lucy24 - 10:11 pm on Apr 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
The French can get quite offended if you use "toi" if you don't know them
Meanwhile in Scandinavia, "De" (equivalent to and rhymes with German "Sie") is practically defunct. Last time I was there-- which was some few decades back-- everyone under 50 said "du" (rhymes more-or-less with French "tu") all the time.
Oh, right. French. Always did wonder about that stereotypical line, Voulez-vous coucher avec moi. I mean, if you don't know them well enough to address them as tu, what are the odds that they're prepared to coucher with you?