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(Business Insider)   How to piss off a French person, besides calling them a "cheese eating surrender monkey"   (businessinsider.com) divider line 22
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2014-02-07 05:35:21 PM  
4 votes:
I've heard that gripe about Parisians from numerous French persons. I just smile and comfort them by telling them we Americans know exactly what they mean and we have those sorts of people here, too. In New York City.
2014-02-07 06:22:11 PM  
3 votes:
Yuck it up, Americans. You'd still be a colony if it wasn't for the French.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_in_the_American_Revolutionary_Wa r
2014-02-07 05:29:46 PM  
3 votes:
FTFA:

Practice your poor language skills with us.


Well f*ck you too, Pierre.  You pretty much summed up part of the reason why I'm going to visit Prague instead of Paris this spring.
2014-02-07 04:05:47 PM  
3 votes:

jylcat: Well that was terrible.


Seriously.  Apparently not only are the French easy to piss off, they're not especially engaging writers either.
2014-02-07 03:58:27 PM  
3 votes:
Well that was terrible.
2014-02-07 05:44:17 PM  
2 votes:

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Well, that was a pretty obnoxious article.



Some parts made sense.....yes, it is rude to ask if somebody's father has a mistress.

But ripping on people who give you respect by at least TRYING to speak the language?  Come on, lady!
2014-02-07 09:48:43 PM  
1 votes:

FizixJunkee: The_Sponge: Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: Well, that was a pretty obnoxious article.


Some parts made sense.....yes, it is rude to ask if somebody's father has a mistress.

But ripping on people who give you respect by at least TRYING to speak the language?  Come on, lady!


I imagine it's a lot like with the Danes: they all speak better English than you speak their language (unless you're truly fluent), and they're too impatient to try and understand what the fark you're attempting to say.

/speaks French
//and some Danish


A lot of Danes speak better English than most Americans.
2014-02-07 07:20:18 PM  
1 votes:
During WWII, when Hitler's tanks rolled into Poland, polish countryfolk came out to face them with whatever they had on hand. Pitchforks, shovels, anything they could grab. And because of this, people say that Poles are stupid.

Faced with a long land border with Germany, the French found themselves under a tidal waver of German armor, and they capitulated. Because of this, people say the French are cowards.

But nobody says the Poles are brave, or that the French were smart. You can't win.
2014-02-07 06:54:08 PM  
1 votes:
At least the article makes it easier to understand why people don't like the French.
2014-02-07 06:34:32 PM  
1 votes:

gweilo8888: Yuck it up, Americans. You'd still be a colony if it wasn't for the French.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France_in_the_American_Revolutionary_Wa r


Yeah, that was the French monarchy.  That government ceased to exist a few years later.  The only thing we've ever gotten from the multiple French Republics are requests for help.
2014-02-07 06:08:04 PM  
1 votes:
People can get upset about the smallest things way too easily. Chill out and enjoy your journey around the sun while you can.
2014-02-07 05:49:16 PM  
1 votes:
Be a Muslim.

cdn.theguardian.tv
2014-02-07 05:49:13 PM  
1 votes:
I found out right away that it is true if you enter a shop in France and don't say Bonjour, they will not help you. On the good side, that also means they will not bother you like pushy salespeople in the US. So you can just browse around until you play nice and say hello.

Actually in the few countries I've been to, a hello in the native language does make things easier. Not perfect, but I got by and my foreign language skills are miserable. Got by in France, Germany and CZ.
2014-02-07 05:48:47 PM  
1 votes:

Darth_Lukecash: The French have the best military record in terms of fighting. Even in World War II the bravery of the men and women in the resistance is legendary.


The famed French Resistence was mostly made up of Eastern European Jews.
2014-02-07 05:45:05 PM  
1 votes:
The French have the best military record in terms of fighting. Even in World War II the bravery of the men and women in the resistance is legendary.

However what pissed many allied soldier off was how eager the collaborators embraced Nazis culture.
2014-02-07 05:43:23 PM  
1 votes:
Oh look, made up sh*t that never happened.
2014-02-07 05:41:44 PM  
1 votes:
olivierschmitt.files.wordpress.com
2014-02-07 05:41:39 PM  
1 votes:
Well, that was a pretty obnoxious article.
2014-02-07 05:36:16 PM  
1 votes:
By  Morgane Croissant? Really?
2014-02-07 04:39:24 PM  
1 votes:
The gaul of those people.
2014-02-07 04:17:36 PM  
1 votes:
Dieu bénit le monde avec la France, mais il maudit avec Paris.
2014-02-07 03:57:34 PM  
1 votes:
Pretty easy to piss off the French.
It isn't hard to do.
All you need do it speak French better.
Cook better.
Smell better.
And be humane.
 
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