The French expressions where English is accepted
The French are known to for their stubborn attempts to keep English out of their language, but it appears they haven't done a very good job of it. It turns out the Gallic language is full of expressions containing the word “anglais”. Here, we shed some light on ten of the most interesting examples. Be warned, most of them of them aren't very complementary. Feel free to let us know any more that we have missed out.
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“Les Anglais ont débarqué!” - You’ll find this expression liberally used by Frenchwomen today. A reference to the multitude of English soldiers – known as Redcoats because of their red uniforms – arriving on French beaches during the Napoleonic Wars, this expression simply means that a woman’s period has arrived. No prizes for guessing the link.