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Marseille, France, early summer, a warm evening.

I am at a table outside a restaurant on the east of the harbour, facing inland.

I sit after my meal and watch the passers-by.

Suddenly, a vision in white appears. She has auburn hair, a great figure, accentuated by her white dress. Fitted at the top, a full skirt, flared to just above her knees. She walks like a dream, smiling. I cannot take my eyes off her.

She comes over to me! A smile. I love her fragrance, Yves St Laurent Y perfume!

‘Bonsoir, monsieur’ she says, ‘on se tutoie?’

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    Neville Hunt 7 months ago

    Sounds delicious! I assume it means ‘do we know each other?’ but maybe it’s me who doesn’t know 🥴

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    Neville Hunt 7 months ago

    ...indeed, I can’t wait to find out what she said! And is there a part 2...? 😁, or was it 😢

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    Neville Hunt 7 months ago

    ...or maybe it meant “On your tod lovie?” 😜

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    Richard Hunt 7 months ago

    There is no part 2 ...

    The invitation ‘on se tutoie’ has no simple translation in English, but it implies intimacy way beyond simple sex. It is saying ‘shall the two of us become intimately together?’ And implies sex as well - without being so crude.

    It is the expression used by Marguerite to The Prince of Wales ... who would have become King Edward VIII and which IS recorded ... Unlike the subsequent ‘elimination’ (murder) of Marguerite.

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