Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A (Male) Carafe of Water, Please?

Quick Post:  So what happens when you butcher the French language and ask a waiter for a carafe of water using the wrong gender?  ... It comes back looking like this!  For those of you that don't know (like myself), a carafe is actually used as a feminine noun not masculine - which is why our waiter thought it would be funny to draw a male symbol and stick it to the bottle!  I guess the joke was pretty funny at that time, but lesson learned here, when asking for a carafe of water in French you say une carafe d'eau NOT un carafe d'eau.  Yes, simple mistake, but gender changes everything!

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