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    ^Is that why you're so fond of the cliché, Vic?

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    I dunno. What I see when I'm in either England or France, is alternating bouts of Anglomania/Francomania and Anglophobia/Francophobia. I think they love to hate, and hate to love each other.
    They love to hate our beef.
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    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Lol. Quiet Days in Cliché.

    Some Americans are very fond of France.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    ^Is that why you're so fond of the cliché, Vic?
    I remember student of English who was delighted when I told her she was speaking in English clichés. Wow, she said, I can finally speak in clichés.

    And the important thing is to know when we are speaking in clichés. And then we can use clichés for our own purposes.

    And as you point out, I am a walking cliché - easily recognisable, a little repetitive, leaping from one cliché to the next, always hoping for the bon mot that will take me just a little higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    It's called self-confidence, because they actually have a good deal to pat themselves on the back for.
    Not when the Germans are awake. They sure know how to get their asses kicked by the hun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curzon View Post
    Not when the Germans are awake. They sure know how to get their asses kicked by the hun.
    Don't mention the war!

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    I am a walking cliché
    You're more of a running idiom.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Gosh, the world looks so small from up here on my high horse of menstruation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    The American variety is called hubris, because they don't.
    Oh, and don't forget, everytime you people get your panties wet you need the Americans to come and clean them for you and chase those jerks away.

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    When I have to deal with French people at work, I'm aware of a lot of put-downs. For example, one Frenchman was being questioned in what was about to become the dining room for the trial team -- I came up to supervise dinner setup, and invited him to eat with us. Instead of "Thankis, I'd love to!" or "Thanks, but I've got other plans tonight," I got comments about how only children eat at this hour, and how it was unsophisticated, and what exactly did we call this meal (served at 7pm, too early for dinner). Then he stayed in the room and smiled behind his hand at everyone.

    There is a French waiter in a restaurant close by who thinks nothing of making comments or giving looks about certain things. I ate my entire dessert once, and when he p;icked up the dish, he made a point of staring at it and looking back at me.

    Yeah, in my experience, the French are rude and do not hesitate to tell you when they think you have not met their standards. The irony to me is that the worst thing you can do is make another person uncomfortable, so my serving dinner at an unsophisticated hour is nothing to someone commenting on it and embarassing me about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    Well they make much better wine than we do.
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curzon View Post
    Not when the Germans are awake. They sure know how to get their asses kicked by the hun.
    Oh, and that reminds me... they're also very good at packing Jews into cattle cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    Well they make much better wine than we do.
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    No.
    True, Ob is correct. A research was made to see who makes the best and US beat France 4 to 1.

    California specifically. Does California make wine? Are they famous for it?

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