Let's face it--every country and culture is a bit quirky. We might trick ourselves into believing that we're normal and everyone else is strange, but it's all a matter of perspective. I firmly believe it's important to keep an open mind when encountering pieces of life different from our own. Regardless, I do still find a lot to puzzle, frustrate, and delight me in the French culture. Check out these posts for some fun and crazy Frenchisms and culture shocks.
A Fascinating Tale (see the section on Fall)
Lighting up the City
Why I Will Never Live on the Riviera
Among the Dead