I’m an American living in Montreal. My French is okay but not great. Right now I’m sitting in a Subway and the counter guy is playing a radio that has a very high-energy announcer running off a long spiel in French. He sounds just like any guy who has to keep the airtime hopping between song tracks. Except, emerging out of the murk of his non-English, the phrase “t’ai chi a l’aube” keeps recurring. That means “t’ai chi at dawn.” WTF?
… okay, he’s doing play by play on a game. Presumably one player with a name like “t’ai chi” keeps passing to a player who has a name like “l’aube.” But it’s still kind of fucked up.