You know those shoe protector sprays they try to sell you when you buy a new pair of boots but that you never want to buy because you’ve just spent a small fortune on the boots themselves?
As I was paying for new winter boots, the employee showed me one of the sprays. To convince me to buy it, she told me, “it can even last two winters.” Can you guess how she said that in French? Clue: She didn’t use the verb durer anywhere in there.
Here’s another clue: The verb she used is an informal one derived from an English word. We’ve in fact seen this verb a number of times already on OffQc. The English word it derives from contains the letters gh, which make an f sound.
Any idea? OK, OK, I’ll tell you the English word it derives from: tough. Can you guess now? Here’s what she said in French: ça peut même toffer deux hivers. And, yes, I bought the spray.