If a sailor knows French, look out!

Barbe is the word for things like beard and is used in others like shaving soap, which is savon à barbe.  Barbe is where barbant comes from in the reference to going to the barber being boring.  Then, naturally, coiffeur is their word for barber.

Here is, arguably, the most important French phrase: “Parlez-vous anglais?”  It means “do you speak English?” You’re welcome.