henry0 - 10:47 am on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Indeed, I made some sort of short, it means pantyhose or
Funny you mention it, after so many years (almost 30 in my case)
even in FR I will pick up an English written book,
my brother leaves also in the States but he only does biz with the FR community so he his less "Americanized" than my wife and I are, nevertheless I will rather email him in English than FR.
At home (my wife too was born in France) we many times use the shorter way to say something using a language combo.
We are at the point where we do find that English words helps better in many case to define a thought or a feeling.
I guess, in short our brain starts to make a "mayonnaise" with the different input/output :)