Cultural Differences

Now I Will Punch You

“This onesie has backwards feet.”

“No, it doesn’t.”

“It does, look at it.”

“Is that one of the french onesies?”

“Do french babies have their feet on backwards?”


“I work with french people. Their feet are on the right way. They walk around and everything, I’ve seen them.”

“French baby clothes are buttoned in the back, not down the front. She’s wearing it backwards.”

“That’s craziness. Why would you do that?”

“It’s cute? The person who gave us that outfit said they couldn’t deal with it at three o’clock in the morning.”

“I can see that, I’d hate to find out that Maya’s feet were on backwards at three in the morning.”

“The baby’s feet aren’t on backwards. It’s the outfit.”

“At three A.M., how would I know for sure?”

“Just… just shut up and put her into it right.”


  1. Mike Richters
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    I hate to nitpick, but — oh, wait, that’s not true, I love to nitpick — “onesies” don’t have feet at all. You’re thinking of a “sleeper” (or “blanket sleeper”, or various other names).


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  2. mhoye
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Your nitpickery does not diminish my funny in the least.

  3. Mike Richters
    Posted August 16, 2009 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    No, it does not.

    And at least one French Canadian I know with a three-year-old refers to the garment in question with the term “pyjama a pattes”.

    Not that you care about that.

  4. bella anti matter
    Posted September 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm | Permalink