Propping up a bar last night my French partner suddenly turned to me and asked if I wanted to play 'flipper'.
Struck me as kind of funny ......Flipper being French for pinball!
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Another one to watch out for - if you say you're not very good at something, it will be taken at face value and understood as "you're useless". Whereas you were probably just being modest! Also the overuse of the word "sorry"! Please head to alpinelinguists' facebook page here to comment.