Sunday, February 21, 2010

International Name-Calling

Typical Irish Exit Sign
Tonight when a group of us, three couples, left a welcome party to head home, Maxime, the parisian mentioned one of the girls left without saying goodbye. I quickly said that she had pulled an Irish Exit. Nicole, the Brazilian, said she had pulled a French Exit.

We all laughed when each of us called it something else. Nicholas then mentioned how in the US we call splitting the bill Going Dutch but in Colombia it is called Going American. Yann and Maxime said that in France they call it Going English. We looked at the Brazilian couple to find out what they call it there and they just shrugged and said, it is normal. Maybe we all should start calling it Going Brazilian :)

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