Wools, your link had me smiling and nodding in agreement because, only a couple of weeks ago, I had a real-life demonstration of this use of non
I was in the local x ray place trying to book a RV. Admittedly, my request was not straightforward as I needed it within a couple of working days and I wanted a specified radiologist.
As in the article, the réceptioniste said Non, pas possible, almost before I could finish my question.
After a pause, I asked, can you then please suggest an X ray place near here where I could go? Just as in the article, this was clearly not a question that could be answered with a yes or no! She ostentatiously and noisily riffled through some pages on the appointment book and then said, can you come on Monday morning?
Given that it was already Thursday, I considered that to be quite a satisfactory outcome
Sovereignty: the right to eat cholorinated chicken.
from The Little Book of Brexit Bo ll oc ks