The French Word for “Mistaken” Sounds a Whole Lot Like “Trump”

Dear America, don’t make the mistake of not voting

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If you forego the accent on the ‘e’, “trompé” is exactly how we French speakers say “Trump” in French. It makes me grin every time. The word basically means “mistake”, from the verb “Se tromper”. “Je me trompe” means “I am mistaken”. If you wrote it like “je me Trump”, it…

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