A few of you have sent messages about the weird post I put up completely in what Google Translate calls French. It was an apology to a person I couldn’t communicate with. Emails to me said, “I can’t understand what you’re trying to say” and ” Why not just tell us what you wanted to say in French?”
I wanted to see if, even using the tools we have, if I could convey myself and I kind of could. Sort of.
Point of the post was to show that even when we think communication is happening, the meaning may not be getting through.
Thanks for reading,
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