Apparently I speak French like a Spanish cow

This is probably the best of the
This is probably the best of the “Spanish cow” pictures. The cow is saying “au lait,” which means something like “with milk” in French, and, crucially, is pronounced the same as “olé!”

I’m not that comfortable in French, but I’m told that I speak it “well, for an American.”  It turns out that this means that I speak French about as well as a Spanish cow.  This is the expression for speaking French poorly: parler français comme une vache espagnole, or “to speak French like a Spanish cow.”  I can’t really think of a clever English-language equivalent.

It turns out that if you do a search on vache espagnole (Spanish cow) on Google Images, you find quite a bit of stuff.  I’ve posted some of the better pictures here.

This cow is asking,
This cow is asking, “is no one wondering how well French cows speak Spanish?”
This cow is advertising a web site, which she says will teach you
This cow is advertising a web site, which she says will teach you “to speak Spanish better…than me.”

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