There is an old story about an Englishman in Pairs who got into a taxi and said that he wanted to go to Cunard office. The taxi driver did not understand English and gave him a perplexed look. "Cunard, Cunard", the passenger repeated! The driver still looked confused but drove away nonetheless. Eventually, the taxi pulled up next to a duck pond. The Englishman looked bewildered. "Canard, canard", the driver replied pointing at the ducks.