The Telegraph article refers to different Friend Prototypes.
Hortense is a passive aggressive underminer.
Nathalie is the constant talker.
Charlotte is the drama queen.
Charlotte thinks we're all going to fail our exams. Charlotte thinks Monsieur Croque, our teacher of etiquette, is hot but cheesy and is going to teach us all the wrong stuff.
Recently, while on a school trip to the Musée du Message Biblique Marc-Chagall, I showed Danielle a drawing from my art potfolio. I asked her if she would like to have it as a gift. Her advice was that I should give up any ambitions to be an artist. She thinks I would make a good librarian, if my language skills improve.
Josette says that on Friday night she will drive me, in her Daddy's Bentley, to a cafe at the Cours Saleya. Of course she does not turn up. She's met someone else, some mec, putain or whatever.
Claudine makes us depressed with her tales of sickness and disaster. She feels that she is not well treated by Sister Constance, but she will not do anything about it. Sister Constance might like Claudine better if she stopped wearing a bra.