You may have heard this expression while shopping or going to the grocery store in Bordeaux. Of course “une poche” is a part of a piece of clothing where you can put things in or even your hands when you want to be lazy. But here in Bordeaux what we call “une poche” is an object we use to transport things, instead of having them in our hands. It is usually made of plastic even though now you can find them made of cart or even of fabric. What is this expression from Bordeaux : “Une poche” ?

You still do not know what it is ? I am sure you will recognize the picture :

 

What is this expression from Bordeaux : “Une poche” ?

So yes for you this object is a bag (“un sac”), but here in Bordeaux we call it “une poche”, like a pocket. It is also used in other places and cities in the south west of France like in Toulouse for instance. It comes from the word “pòcha” (that we pronounce “pocho”) that means pocket but also plastic bag in Occitan, which is the original language of this part of France. What is this expression from Bordeaux : “Une poche” ?