Vous vs. Tu, French “you”.
Chart from the LA Times.
So, my Chinese conversation partner is 41 years old, married, and has a daughter. Apart from being 20 years older than me, his English is only slightly better than my Chinese (…it’s terrible). Understandably, we’re going for beers next week.
So on Saturday I was out for drinks with a friend I hadn’t seen all summer and was telling her about my month in Italy and she was like, “So are you fluent now?”
I said far from it. She was like, “Come on, don’t be modest!”
I’m like, no, you don’t get it…it takes so much work…I’ve studied French…
It’s time to slake your thirst…for knowledge about World Water Monitoring Day! It’s an international program that encourages citizens to be conscious of their local water bodies.
Think of it as a worldwide ecological flash mob: everyone treks over to his or her local stream, lake, estuary or coastal water and tests the quality of the water to assess if it’s safe for swimming, fishing, drinking and so forth.
Speaking of water — as most of you know, Californians are very concerned with water conservation given the current severe drought. In an effort to take care of our precious Hetch Hetchy H2O (sweet, sweet nectar), we have launched a mini campaign inside the museum! Look for signage like this near sinks and water fountains.