No because i can speak fluent French at any moment you want (so i have not a friend speaking for me) and Dave doesn't speak French. Do you mean Dave doesn't exist? I met her girlfriend but not him. So may be it is the same person?
Ernest, I know you and Dave aren't the same person. (I think.) I'm just trying to show you how easy it is for someone to be accused of being a fake, and how hard it is for you to prove you are not. Just so we are clear on that. I wouldn't want you to get irritated by this line of questioning. So. *** In the 1/2 hour or so that I met Dave for, I did not hear him speak french, but that doesn't mean that he doesnt. Your point proves nothing. He could very well speak french, and quite possibly still be you. Even if I went up to him on the street and demanded to know if he spoke French, all he'd have to do is say "no". I might catch him eventually, but he could always say that since I asked him about it he has been taking lessons. I don't speak french, so I wouldnt know the difference between good french and bad french if I just casually overheard it. I did not mean that Dave does not exist, I meant that you ARE Dave. Either you made Dave up, or Dave made you up. Maybe YOU don't exist. Maybe NIETHER of you really exist, and you are somebody else completely. Maybe 'Dave' was the pseudonym you made up specifically to meet J and I. And Ernest is the name you made up to meet someone else in France. You could be a billionaire tycoon with a private jet laughing at all of us poor bastards. In fact, now that I think about it, 'Dave' could have been some actor or something you paid to dress up and meet us. You were probably sitting across the room at the bar doing a crossword puzzle, sipping a Heineken or something. I would like to see you prove that you aren't in fact Lakshmi Mittal.