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December 16, 2008


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Great expression! And the French can say things like that so much better than we can - "he used to write me toast" doesn't have the same ring...

LO is right as usual ("comme d'habitude"). I love the expression but wonder whether it must be said in a self-deprecatory manner? :La fin de semaine passe, j'ai ecrit une tartine": boast or self-putdown?

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