random reason really. my parents thought putting me in a saturday german school during grade 7 was a good idea so when I got to highschool for grade 8 I heard the french teacher was mean and since I'd already started German I took that. Can't speak that either though. I believe languages should be learned by speaking, not out of a textbook until you can speak them decently. I'm sure French would have made more sense, seeing as I do live in Canada and although I am almost completely Dutch, I have a little tiny bit of french in my background and my girlfriend is part french. She can't speak it really, but her grandmother can very well.