I'm not saying words used in everyday English but if a word is a word I only know in French or learned in French first it just comes out that way.
An example that comes up a lot in restaurants is food. Duck Confit or Confit du Canard. In the U. S. I order as Duck Confit as it is listed on the menu but I naturally pronounce "confit" as it were in French and I get eye rolls. I'm not calling to dish by its French name it pronouncing 'menu' as it would be in French.
Spanish speakers don't have this problem. I'm not a French national but I speak the language well and lived in Paris in my twenties so it just comes out this way. People who know this don't bat an eye lash but others that don't take offense.
Oh, also to make it even better I use my hands when I speak French?
As every French speaker does but Americans hate this!
In English we are taught to sit on our hands while speaking. In French it is natural and hard to get the point across sometimes without hands. I've practiced speaking French with Canadians sitting on my hands to not stand out.
I'm not American. I live in the US, coming from Spain, and I do know some French and how to pronounce certain things because my father worked in Marseille for some time and knows French, and he worked at a restaurant so I would pronounce Confit du Canard just how a French person would (but with accent). This doesn't happen just in America or UK, or just with French. In Spain people sometimes thought I was pretentious when I pronounced English words with an English accent, just cause I studied for 10 years in a British school. People just think you're trying to look more educated or better than them. It's usually insecure people, so I don't give a shit.
I can't say I have ever seen this problem the only thing I can think off is the waiting staff think it is an English speaker putting on airs and graces plus french is probably the stuffiest cuisine for pretension. They don't realise you only know as a french word.
Don't even get me started on how people would give you weird looks when you know how to pronounce "Les Misérables" correctly lmao. It's because they're hella pressed over the fact that you know multiple languages (or at the very least know how to pronounce things correctly in other languages) while they don't. Makes them feel inferior :D
Everyone who knows me knows that I'm part French and speak the language well, so if I mispronounced it, I'd get the funny look. Everyone associates French with snobbery because French people are usually snobby lol.
People think that? Strange. I'd figure that if you know how to say it right, say it right. I mean, if you make a point of correcting people -or sound like you do, I understand how that can get old, but just in everyday conversation?