Artist vs Artiste

Glikeria   Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:54 am GMT
Bon, Greg,
Vouz etes tres heureux d'etre francais? Je vouz felicite. D'accord, la langue francaise est tres belle, mais c'est ne pas vouz qui a donne la langue a le monde. And English is not either worse or inferior.
Sorry for possible mistakes, my French is absolutely rusty.
Glikeria   Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:47 am GMT
au mond
Uriel   Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:55 am GMT
You are absolutely correct, greg! That's why I had to acknowledge the huge number of words that English has already borrowed from French that are now so embedded in the language that we don't consider them "Frenchified" at all! But like Pete said, some of the more recent borrowings -- especially if they retain the French pronunciation, which is markedly different from English, and so sets them apart aurally as well -- are used just to sound more sophisticated.

I guess you should be flattered... ;P
greg   Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:34 am GMT
Hé hé !!!....