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and very well written.

(Very minor nitpick: "being auditioned by the IGPN") you audition someone for a part in a play or film. The police question or interrogate suspects)

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Jul 22nd, 2018 at 08:34:19 PM EST
Thanks. I was trying to follow your example :)
To be fair, the whole story reads like a summer vacation thriller, the kind you take with you to the beach to pass the time. Really, who can top that?

You can tell that I'm a native French speaker: the word "audition" is also used in France when a suspect is deposed by the police or by an investigative magistrate, as in: "I'm innocent, Guv. Honest. Now, do I get the part?"

The same word ("audition") is also used when a government minister appears before the Assembly or Senate commission, like Gérard Collomb today: another kind of theater...

by Bernard on Mon Jul 23rd, 2018 at 06:43:00 PM EST
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I'm thinking, given the context and little appreciation for French etymology (in the Latin root audio), the US-Eng. cognate is a

hearing.

Having said that, moahr Indo-European theater lulz ::
AP demotes Banella to "security aide".

Crisis averted. Carry on.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Jul 23rd, 2018 at 07:01:33 PM EST
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I wouldn't have bothered with the nit pick had the rest of the article not been so perfectly crafted. I presumed it was a literal translation from the French, and it was only a slight deviation from normal usage and no less intelligible for that. I consider myself to be still learning English and can only dream of being half fluent in another language. I have almost given up trying to learn Spanish because I am so hopeless at it.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jul 23rd, 2018 at 07:12:55 PM EST
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