I'm a bit of a polyglot. Well that's perhaps something of an exaggeration, but I can happily mangle my way through three other languages other than English.
And over the years I've tried to disguise the obvious Britishness of my accent when speaking French and although I'm obviously a foreigner, many are not quite sure where I'm from.
That's until I get to one of those words that I simply cannot pronounce properly. Never have been able to, and probably never will.
"Vous" has been my personal bugbear for donkeys years.
"Mille feuille" always, I mean ALWAYS, comes out as "me-y foy" (or something similar) even though I know it should be "meal".
And as for "tilleul" - well just don't go there.
What dead giveaways does everyone else have? Or what French words constantly make you stumble when you try to say them?
And just to even things up a bit, what about those of you with French partners? What words or phrases, in English of course, make you smile when you hear them drop from the lips of your beloved.
Mine has to be "ducking" a biscuit or croissant in coffee. Actually I think that's quite cute.