ok, so i am spending a lot of time fronching.
do you not know this verb?
of course you do not know this verb. it is a verb some friends of mine made up. it means "to study french" we have also declared it to be a verb IN french, and we have maybe decided it is a regular verb: froncher. it still means "to study french".
we should probably check to see if french already has a verb "froncher" and if we have simply appropriated it and repurposed it.
uh, anyway. i am using both the living language series from penguin random house and duolingo.
duolingo is like crack, and it seems to be trying to prepare you for your inevitable breakup with your new francophone partner, because it teaches you to say things like tu n'a pas jamais le temps pour les choses importantes, which COULD be a really useful phrase, but if it is your life is probably taking a turn for the worse.
the thing about duolingo is that is is built on the premise that you need to come back every day to practice, and it will send you back to practice specific lessons that it has decided you have not practiced recently enough.
when you have a lesson learned and also updated, its little icon is gold.
...which brings me to their choice of icons. their icon for all lessons to do with adverbs is a lizard. ok, maybe it is a chameleon. fine. cute.
but their icon for household things is A TOILET.
yep, a toilet.
because home is where you take a dump?
my toilet is shiny and golden.