Humor of Not Understanding French

Humor of Not Understanding French is adapted from a humorous book by David Sedaris:

‘When You Are Engulfed in Flames’,

with this part about struggling to learn French.

Here is an excerpt from the chapter The Man in the Hut, in the book ‘When You Are Engulfed in Flames’, page 184:


“On one of these trips, he (a Frenchman) attempted to explain that he had a metal plate in his head.

My French comprehension wasn’t very good at the time,

and his pointing back and forth between his temple and the door of the glove compartment only confused me.

‘You invented glove compartments?

Your glove compartment has ideas of its own?

I’m sorry...I don’t...I don’t understand.’”





Humor of David Sedaris in his book 'Me Talk Pretty One Day':

Humor of Two Types of French.

Humor of Knowing Only a Few Words of French.

Humor of Male and Female Genders in French.

Humor of Language Tapes in French.

Humor of Vocabulary Cards in French.

Me Talk Pretty One Day is the Humor of French Class in French.

Humor of Giving Up on French School.

Humor of Difficulty Speaking French.

Humor of Learning French in Prison.

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