Culture is unusual. People in other countries might look the same, but they do things you wouldn’t expect. Like a stop sign I saw with ARRET on it, but with a little hat on the “e”.
I asked Camden, the neighborhood Google.
“History,” he said. “They started dropping the “s” from words and put a hat there so you’d know. It’s like ‘arrest’. When the cops arrest you, they stop you.”
That was true.
Still, when I was caught robbing a bank in Paris a year later, I was disappointed no one shouted, “You’re under arrêt!”
Unûual, I tell you.