Sitting here in the Union, working on the novel. A couple of guys sit down near me and start studying between classes.
One of them brays out the following: “Doo Eskuh Two Vains?”
WTF? What language is that — apparently his friend knew, and mumbled some response.
Again, the first guy twangs: “Doo Eskuh Two Vains?”
It took me a minute to realize that he was trying to say (and horribly butchering) “D’où est-ce que tu viens?” (Where do you come from)