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    French are rudest, most boring people on earth:

    LONDON (AFP) - The French have been voted the world's most unfriendly nation by a landslide in a new British poll published. They were also voted the most boring and most ungenerous.
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    A decisive 46 percent of the 6,000 people surveyed by travellers' website Where Are You Now (WAYN) said the French were the most unfriendly nation people on the planet, British newspapers reported.

    The Germans have no to reason to celebrate the damning verdict. They came second on all three counts.

    WAYN's French founder, Jerome Touze, told the papers he had been stunned by the thumping condemnation of his compatriots and sought to blame it on Gallic love-struck sulking.

    "I had no idea that the French would emerge as such an unfriendly country," he said.

    "I think our romantic 'moodiness' is misunderstood and I will be sure to pass on the message to my family and friends back in France to be a bit more cheerful to tourists in the future."

    Italy was voted the world's most cultured nation with the best cuisine, while the United States was named the most unstylish with the worst food.

    The British did not feature in the top 10 of any of the categories.

    "The British fit in nowhere -- good or bad. It appears that we are so completely average that the voters did not include us in any category," the tabloid Daily Express commented.

    "And to our shame, four percent of respondents -- all British of course -- said they would only talk to other Britons when they are abroad."

    This unwillingness to talk to the locals appears to go hand in hand with respondents' perceptions of foreigners.

    While most said Spain was the foreign country where they would most like to live, they said the Spaniards were nearly as unfriendly and ungenerous as the French.

    To add insult to injury, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph put the boot in on Saturday by saying in an editorial that the French stank.

    "The French may like to think that Chanel No 5 is their scent but we all know that garlic and stale Gitanes are much more representative."


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060520...societyoffbeat

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    "And to our shame, four percent of respondents -- all British of course -- said they would only talk to other Britons when they are abroad."
    I suspect that these are same people who pack their suitcases with meat-pies and dream-topping when they go on their hols. Nothing wrong with that; it's probably best if these people stick together - just as long as I'm not the Briton they try to strike up a conversation with.....I dislike talking to people I know; I bloody detest talking to strangers.
    Back off Margaret, you're on a sugar rush!

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    ^ You like talking to plants and rumiants though don't you

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    In my expierience with the froggies I do believe they are a little different.

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    This was on the front page of Sunday's Bangkok Post and I'm thinking to myself, "This is new(s)?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    The Germans have no to reason to celebrate the damning verdict. They came second on all three counts.
    Shit...it's a tie in my book...

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    The French are even annoying to the French themselves. They hate each other and they are rude to each other. And they love being rude. Being rude is part of the culture and is actually accepted as something cute over there (like for Italians). Being polite and distant is actually regarded as "really" rude and insulting for the French. That explain why the Brits get a rough deal when they invade France every summer.

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    i dont beleive it - i reckon Isreali backpackers are the rudest Foks on the planet.

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    ^ oh yeah those too

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    ^^
    I'm with kingwilly, the brits who were polled have probably never experienced it though.

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    monseur cantona, he friendly hansum man

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    But very smelly, apparently.

    Odd sort of poll all sounds very racist. Who did the asking ?

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    Come on Begbie. Most people are xenophobic. Regurgitating prejudices is very human.

    As for who did the asking?


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    He looks like a fat kraut, not that I'm racist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    He looks like a fat kraut, not that I'm racist.
    storekeeper by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skulldigger
    Come on Begbie. Most people are xenophobic. Regurgitating prejudices is very human.

    As for who did the asking?

    looks like Butterfly...

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    ^ LOL

    What are you doing in front of the computer so early ????

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    Do TV have a reward out for Butterfly's picture ? 500 baht ?

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    That much ? whaoo !!!

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    Our worst customers are french closely followed by Israelis

    Sunday was a classic

    I was cookin in the kitchen (open to the customers) when a french guy brought me the news clipping from the paper and asked if I thought it was truthfull, obviously didn't cross his mind that he had ripped the article out of the front page of our paper (customer copy) at 10 in the morning

    I didn't bother answering him

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    ^ I think you missed his sense of humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    He looks like a fat kraut, not that I'm racist.
    That pic was taken 5 years ago, I have put some weight on since, but the moustache is gone.

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    So Stroller and Butterfly are in fact one and the same.

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    Sorry, I don't have a French accent.

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    I have made some good French friends, so the polls are crap

    as are most of those right wing biased pseudo polls

    many French are apparently not friendly, but who can blame them? if some scrufulous Daily Express reading Brit looms up to you and starts talking nonsense, what would your reaction be?

    If you can speak French, then they are friendly. if you cannot, then they will only be able to be friendly if they can speak English.
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