a joke?”
Moi: “Oh no. His destination was Hell.”
Ma Amie: “Ah yes!”
Moi: “Its (Hell) also called Mara Lago”
Ma Amie: “He’s going…Its in Florida. Not bad. like Hell. winking face emoji.”
Moi: “Especially in Summer.”