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Do you think the French just call it onion dip?


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I got French onion soup in a restaurant on the top of Montmartre - the big hill in Paris - and it just said "Soupe à l'oignon" in the menu. I guessed correctly it was the French stuff.

I got French fries and they are "Frites."  The Belgians invented them as potatoes fried in the French way.  I guess the French didn't have to tell themselves all that.

But don't ask for Diet Coke - "diet" has some connection with sickness: it's "Coke Light." I kept saying "I want" (Je voudrais) in French "the Coke Light" (le Coke Light) and realized later I should have asked for "of the Coke Light," (du Coke Light), but everyone was so pleased I wasn't the Ugly American expecting everyone to speak English that I was never corrected, just thanked for speaking French.

I never had onion dip there.

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