Is your French better than a reality show contestant’s?

Meet Vanessa. She’s on a reality show in France called Secret Story. If the fact that she’s on a reality show doesn’t already tell you she’s a moron, her 53 grammar mistakes in 27 seconds will. (Ok, she didn’t make quite that many mistakes, but come on! I speak French better than her!!)

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  • Robert

    ….better than she (does). Since you are correcting the speaker’s grammar.

  • Robert

    ….better than she (does). Since you are correcting the speaker’s grammar.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie Wagner

    @Robert: Actually, better than her and better than she does are both acceptable in American English. I’m correcting her FRENCH grammar anyway.

  • http://www.ielanguages.com Jennie

    @Robert: Actually, better than her and better than she does are both acceptable in American English. I’m correcting her FRENCH grammar anyway.

  • http://emmygration.blogspot.com/ Emmy

    you know what, I should feel good about knowing that I potentially speak french better than her too but it just makes me angry!! I’m running on a treadmill in France, not seemigly going anywhere while she, with her shitty mother tongue skills, is on the tele and probably has a job that I will never be allowed to have ‘cos i’m not french. la joy!
    .-= Emmy´s last blog ..mobilettes =-.

  • http://emmygration.blogspot.com Emmy

    you know what, I should feel good about knowing that I potentially speak french better than her too but it just makes me angry!! I’m running on a treadmill in France, not seemigly going anywhere while she, with her shitty mother tongue skills, is on the tele and probably has a job that I will never be allowed to have ‘cos i’m not french. la joy!
    .-= Emmy´s last blog ..mobilettes =-.

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com/ Zhu

    “fallait pas qu’ils croivent”

    :lol:

    Definitely my favorite!
    .-= Zhu´s last blog ..Old Montréal =-.

  • http://www.correresmidestino.com Zhu

    “fallait pas qu’ils croivent”

    :lol:

    Definitely my favorite!
    .-= Zhu´s last blog ..Old Montréal =-.

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