My friend Dori left a comment on my last post (entitled "Je suis finis!!!").
She said, "hmm, perhaps you would rather be "J'ai Fini" otherwise you won't be around to write another paper:)"
At supper, I asked the resident bilingual, "What does 'J'ai Fini' mean?"
"It means you are finished what you are doing," she said.
"And what does 'Je suis finis' mean?"
With a pause and a funny look, "It means you're...dead."