In hip French slang, you flip words around. If you want to call something crazy, instead of calling it "feu," you call it "uef."
But it's not just spelling things backwards. If you go to your house or "maison," you go to your "sonmai."
Every once in a while, I can do this, and my French and Swiss co-workers think it's a riot.
But for someone who's still only able to speak in present tense (I'm never able to tell co-workers what I did last weekend without sounding schitzophrenic), this doesn't make learning a new language any easier.
Life in the U.S. after Switzerland. Sad.
5 weeks ago