Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Looks like we aren't the only ones that hate the french... those bastards

In a published survey, Europeans express why and how much they hate the french. Just to keep the record straight. I loathe the french. Seriously. All this oil-for-food (watch the video reports) scandal confirms it. However, I lurve a good bottle of red Burgundy or Bordeaux. But, my hatred for the french overwhelms my love for a good bottle of wine. And now that I live in Texas, I can't even get good California wines for a decent price. Damn me and my exquisite tastes....

Here's what some of those crazy Europeans say about the french:

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Britons described them as "chauvinists, stubborn, nannied and humourless". However, the French may be more shocked by the views of other nations...

For the Germans, the French are "pretentious, offhand and frivolous". The Dutch describe them as "agitated, talkative and shallow." The Spanish see them as "cold, distant, vain and impolite" and the Portuguese as "preaching". In Italy they comes across as "snobs, arrogant, flesh-loving, righteous and self-obsessed" and the Greeks find them "not very with it, egocentric bons vivants".

Interestingly, the Swedes consider them "disobedient, immoral, disorganised, neo-colonialist and dirty".

But the knockout punch to French pride came in the way the poll was conducted. People were not asked what they hated in the French, just what they thought of them. (more)

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