Originally Posted by Clown Monarch
I wasted about 3 years of my life in French. Can someone tell me why a "house" is feminine? Why does any inanimate object have a sexual orientation? I also thought formal/informal was pretty stupid too. Give me English any day.
Umm... I resent comments like this. Really, why is it stupid? It has to do with the way the language works. Has nothing to do with sexual orientation. I think that if, after 3 years of learning (?) French, you still consider it wasted time, then you did not learn anything.
Learning another language opens up new horizons and allows one to broadened his/her knowledge. As some wise old man told me once: "To learn a language, is to understand the people"
It's nothing personal, but I just could not let something like this go by without saying anything about it.
Have a nice day, just the same.