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Quoting Philippe Caquant <[log in to unmask]>:


> Hmm, once I was a guide for an Australian girl in
> Paris, and I tried so hard to speak English all the
> time that, as I addressed a guy standing on a taxi
> file near Etoile, I talked to him in English too. Only
> after a while I realized that he was French, I was
> French, we were both standing in the middle of the
> capital of France, and there was absolutely no reason
> why we should not speak French together. And, true, if
> proved to be much easier when we went on in French.
>
> Perhaps your hostess was in the same situation.

It's of course possible she'd been speaking English recently, but I do know she
spoke Swedish with the girl before me in the line.

                                                   Andreas