“In English, FRANGLAIS (pronounced franglay) means a mangled combination of English and French, produced either by poor knowledge of one or the other language or for humorous effect. Franglais usually consists of either filling in gaps in one’s knowledge of French with English words. An example would be “Je suis tired.
In French, franglais refers to the use of English words sometimes regarded as unwelcome imports or as bad slang.” Examples would be “le parking,” “le weekend,” and “le hotdog.” (Definitions: Wikipedia)
And so it was that, when I saw an ad for “FRANGLISH,” which is a different twist on the meshing of these two words and languages, I decided to go and check out this weekly conversation meetup group.
I signed in and paid my 13€ fee, which included one drink. There were 2 facilitators and about 26 participants at 13 tables; it was held in the back area of a local restaurant, separate from diners.
Here’s my personal opinion of this one experience:
As I thought more about it on my way home, it seemed to me that you could end up repeating the same basic Q&A conversations, not just throughout any evening session, but every week!
It was well attended, but I left during the 10-minute break, between the two 45-minute sessions — Il faisait vraiment trop chaud dans le restaurant (It was really too hot in the restaurant)!