When a friend of mine asked why so many contractors worked in Dubai, I replied by saying (approximately):
À Dubai, on a plus d'argent.
Meaning to say that one can earn more money in Dubai. I pronounced the "plus" in this phrase: /ply/ (rhymes with "stew" in English). My friend looked puzzled and after a while said:
Tu veux dire, on a plus d'argent!
At least, that's what it sounded like to me. Except he pronounced the 's' in "plus": /plys/ (rhymes with "juice" in English).
I thought the sounding of the 's' was optional. Clearly I'm wrong! :) Can someone please explain the difference between /ply/ and /plys/?