Originally posted by Bluesma
Originally posted by thoughtsfull
Having lived within swimming distance of France all my life, and the last 40 years popping back and forward, working in France and across Europe, I can safely say most people I know, including most of my friends and colleagues in France base the whole snootiness on the attitude of Parisiennes, and to be honest, that seems quite a fair stereotype.
The Parisiens have that reputation even amongst the rest of France !!
I guess this just goes to confirm my earlier statement that for many Americans (maybe British too, I have no idea) France has one city- Paris. I have actually had Americans ask me about how it is to live in the country of Paris!!
(I live in the south, six hours away from Paris)
LOL... But even amongst Europeans having a dig at each other is part of the natural order of life, even when you know it is untrue.. there are so many "Europe according to *insert nation*" out there it makes me chuckle.. and London is Frances 5th largest City
And the French join in.. at least all the ones I know do.. I guess it depends if you take it to heart.. From my perspective we have a dig at the French and they have a dig back.. the change from "Les Rosbifs" to "Les F*ck offs" seem quite an apt stereo type change one that makes me smile and cringe at the same time.
When visiting here, my colleagues and friends from France have taken to naming the frogs in my pond after themselves I guess it depends how you view these things and if you take all the comments to heart.