Speaking a for language

by Gaye
(San Francisco)

My cousins husband persists in speaking French to his children (who attend a French speaking school) or as a regular part of conversation in a group where his family isn't speaking French. Is this as rude as it feels? What should we do about it? Or can we do anything.

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Language Barriers
by: Ms P Etiquette

Gaye,

It is generally considered poor etiquette to speak a language with someone in a group when others are not fluent. However, if everyone knows your relative is working with his children on their language skills, and he asks permission from others in the group, then it is fine. Otherwise, yes, it can be very rude depending upon the situation.


​Ms. Practical Etiquette​

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