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What up with the French?(14 posts)

What up with the French?rfrancisco
Feb 15, 2002 4:37 PM
They won't take responsibility for their skating judge, the IOC booted her out. When she said her boss told her to favor the Russians over the Canadians. Shouldn't the head of the French judging group be question too? And if they can't find anything wrong with the USP team, why do they keep kicking a dead horse? I guess they think anyone who is too good to be true, must be cheating.
The French aren't like the rest of us...OutWest
Feb 15, 2002 6:22 PM
...they don't think like the rest of us, speak like the rest of us, compete, act, do anything like the rest of us and I don't think they would have it any other way. Just ignore them, they're basically harmless.
If we all got really mad they would surrender. LOLIAM
Feb 15, 2002 10:55 PM
Actually they thrive on making everybody else angry, nmOutWest
Feb 16, 2002 7:50 AM
re: What up with the French?Ironbutt
Feb 16, 2002 11:45 AM
In the play My Fair Lady Professor Henry Higgins said it best: "The French don't care what they do actually, as long as they pronounce it properly.
You hit the nail on the head!:)- nmJon Billheimer
Feb 17, 2002 10:33 AM
we saved their pepe le' pue asses....jrm
Feb 16, 2002 5:23 PM
And to this day they wont give us credit. And they just go on being the same smelly, rude, egocentric tools theyve allways been..Im sorry what was the question.
who cares? they're french...and they smell bad!(nm)merckx56
Feb 18, 2002 2:49 PM
if you think THEY smell bad...Tig
Feb 19, 2002 11:48 AM
...then never, never get in an Italian train in the summer. Trust me on this one!
Parisian French vs. the rest.L.O. Mc Duff
Feb 19, 2002 2:49 PM
While traveling in France, I found there is a huge difference between Parisian French and the rest of the country. It's kinda like the difference between Hollywood and Sioux City, Iowa.

The people I met in the Champagne region were truly very warm and friendly. The older folks still remember what the U.S. did for them in WWI and WWII. In Chalons-sur-Marne, a family I met insisted that I eat dinner with them and stay overnight in their home. They said they felt that they had a debt to repay to Americans. That said, most Parisians I met were rude and snide.

As groundskeeper Willy calls 'em: "Cheese eating surrender monkeys!" Is there a war that they ever won? (Remember, Napoleon was Corsican)
surrender monkeys! LOLnm
Feb 19, 2002 7:26 PM
Is there a war they ever won?McAndrus
Feb 20, 2002 6:54 PM
Now that's an interesting question. You can discount Napoleon for two reasons: the first, as you said, is he's Corsican, not French, and the second is that to say he won a war means you have to stop somewhere before Moscow in 1812 and say "he won."

If there's a major war they ever won by themselves (minus Napoleon) I can't think of it. The French were more famous for not losing wars than for winning them. In the 100 Years War with the English they basically wore the English down without ever winning a big fight.

Okay, historians, jump on this one. If I get it right it goes like this. Since the Middle Ages the French way of war has been to thump their chests and bellow, lose some major battles, surrender some territory, then grind their opponent(s) down. And they are patient at this, they'll wait literally decades and even centuries if need be.

I'm sure there's some war they've won against a European opponent but I'll be danged if I can think of one.

(Oh, and if you have an example of a solo victory, it must end in complete victory or signed surrender by the defeated opponent.)
Yup.Brain in my head
Feb 22, 2002 7:57 AM
The battle of pit-sniff - 1704-date.
Why did the French plant trees along all their country roads?PdxMark
Feb 27, 2002 9:59 AM
So the Germans wouldn't have to march in the sun...