Clever app for phone has led to some childish translations

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I love smartphones, as they really do make life so much easier.

My quest to learn French has not been going too well and the language barrier has occasionally been a problem on our holiday.

Not for the French, who speak perfect English, but for the prat who manages to ask a question in French but then can’t understand the answer at all!

So my latest app is an English-to-French translator which also has a dialogue programme so you can hear how the correct pronunciation sounds.

It took minutes before I was abusing said app with translations of rude words and asking my wife in French if we should have an early night. I’m so childish.