French is one of those languages where if you know a little, it's not enough. A little bit of French will usually be enough to lead you in totally the wrong direction. A good example is something that appeared on a recent garage invoice:
Now a little bit of French will tell you this must have something to do with the lights.
- Maybe the light that indicates that the lights are lit? FAUX!
- Is it something that turns the lights on? FAUX!
- Is it the ring in the cigarette lighter? FAUX!
Answer: It's the distributor.
Because we went through this process, I will now not forget this for a long, long time. Probably not until just before I next need it.