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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Dude, don't mock that, that was a gift.
    Who's mocking?

    Ok. I’m thankful for French film, French art, French literature, French fashion, French architecture, French cuisine, French philosophers, French scientists, French actresses (oooh la la!), the French guy who taught me English riding, the French guy who taught me French kissing, and for the most melodious language imaginable. (their music kinda sucks though, tbf)

    Also, America, thanks for French fries. Oh wait, that was Belgium.

    EDIT. Oh and thanks French Connection, for my avatar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Historically speaking, France is a byproduct of Paris. Paris is France. We're a highly centralized nation where Jacobinism is still prevalent.
    Does this apply to all of France do you think? Most of the time I've spent there has been in Normandy, where to be honest people didn't generally appear to give a stuff about what was going on in Paris, but I appreciate that may not have been terribly representative either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I guess my point is that if you can speak fluent French, I'm sure they're much less condescending.
    This is also common everywhere.

    Not saying this is what you were doing, but in general people don't typically like it when you visit their country and can't communicate with them. Some people in America can be pretty damn mean to Mexicans that can't speak english very well, those same people will go to France and shout at sales clerks in english (slowly) like they're talking to a slow person?! The barrier is language people. Just a bit of advice for certain people that travel to a foreign country and can't speak the language - shouting slowly in your native language isn't going to make what you're trying to say more clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    Who's mocking?

    Ok. I’m thankful for French film, French art, French literature, French fashion, French architecture, French cuisine, French philosophers, French scientists, French actresses (oooh la la!), the French guy who taught me English riding, the French guy who taught me French kissing, and for the most melodious language imaginable. (their music kinda sucks though, tbf)

    Also, America, thanks for French fries. Oh wait, that was Belgium.

    EDIT. Oh and thanks French Connection, for my avatar!
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    The French are not snobbish. Most "big" or formerly powerful European countries are snobbish and think they're better than the others, just as I notice most Americans believe their country is inherently better than others.

    Difference with France is that, for a long time, France and England were the only serious contenders for supreme power, so enjoyed equal arrogance. It just happened that England ended up with the biggest empire, and spread its language the furthest, and hence, its ideas and opinions of the French.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Historically speaking, France is a byproduct of Paris. Paris is France.
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    what's wrong with being a snob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberries View Post
    what's wrong with being a snob?
    It's just an odd trait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Must be nice. You still have his number?
    No. He thinks he's too good for me.
    And he's right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by proximo View Post
    Difference with France is that, for a long time, France and England were the only serious contenders for supreme power, so enjoyed equal arrogance. It just happened that England ended up with the biggest empire, and spread its language the furthest, and hence, its ideas and opinions of the French.
    So, truly, the world is bipolar: half think the French are snobs, the other half think the English are snobs.

    Wait, I thought Americans thought both were snobs, but French are snobs who are more likely to disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan Le Fay View Post
    No. He thinks he's too good for me.
    And he's right!
    That's actually very sad.
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