The other day I asked for a pan tumaca for breakfast and was met with an insolent stare by the short, half-bald elderly Spanish barista.
“Pan tumaca is catalan, here in Madrid we have pan con tomate (bread with tomato).”
“Pan con tomate, then.”
A quick lesson it was to me on the regionalism of Spain.
Though, of course, the guy wasn’t bad-natured, and as I went on to explain to my friend what he was saying to me he smiled and laughed and said that it wasn’t a big deal, just a common error that for some reason had spread far around the world.