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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Britons think French deserve their 'negative stereotype': poll
    Oct 31

    Eighty-six percent of people in Britain aged 18 to 30 think the French deserve "a popular negative stereotype," suggests an opinion poll conducted for an Anglo-French art show in London.

    That compares to 27 percent of like-aged people in France who felt the British held a negative stereotype of their nation, according to the survey.

    The informal poll of 500 people in London, and as many in Paris, was commissioned by the organisers of an Entente Cordiale art show that opened in west London over the weekend. No margin of error was disclosed.

    "British people should face up to the fact that they have an enormous problem when it comes to the French," said exhibition organiser Richard Kaye, a Brition resident in France.

    "The British will make jokes about the French which would, if made to the detriment of other national or ethnic groups, be considered extremely racist and dangerous."
     

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  2. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    I'd love to know how many of those polled had actually spent any time in France interacting with actual French people. Most British people go to France and then hang out in UK enclaves doing their best to pretend it's the UK only with better weather and food. Lame.
     
  3. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    i think the brits are right on, the frenchies DO suck...

    and yes i have travled over there so don't even bother askng about that.
     
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  4. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    The few Frenchies I've met in person have all been cool. My dad worked with a bunch of them and every Xmas they would send us a case of wine. Of course our white bread ethics didn't allow alcohol in the house so the wine was regifted to others.
     
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  5. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Um I think it might be you....
     
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  6. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    mmmmmmkayyyy, mmmmmMike
     
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  7. fluff

    fluff Monkey Turbo

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    I've been to France many times - great country, cool people (excepting some of the Parisiens, but then plenty of Londoners are tossers too).

    Most Francophobe Brits are, as Changleen surmises, simply ignorant (in my experience). It's called prejudice for a reason.
     
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  8. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Wasn't the whole Anglo-French thing resolved at the Battle of Waterloo anyway???
     
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  9. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Now Quebec french guys on the other hand. Jerks.

    [kevin macdonald voice]EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM[/kmcdv]
     
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  10. fluff

    fluff Monkey Turbo

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    It is rather amusing that the Channel-Tunnel trains terminate at Waterloo station in London.

    We shoudl have built a new terminal and called it Agincourt.