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General => Language Questions => Topic started by: t k on July 14, 2018, 05:01:09 am

Title: ---- talk a little French
Post by: t k on July 14, 2018, 05:01:09 am
How about one on the house?

Aw, now, honey, you know what Eddie would do if he found us girls givin' it away.

He dresses quickly, feeling her arm on his shoulder. I'm sorry, Red, listen, you come up next time, and I'll talk a little French to you, just between you and me, okay?  (from The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer; a larger context is here (https://fullenglishbooks.com/english-books/full-book-the-naked-and-the-dead-read-online-chapter-35); use ctrl-f to locate the sentence)

Please explain "talk a little French.  Thanks.  --- tk
Title: Re: ---- talk a little French
Post by: Darryl on July 14, 2018, 09:25:39 am
Well, you could read into that what you will, but I think she's saying that on his next visit he may receive some 'special favours' .