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2014-03-26 07:48:23 AM  
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2014-03-26 08:25:58 AM  
You can put me down with the 'who gives a shiat what the cheese eating surrender monkeys' thinks crowd.
 
2014-03-26 08:36:58 AM  
Sounds like constructive criticism to me.
 
2014-03-26 08:39:44 AM  
Sounds quite similar to what a lot of Americans think about Americans.
 
2014-03-26 09:01:55 AM  
Are they wrong?
 
2014-03-26 09:11:12 AM  

sithon: Are they wrong?


Not really.
 
2014-03-26 09:29:10 AM  

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I'd like to see one for more nations than just France and the US, that is pretty good!
 
2014-03-26 09:29:43 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: You can put me down with the 'who gives a shiat what the cheese eating surrender monkeys' thinks crowd.


Cheer up? It's not that bad.....

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2014-03-26 09:30:02 AM  

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The American dog should be obese as well.
 
2014-03-26 09:30:08 AM  
I don't think the majority of Americans know enough about the French to legitimately hate them, or vice versa.
 
2014-03-26 09:32:09 AM  
The French are a surprisingly insightful bunch of cowardly, snobbish assholes.
 
2014-03-26 09:34:04 AM  

H31N0US: I don't think the majority of Americans know enough about the French to legitimately hate them, or vice versa.


Ah know owl about them Frenchies!  We saved they're hiiiides in dubya dubya whatsis...
 
2014-03-26 09:35:21 AM  
At least we know what function soap and water perform, stinky Frenchies.
 
2014-03-26 09:35:41 AM  
I don't think the opinions of a group that eats snails and thinks Jerry Lewis is a comic genius really matter.

"We have hated the French for years. Now you have just joined the club. It makes you much more likable."-Simon Cowell
 
2014-03-26 09:35:43 AM  

H31N0US: I don't think the majority of Americans know enough about the French to legitimately hate them, or vice versa.


It quite obviously why the US started to dislike the French. The French overthrew the King and setup a Republic at which point the US Government and many of the founding fathers condemned it stating that you shouldn't overthrow your rulers.
 
2014-03-26 09:38:30 AM  
Because a lot of people of all nationalities will say "X thinks they're better than me" because they are truly concerned that those people are in fact better than them.  This ends for many people after adolescence, but there are some who carry these feelings of inferiority their whole life.  These people will often tell you "they don't care what you think about them" because they want you to think about them as the kind of person who doesn't care what you think.  If they truly didn't care, they would say nothing at all.

The average French person, living a suburban lifestyle, does not sit around biatching about Americans, just like the average, non-loser American doesn't biatch about the French.

In fact, the French like American western mythology so much that they've got a 328 location restaurant chain dedicated to it.

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2014-03-26 09:40:45 AM  
Done in one.
 
2014-03-26 09:42:30 AM  

Rapmaster2000: In fact, the French like American western mythology so much that they've got a 328 location restaurant chain dedicated to it.

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2014-03-26 09:46:15 AM  

Rapmaster2000: In fact, the French like American western mythology so much that they've got a 328 location restaurant chain dedicated to it.


Everyone in Europe seems to love American western mythology. The Germans eat it up, too. Hell, even the Russians satirized it.
 
2014-03-26 09:46:20 AM  
My point of view, as a French guy who used to live in the USA, on a few of those :

Why are Americans fat?
Considering I'm a fat fark, I can admit that there are French people that are fat, and they are more numerous each year. But by God, the USA is in a whole league altogether. We don't even play the same sport. A French company of 600 I worked for, had 1 morbidly obese employee. The 80-person company I worked for in the USA had 4 of them.

Why are Americans so uncultured?
There is an anticulturalism that exists in the USA that is less present in my country, but that does not mean that culture is something widely shared in France. Most of the people that declare Americans as uncultured, never read a book, and would not know where to place most countries in the world.

Why are the English jealous of the French?
I used to live in England too. No, the English are not jealous of the French. Were the hell does that come from ? Patriotism in England is at a level far above France

Why do the Irish emigrate?
It is said that, the French ask those questions because French youth are emigrating more and more in later years. Although this is true, it has to be said that emigration rate in France is still a lot lower than in the UK and Germany.
 
2014-03-26 09:50:27 AM  

pxlboy: Rapmaster2000: In fact, the French like American western mythology so much that they've got a 328 location restaurant chain dedicated to it.

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Seriously. I had no idea the French had any restaurant chains (I mean, I guess it should be obvious that they would, but I never gave it half a thought) - especially dedicated the US west. Fark, you have done your job for the day.
 
2014-03-26 09:51:30 AM  
Let's face it, most Americans are descended from scum.   My own ancestors were poor East European peasants, most of them illiterate.

Think about it.  If your ancestors were wealthy, had a profession, business, owned lots of land, or were members of the aristocracy, why would they leave that behind to come to the New World?   You'd risk having the playful natives chop off the top off your head with a tomahawk, be eaten by a bear, starve or freeze to death.   Would you leave your comfy castle for that?

Americans are the shiat from the British Isles, the shiat from Southern Italy, the shiat from Ireland, the shiat from Eastern Europe, the shiat from Africa, etc.  Today we are importing the shiat from South of the border by the millions.

America got lucky, in 1914 the Euros went insane and never really recovered, and Murica won by default.  Prior to that, America was a risible backwater.  Didn't last long, did it?  We are now headed straight back to being the Tarded States of Murica.  The only reason anyone still pays attention to us at all is because of all those nukes we've got pulled up in the corner there next to the AR-15s.
 
2014-03-26 09:56:07 AM  
"Obese and uncultured"

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Oooohhhh...them's fightin' words ya'll.
 
2014-03-26 10:01:07 AM  
Hard to argue.
 
2014-03-26 10:01:26 AM  
"Obese and uncultured?"  Well, they're not wrong...
 
2014-03-26 10:05:47 AM  
 Having spent some time in Paris and Nice, I can tell you that I did notice some rather odorous French people (certainly an unusually high percentage of people compared to America). I even met a few rude people. I didn't leave there thinking they all smelled and were rude. I am truly curious as to how they formed their opinion of Americans. Must be from our reality tv shows.
 
2014-03-26 10:06:59 AM  

Fissile: Americans are the shiat from the British Isles, the shiat from Southern Italy, the shiat from Ireland, the shiat from Eastern Europe, the shiat from Africa, etc.


Like any blatant troll there's always a nugget of truth to get people engaged.  It's more accurate to say the U.S. is built from Europe's unwanted, many of whom were greatly underrated in terms of capability due to economic caste systems.

But America also inherited something Europe purged for some not-so-unjustified reasons (tho in unjustified ways):  The freaks.  When America drafted its Constitution the very first change they made to it was freedom of religion.  Because America didn't just get the poor, the unwanted, the ignored, the overlooked, the persecuted, the discriminated.  This country also got every backwater creepy cult Europe was ashamed of; they fled here to escape religious persecution and did their creepy things in the privacy of their small rural towns.  Not that the corrupt and power-hungry Vatican was better for society, but America's religious history was fragmented, unregulated and at times just plain weird.  There's a reason why these people were driven from Europe, and it wasn't because they were well-spoken, gifted golly-gee paupers out to seduce a repressed debutante on a doomed ship.  Europe didn't want them because they were wack.

Unlike Congress and the idiots who vote for them, I wouldn't trade the First Amendment for anything, but the price we pay is a plague of anti-intellectual, dysfunctional, fragmented and bizarre God-fearing derps who shape our society to this day, what with doomsday cults in Texas, Mormons in Utah telling Californians who they can marry, and celebrities worshiping a sci-fi author.
 
2014-03-26 10:08:54 AM  
Don't care, send more clafoutis and coq a vin


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I wonder how the French aren't huge given the wonderful food they have.

//I know, they move more.
 
2014-03-26 10:11:49 AM  

Rapmaster2000: In fact, the French like American western mythology so much that they've got a 328 location restaurant chain dedicated to it.


And the food there is atrocious.

Honestly, the French don't like the US government, but they usually love American culture. There is a whole part of the population that is devoted to country music, albeit a Disneyworld version with cowboy hats and square dancing.
 
2014-03-26 10:12:44 AM  
And the French are smelly chain-smoking pussies, so at least they got that going for them.
/Choke on a baguette, Pierre
 
2014-03-26 10:14:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: American western mythology


You know, I hadn't ever really thought of it like that in awhile - I had just been thinking of the period as historical.
 
2014-03-26 10:16:07 AM  

p the boiler: Seriously. I had no idea the French had any restaurant chains


Chez Clément
Indiana Grill
Quick
Bonne Journée
Pomme de Pain
Paul
Autogrill
Il Naturale
All kinds of sushi chains
Leon de Bruxelles
That sit-down burger chain whose name escapes me right now

/just a few that I can think of
//may not be "French" but are in France
 
2014-03-26 10:17:51 AM  

H31N0US: I don't think the majority of Americans know enough about the French to legitimately hate them, or vice versa.


It can be difficult to hate anyone you know well.  That's the point.
 
2014-03-26 10:18:32 AM  

H31N0US: I don't think the majority of Americans know enough about the French to legitimately hate them, or vice versa.


There quite possibly wouldn't be an America if it weren't for the aid of the French during the War of Independence.  Americans disrespect them because they didn't fight to the death against the Germans in WWII (although they certainly did in WWI), and because they declined to join the War on Terror.  Somehow this invalidates the hundreds of years of military excellence that France has boasted *and* the alliance against the English.

Ungrateful bastards.
 
2014-03-26 10:19:18 AM  

padraig: Rapmaster2000: In fact, the French like American western mythology so much that they've got a 328 location restaurant chain dedicated to it.

And the food there is atrocious.

Honestly, the French don't like the US government, but they usually love American culture. There is a whole part of the population that is devoted to country music, albeit a Disneyworld version with cowboy hats and square dancing.


I've never been, but I assumed it was like any chain restaurant though in this case I find the campy atmosphere combined with somewhat strange menu pairings to be charming in its effort.  Inside, the place looks like Bob Evans crossed with a brothel.  And who doesn't want chicken wings, a steak, and fries?
 
2014-03-26 10:19:32 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: That sit-down burger chain whose name escapes me right now


Hippopotamus!

Driving me crazy. Had to go to Google street view and find the one that was close to my apartment.
 
2014-03-26 10:20:42 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: You can put me down with the 'who gives a shiat what the cheese eating surrender monkeys' thinks crowd.


And what about that airline food? What's up with that?
 
2014-03-26 10:23:39 AM  

dragonchild: When America drafted its Constitution the very first change they made to it was freedom of religion.


It's not so much freedom of religion as it is freedom of having religion imposed on you.  The founding fathers had their fill of the Vatican, the Church of England, and the various mental religious cults.  Seperation of church and state is what they were talking about.  Unfortunately, were are right back to where we were in 1692......Witch Trials 2.0.
 
2014-03-26 10:24:14 AM  

meat0918: Don't care, send more clafoutis and coq a vin


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I wonder how the French aren't huge given the wonderful food they have.

//I know, they move more.


And smaller portions.
 
2014-03-26 10:25:43 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: p the boiler: Seriously. I had no idea the French had any restaurant chains

Chez Clément
Indiana Grill
Quick
Bonne Journée
Pomme de Pain
Paul
Autogrill
Il Naturale
All kinds of sushi chains
Leon de Bruxelles
That sit-down burger chain whose name escapes me right now

/just a few that I can think of
//may not be "French" but are in France


As a Hoosier, I had to look up Indiana Grill (it actually is Indiana Cafe - or at least that's the chain I found).  It's Tex-Mex.  Indiana Tex-Mex.  My mind is blown.

After a few weeks in Spain last fall I was dying for a burrito.  I found one at La Florida.  I probably shouldn't mock because many Americans I know assumed that I ate tacos and burritos all over Spain because that's what the Spanish eat, just like in Mexico.
 
2014-03-26 10:33:56 AM  
French Fried Fark
 
2014-03-26 10:37:10 AM  

Pattuq: There quite possibly wouldn't be an America if it weren't for the aid of the French during the War of Independence. Americans disrespect them because they didn't fight to the death against the Germans in WWII (although they certainly did in WWI), and because they declined to join the War on Terror. Somehow this invalidates the hundreds of years of military excellence that France has boasted *and* the alliance against the English.


France had a run from WWI through Vietnam where they kept dragging the US into their international conflicts and weren't exactly covering themselves in glory.
 
2014-03-26 10:40:06 AM  

Fissile: America got lucky, in 1914 the Euros went insane and never really recovered, and Murica won by default. Prior to that, America was a risible backwater.


The US was recognized as a world power in the various multinational treaties and armistices by 1900 at the latest. France and England mostly kept out of the Civil War because they were becoming vary alarmed at how mechanized the US military was and weren't confident that they'd be able to defeat even just the northern States after the close of the civil war.

So the US has been a power since 1863 or so.
 
2014-03-26 10:42:37 AM  

Pattuq: and because they declined to join the War on Terror ill-advised war on Iraq.


ftfy. The French were in Afghanistan. Most nations with any sense declined to participate in the "they tried to kill mah daddy" war.
 
2014-03-26 10:43:15 AM  

CheekyMonkey: The French are a surprisingly insightful bunch of cowardly, snobbish assholes.


It's the contemptible ignorance that Americans are proud to put on display that makes people all over the world hate Americans.  Cowardly?  Had it not been for the French, I doubt there would be a Murica today...certainly not as an independent country.

As for being "surrender monkeys" had you seen the German Army of 1940 you'd have crapped yourself.  By the time the US Army went to bat against the Germans, Team Nazi had been half beaten half to death behind the dugout by the Red Star Team.
 
2014-03-26 10:48:37 AM  

Fissile: Let's face it, most Americans are descended from scum.   My own ancestors were poor East European peasants, most of them illiterate.


I certainly am. My ancestors were renowned henchmen for the local Scott aristocracy, and were pretty much wiped out after being betrayed by a neighboring clan. The surviving males-of-age were shipped over to the US on prison ships and dumped in Virginia.

Damn campbells. We're still pissed about it.
 
2014-03-26 10:50:13 AM  

This text is now purple: Fissile: America got lucky, in 1914 the Euros went insane and never really recovered, and Murica won by default. Prior to that, America was a risible backwater.

The US was recognized as a world power in the various multinational treaties and armistices by 1900 at the latest. France and England mostly kept out of the Civil War because they were becoming vary alarmed at how mechanized the US military was and weren't confident that they'd be able to defeat even just the northern States after the close of the civil war.

So the US has been a power since 1863 or so.


Mechanized?  Except for trains and a few steam powered iron-clads, there wasn't much mechanization.    The North did employ some metallic cartridge firearms, including a few Gatling guns, but otherwise the Union and Confederate Armies weren't all that far ahead of the average Euro army.
 
2014-03-26 10:51:31 AM  

Fissile: It's not so much freedom of religion as it is freedom of having religion imposed on you. The founding fathers had their fill of the Vatican, the Church of England, and the various mental religious cults. Seperation of church and state is what they were talking about.


They were wealthy landowners protecting their interests, no doubt.  But they were also egalitarian; they had none of this "rules for us and rules for them" because they'd been farked over by that before as well.  The crazies reaped the benefits.
 
2014-03-26 10:52:03 AM  

This text is now purple: Everyone in Europe seems to love American western mythology. The Germans eat it up, too. Hell, even the Russians satirized it.


I work with a lot of Chinese Nationals right now.  Unfailingly the ones I become friendly with will ask to see my guns.  When informed that I don't have guns they're always pretty surprised.

It might have something to do with the fact that I have a pair of flashy Luchesse Cowboy Boots I like to wear instead of dress shoes (Black Cherry Iguana Leather) but that's a recent development and the guns thing goes back years.
 
2014-03-26 10:59:58 AM  

Super_pope: This text is now purple: Everyone in Europe seems to love American western mythology. The Germans eat it up, too. Hell, even the Russians satirized it.

I work with a lot of Chinese Nationals right now.  Unfailingly the ones I become friendly with will ask to see my guns.  When informed that I don't have guns they're always pretty surprised.

It might have something to do with the fact that I have a pair of flashy Luchesse Cowboy Boots I like to wear instead of dress shoes (Black Cherry Iguana Leather) but that's a recent development and the guns thing goes back years.


When my wife's cousin visited from Italy he filled up his FB feed with pictures of him holding my guns, us drinking Jack Daniels, and a full slab of ribs that he ordered.
 
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