Pardon my French

As I am spending the holidays in France I thought I would post something related to France and its culture. Here is a little idiom I thought you might like to learn about.

What it comes from:

This idiom basically means “excuse me for being rude”. The French have always been known for being rude, swearing a lot, kissing in public and all sorts of other profanities. Because of that everything rude was associated with the French.

When to use it:

Basically anytime you swear, are rude or insult somebody and want to kind of apologise for it.

But really…French people are nice…I promise.





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