Les grand esprits se rencontrent

I have been showing my proficiency in French to my colleagues. During the commute to work, I construct a sentence. Then, I arrive at work and tell them the sentence. They are amused by this exercise. One of them have decided to teach me a phrase a day. What does he teach me yesterday? Les grand espirits se recontrent. They are two ways to interpret this sentence. Great minds meet. Great minds think alike.

What cracked me up was not the phrase but how he taught me this phrase. Here is the what transpired between us.

He: I have a new phrase for you. "Les grand espirits se recontrent".

Me: *listening*

He: This is what you use in WC. *In case you are wondering, WC stands for toilets.*

Me: *confused*

He: You go to WC. You meet your friend there. Then you say. "Les grand espirits se recontrent". Great minds think alike.

Me: *dumbfounded*


  1. ha ha ha ha....the guy has some sense of humor :D

    Reminds me of my time in college when a fren was teaching Punjabi and much to the horror of my other friends he started with teaching abuses. Thankfully the tutions ended on day one only!

    1. :) He has a good sense of humor. That is why his lessons are different. :)

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    1. Yes, he is a very good friend. Who else will teach a new language like the way he does!


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