So, Becca and I were watching a movie about a girl who travels to France & meets a guy who invites her to a party. Using this as an opportunity to hammer home an already well-hammered point, I told Becca, "Someone can get an STD in France just as easily as they can in America."
Her response? "But in France, they have fancier names."
Let's test the theory.
English: "I caught syphilis."
French: "J'ai pris la syphilis."
By golly, SHE'S RIGHT! Why, the french version sounds almost fun!
Fact: It's never, EVER boring having a conversation with Becca.