Monday, March 16, 2009

Thank god for bilingual people

Ever try coming up with a video concept with someone who speaks a different language?

The people here are really nice and most everyone is bilingual. But I've been trying to concept with an art director whose English is about as good as my French. It's funny, to say the least—lots of "Comment dit-on 'cutting-edge' en francais?" and "Repetez plus lentement, s'il vous plait." Luckily we are also working with a flash designer, who doubles as an interpreter.


  1. My hands-down, all time favorite french phrase:
    "Repetez plus lentement, s'il vous plait."
    Followed closely by:
    "Avez-vous des allumettes?"

  2. Ah, tu fume, ma cousine??

    I just learned that the cool word for a cigarette is "une clope" and for the light, "du feu." For when you visit. :)