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Originally posted by Pyros
Part of the problem is that the French have a national feeling of self-importance and rebelliousness. They enjoy thumbing their noses at the rest of the world, and will often choose a position on a hot topic that is 180 degrees counter to the popular point of view.
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
I think the reason that a lot of Americans are annoyed with the French is the perception that they are a people who once were ascendant in world affairs until about a hundred years ago, are no longer, but still want to be.
Originally posted by Skadi_the_Evil_Elf
Most Americans dont care that the rest of the world hates them. We hardly ever leave our own country, we have always prefered to stay home.
Originally posted by KrazyIvan
and the fact they're rifel droppers
Originally posted by keybored
I would have further brought you off your high horses (that's horses not orses) and told you exactly how elegant a language you have, that the only animal I know of that talks through its nose is a pig.
I would have gone on to say that you destroy through perversion the English language (its Canadian not Canadien)
I resented being brought up in a country that taught me English then enter the French and now I can't have this/that job because I don't speak French? I wonder what melting pot means to a Frenchman and don't you realize that as a multinational society you in effect discriminated against the rest of them/us?
I know why, a Frenchman explained it to me, it's easier for an English person to learn French than for a frenchman to learn English... LAZINESS
and the education system is based on French immersion...
As a British monarchy, why didn't Canada stand behind England? Instead, it now follows France's footsteps, albeit hypocracy in the light of points already mentioned, 'nuff said about that.
I had seen French blowing noses in table cloths and when asked if they did that at home they replied sure, why not, nothing wrong with it. Elementary grace and the lack of was more than I could stomach.
Now I've heard and read all about French in early Canadian history and as far as that goes, get over it, ancient history and if you want to keep fighting the same battle you would lose again and maybe this time the whole of Canada would be a part of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Originally posted by edsinger
Cause they are French.
Actually, because of their government.
How did Canada follow France's footsteps?
As for your equating dinner table ettiquete with a driver in their car(was he French? how would you know???), your arrogance is only surpassed by your ignorance.
You state the English schools in Quebec, you must be too young to remember Quebec's law that it was against the law to advertize in English.
since the Canadian dollar (which has the Queen of England on it I might add, or at least used to have) has steadily weakened all becuase of the French and their plum (poor little me) syndrome. French have undermined the Faith of foreign investment but lets go on...
You skirted around my question asking you to explain to others here what the FLQ was and since you refuse to do so allow me to do it for you.
If (as you contend) Canada isn't a melting pot then by your own logic there is only French/English. How convenient to overlook German, Italian, CHinese, Pakistani, in fact every country in the world has a representation within Canada that you and the arrogance of the French can so conveniently ignore.
If as you contend there are English schools in Quebec, my how times have changed...
For the sake of keeping peace within this forum I'd suggest you not even bother to reply since I won't back down and push come to shove, you don't want me to go on. What I have to say just might hurt.
Originally posted by Otts
In the 60's, Charles de Gaulle initiated the "politique de grandeur" (policy of greatness), which was meant to raise the French self-esteem after the defeat in WWII and Indochina. Hence the French nuclear bomb, among others... De Gaulle could have given France a stronger, more focused impact on world affairs if he had stuck to his two accomplishments: reconciliation with Germany and putting France forth as one of the two main architects of the European Economic Community.