Culture clash and learning the basics

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Culture clash and learning the basics

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I went into a newish bakers in Saint Amand, he is second or third generation French.
I ordered one baguette and went to pick a couple of his hand made Moroccan cakes.
Returned to the till where there were three baguettes in the bag.
I do get my un or une mixed up but never has it been mistaken for trois ;)
Anyway we never have more than one baguette a day.
I did not feel like saying I just asked for one it would have been different if I was buying something more expensive.
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Yep!

You've lost me with your title of "Culture clash and learning the basics" :?: .

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He is Morrocan/ French I'm Scottish and there was confusion over un or trois baguettes. :innocent:
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Normally the Franco/Scottish confusion with numbers is twa and trois. I still occasionally make that error mentally.

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Look on the positive side, you'll have a couple of spare hammers for tomorrow's work.
Ally wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Normally the Franco/Scottish confusion with numbers is twa and trois. I still occasionally make that error mentally.
Oh yes, that one happens regularly. :roll:

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My favourite is to hear English speakers ask for a beer in the bar and they get a Byrrh!
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I think it's called 'up selling' in the retail world ;)

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