bill, and other Frenchies.....
I should clarify one thing, I have a long standing score to settle with someone French.
Some 20+ years ago I was a young Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. I got sent to Europe for two weeks to be a referee on some NATO exercise. As luck would have it, I was sent to Belgium and got teamed up with some junior officers from Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France.
It turned out to be a total farce. There was nothing for us to do (our part of the exercise to referee got cancelled). So, being young single officers, we slept most of the day and went out drinking and chasing women at night. You know....you have to do your part for your country.
One evening we were in France. I want to say Metz.....but frankly I don't recall. After a nice dinner we ended up in a Euro Disco (remember....this was 20-some years ago). Anyway, there was a very attractive young lady I spotted. So, I ask the two French officers how to say "would you like to dance" in French. They were happy to help me. They made me practice a couple of times so I could be understood through, what must have been, a terrible American accent.
With my new found command of the French language, and brimming with confidence (and hormones), I approached this very hot young lady and in slow, clear words asked (if I recall correctly): "Voulez-vous couche avec moi ce soir?"
Now if you are a young lad, this is why you need to learn foreign languages. So you can dance with pretty girls? No! So you don't get slapped in the face, and turn to see all your "friends" laughing so hard they are falling out of their chairs.
It turns out, I didn't need to speak French at all. Her English skills were pretty good, and what she said won't be repeated here.
Anyway...sorry for the long story. I have a score to settle. If you are French, be warned.