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April 27, 2007
the french hate themselves even more than we do
...I knew it.
15 years ago
I think there may be a misinterpretation of the results. The French hate themselves the least, compared against all other countries. Their self-loathing is lesser than their loathing of everybody else.
And I could make a cheap joke about the Germans liking France so much that they keep returning: in 1870, 1914, 1940 -- but I would never be so crass.
But maybe their self-hatred is understandable -- the French have to live with the French, while the rest of us only have to deal with them for the duration of a visit. To quote my expat French prof: "France would be perfect if there weren't all those French people there." Which is probably an example of this self-loathing...
Thursday's poll said 74 percent of Americans said whoever wins the second round of France's presidential election on May 6 should try to improve relations with the United States.
Why doesn't anybody love USSSSSS any more!
3 guesses Americans want everyone to like them, even if they act like the world's biggest brats.
I wonder how ol' Smilin' Bob "Freedom Fries" Ney is doing?
Chacun à son goût.
I'm not sure what's meant by "French". Parisians? North Easterners? Les citoyens des grands villes? The people in the South West love being South Westerners, and I for one would not argue with them.
Who is this "we"? I don't hate the French. I had a fab time when I went there.
Ah yes... But let's not forget there is this current spate of American French bashing. They wouldn't go along with the neo-cons' little adventure in Mesopotamia. And guess what? They were right. And for that we can't forgive them. Damn French.
"We", indeed! Pffft.
Crap. "why there is". Sorry.
I like the French just fine. they are not at all too high a price to pay to spend some time in their lovely cheese & wine filled nation :D
MonkeyFilter: cheese & wine filled
I am grateful to France for enthusiastically
my ancestors to visit other lands.
What was the question they were asked? Do you like yourself? Do you like other French people? Do you like France? Do you like France's actions on the international stage? I am not sure which joke to use until I know what question they were responding to.
I see Merka, I see France I see rufflebutt underpaunts.
Et je te le dis Je n'irai pas plus loin Mais je te préviens J'irai pas à Paris D'ailleurs j'ai horreur De tous les flons flons De la valse musette Et de l'accordéeon
The French hate the politics of the America of today, but they are still madly in love with American pop culture. The Euro soaring, several Frenchmen and women to me have expressed a desire to go touristing in the US
à partir du janvier 2009
I see rufflebutt underpaunts.
linky pls kthxbye
MonkeyFilter: De tous les flons flons
Johnny-come-lately Yank Frog-bashing. You need Crécy and Agincourt as your baseline. Or Hastings, but that kind of throws the narrative.
And they were in league with the Micks in 1798 and the Jocks before that! The more I think about them, the more I am becoming a spittle-flecked florid Telegraph letter-writer.
I don't necessarily hate the french... it's just fun to make fun.
Why are Parisian streets lined with trees? Because the Germans like marching in the shade.
How many Americans does it take to buy a gallon of gas?
250,000 to seize it and one to pump it.
How many Americans does it take to prosecute a sex crime?
535--435 in the House, 100 in the Senate.
Why do American wars always come in twos?
The first one creates terrorists and the second one does too.
I'm ok with french.
Hey! Hasn't anyone done a poll on how many Americans hate the U.S.? I want to know whether we can beat that measly 44 percent figure, which could very well represent the citizens who agreed with the statement "things were better when Piaf was on the radio and you could smoke anywhere you liked." Also, all those people who think that "Paris should be even more distant with Washington" ought to be prepared to help with the move. The City of Light isn't going to move itself, just so's you know.
"We offered kindly to donate them Calais And all they gave us back was the bidet And now they won't let us go on holiday, That's why I hate the French, oh, That's why I hate the French They all wear berets and they're all called Jacques, They even steal from us the words they lack Le weekend, Le camping and cul de sac That's why I hate the French, oh, That's why I hate the French. They claim their films are the best we've ever had Well I suppose 'Emmannuelle' wasn't bad All their songs sound more or less the same La la la la la la la la.........je t'aime Charles Aznavour is always so depressed Wouldn't you be if 'oui oui' meant yes? Sacha Distel has raindrops falling on his head I wonder if Jean Paul Sartre knows he is dead? What I resent is that they're so good in bed! That's why I hate the French, oh, That's why I hate the French. They bake their bread in such a naughty shape They brag about their wine and worship the grape They criticise our food but then they eat crêpes That's why I hate the French, oh, That's why I hate the French. And now they started coming here in droves French cigarettes, French letters and French clothes For breakfast they have croissants or French toast And there's always some French letters in the post I'm sick and tired of eating all this Brie A day trip to Boulougne is fine by me But I'll be buggered if I go to gay Paree. They're pretty cocky 'bout their games in the dark They think with girls, they light a special spark But look what the bastards did to Joan of Arc! That's why I hate the French, oh, that's why I hate the French!"
French = with tongues. I like French.
Mais c'est si profond, monsieur.