Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Favorite Thanksgiving Exchange

We've celebrated three Thanksgivings in the past week; all have included the fervent hunt for cranberries. The typical conversation at the farmer's market is as follows:

Me: Hi. I'm looking for canneberge (Canadian French word for cranberries).
Farmer: Huh?
Me: Les airelles (lesser known French word).
Farmer: Huh?
Me: They're little red berries, very tart...
Farmer: Oh, you mean cranberries!

Totally bizarre.

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