Me (via text message): Any last minute tips on l'election for me?
Vincent: I have gone into my delphic trance and the only thing I can tell you is that according to le monde 3.3 million new voters have registered since 2002 (making the total 44.5 million, a peu pres). That's the young and ethnic minorities, and more than half of those registrations were made in the last quarter of '06, around the time most candidates were announced. Il semble qu'ils veulent prendre les choses en main.
Some things you should know about this:
a) Vincent is very often on the money.
b) But I didn't say I would be broadcasting his reply, so don't hold him to anything.
c) That is a ridiculously long text message.
(Postscript: Me: A-ha! Thanks. Il sera interessant s'ils font cela! ... croissant.
Vincent: Tres bien dit, mon vieux!
Can someone please translate? I don't speak French, Babelfish is spouting nonsense - have I committed a faux pas?)
Joseph | 22 Apr 2007