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Yesterday I went to a meeting of the Club Cinéma with Agnès. At one point, when they were talking about recruiting young people from the Pôle Lardy and the CAVILAM, Agnès pointed out that une assistante américaine had come to the meeting of her own free will, and there must be other young people who would be interested.

So after the meeting, hordes of people came up to talk to me and find out where I was from and what I was doing in Vichy. Americans are much rarer here than in Grenoble. The Vice-President of the club, who is very entertaining, said I had almost no accent. This was reassuring, because I've been feeling like a stumbling beginner ever since I got here, spitting out horribly accented, grammatically incorrect sentence fragments. However, I must admit that he was basing this on the phrase I've had plenty of experience with, because I've so often had to explain my status in France: "Je suis assistante d'anglais au lycée Valery Larbaud à Cusset." I have gotten very good at parroting this out to people.

srah - Sunday, 29 September 2002 - 6:41 AM
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