Brain > Language Area > glitch!

I was writing earlier today, and was stuck on something that was too colloquial. So I went to a Web page that does translations.
This is why it’s odd ; I was writing in French. Yet the Web page I had loaded was for French to English translations.

So for my brain what was “colloquial French” was obviously a language different than French. And the default when I’m not writing in French seems to be English [it is the case].

I guess that explains why I loaded the French to English dictionary.

But that was not the end of it. I wrote on IRC that I was stuck with some colloquial French and that I couldn’t find any good English equivalent. A colleague offered a few silly stuff and a valid suggestion.

Only when I returned to my draft with that English suggestion did I realise that the language was French.

Odd, isn’t it?

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