Which means that the mistakes he makes in English tend to be less inventive and less obvious. And I'm more aware of my weaknesses in French.
But I couldn't let the recent one go amiss:
Mouse Rug: as in "Now we have a new computer unit set up, we should get a nice mouse rug." Donations to all poor, cold mice welcomed.
He complains that his English fluency is disappeaing, yet, whilst in the middle of a temper fit, during the assembly of an Ikea bed, he can come out with "For f's sake, now it's awry".
Since I'm linking back to old posts, I might as well link to this one. I haven't had a good storm out for a while, until yesterday in Castorama*. When the cashier wouldn't wait longer than 20 seconds for my bankcard to connect and be authorised in the UK, I stormed out and left Frog to pay.
He joined me outside in the sunshine and with a wry smile, "Okay?"
Oiseau: Yeah, I'm just fed up with dealing with stupid people at the moment
Frog: It's just as well you've got me then
* Think B&Q gallic style