#growingupfrench "You're French ?" "yes." "oh I love Paris" but not every French person lives in Paris lmao— elodie ✨ (@fluffyjmo) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench when you live somewhere else than paris but nobody knew there were other cities in france
— nastasia (@klainerhapsody) July 15, 2015
"Where are you from ? -France -From Paris or from Cannes?" #GrowingUpFrench— GET WEIRD (@angelftlouis) July 16, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench hearing people say "I wanna go to Paris it's so romantic" but all you can think about is how dirty the streets are— solène (@NormanisBuddy) July 15, 2015
"Where are u from ?" "Paris" "Oh the city of love" "More like the city of pigeon" #growingupfrench— Opia (@vogueries) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench having to prove that no, you don't eat snails and frogs— inac (@withxran) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench baguettes and croissant are a part of everyday meals SNAILS AND FROGS ARE NOT PART OF IT— JustOneMentalista (@JMentalista) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench " oh i love the fromage " " how the fuck can you eat snails" " wine wine it's all about the wine isn't it" " BOWNJOUWR"— cat baelish (@AmyRickman) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench "so like.. You're rude right? Do you eat snails? Like can you speak French? Have you ever seen the Eiffel Tower?"— ♈️Maelis♈️ (@Maelis26269336) July 15, 2015
Having to pronounce your last name different in america for anyone to understand what you are saying #GrowingUpfrench— Andrea (@AndreaGagnon24) July 15, 2015
"Brian is in the kitchen." "Jenny is hovering the carpet." How to learn english in French schools... #GrowingUpFrench— Killian is my anchor (@HooksPatronus) July 16, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench sounding like a dying cat whenever we speak English— ines (@devonnebyariana) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench & hearing everytime that you try to speak English with strangers "oh your accent is so funny!". So is your French one, dude— Fluffy Sarah (@MysteryWriter_) July 15, 2015
Some mentioned that growing up French was all getting used to the country's customs, such as French people's penchant for a good strike or their customary cheek kisses when greeting one another.
#GrowingUpFrench feeling super awkward when you go for the wrong amount of peck per cheek in different regions— 북극곰2.0 (@daaaailyblossom) July 16, 2015
Elsewhere, food, glorious food was one of the hottest conversation topics on Twitter. And it's no surprise, French cuisine is a some of the most well known in the world and a key ingredient in French life.
#GrowingUpFrench when you know what the war between "pain au chocolat" and "chocolatine" is— Alyssa (@proud2Bcraycray) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench Trying to see where the goddam figurine is in the galette des rois so you can be the King/Queen
#growingupfrench je n'aime pas escargots— Meghan (@_meghaannx3) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench You taste champagne around the age of 2, cause that's how we do it
And lastly, among the thousands of tweets with the #GrowingUpFrench hashtag, some just picked on random elements of their upbringing to share with the world. Here's a selection.
#GrowingUpFrench every time you make a complaint you hear "c'est la vie"— Camlet (@CambaWalker) July 15, 2015
YOU SHOULD HAVE GROWN UP FRENCH JUST TO EXPERIMENT THE WAR OF VACATION ZONES EVERY YEAR the worst french war ever #GrowingUpFrench— rictusempra (@Shurlx) July 15, 2015
#GrowingUpFrench we don't have prom night but hey we can bring food on the last day and we can sit on the tables— Sondos. (@sondoverdose) July 15, 2015
By Thursday afternoon the hashtag showed no signs of slowing down, as more and more French people joined in the English speakers. Click here to see the best tweets of the day, and here for the live stream as they come in.