In Les Parent, Louis plays the role of the father. In one scene, Louis is helping his teenaged son with his homework, but his son is having trouble doing it.
Louis doesn’t see why his son doesn’t understand his homework because he thinks it’s below his son’s grade level. That’s when Louis gets frustrated. He tells his son that what they’re working on is du stock de troisième année.
Du stock here is informal French for “stuff.” This was Louis’ way of saying that his son’s homework is “Grade 3 stuff.” In other words, he thinks his son shouldn’t be having any trouble with his homework whatsoever!
[This entry was inspired by the character Louis in Les Parent, “Le retour,” season 1, episode 2, Radio-Canada, Montreal, 15 September 2008.]