Totally wrong, it turns out. I worked this out by experiment. Press the big button to flush the loo, then, immediately after it has finished, press the small. Nothing happens. This is because the loo has emptied the cistern and has nothing in reserve. But press the small button and then the big, and you get a second flush (because the cistern wasn't emptied by the first flush).
But I agree wholeheartedly: the design is nuts.
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