I find it both amusing and educational whenever I hear something wrong in French (this happens…souvent), so I thought it might be entertaining for folks to share these little gaffes (or to have a good laugh at mine!).
Yesterday while driving, I had on a French news/opinion podcast (Les Informés, franceinfo) and the speakers kept using the phrase tapis fort. Strong carpet? Huh? I tried to think of alternatives but couldn’t - they more they kept saying it, the more my brain locked on tapis fort!
A few hours later I was able to do some detective work and found they were saying… taper fort, to “hit hard”. That makes a lot more sense than strong carpet!!