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British poll: French are rudest, most boring people on earth

Postby knapplc » Mon May 22, 2006 10:51 am

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.

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."


I find it just shocking that the British would say that the French are the rudest people on the planet. I did not see that one coming!! :-? :-?
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Postby VaderFin » Mon May 22, 2006 10:54 am

Hhhmmmm, what's the word I'm looking for? Oh yeah,


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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Mon May 22, 2006 10:58 am

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


How naive is this guy? :-b
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Postby knapplc » Mon May 22, 2006 11:01 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
"I had no idea that the French would emerge as such an unfriendly country," he said.


How naive is this guy? :-b


He's French. They really have no idea that the rest of the world considers them rude. For all their "worldly wisdom" they believe they have, the bulk of the French are small-town types who don't get out to the big world around them very much.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon May 22, 2006 1:11 pm

knapplc wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
"I had no idea that the French would emerge as such an unfriendly country," he said.


How naive is this guy? :-b


He's French. They really have no idea that the rest of the world considers them rude. For all their "worldly wisdom" they believe they have, the bulk of the French are small-town types who don't get out to the big world around them very much.


...or bathe
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Postby Mercer Boy » Mon May 22, 2006 1:40 pm

They sure get a bad rap...but hey, they know better than me since they live closer to each other. :-b
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Postby moonhead » Mon May 22, 2006 3:17 pm

mmmmmmmmmm wine.
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Postby dream_017 » Mon May 22, 2006 3:33 pm

Here's my surprised face 8-o
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Postby mutantseabass » Mon May 22, 2006 3:43 pm

They have good fries though ;-D
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Postby moonhead » Mon May 22, 2006 3:57 pm

mutantseabass wrote:They have good fries though ;-D


haha! no! they're f@#*ing freedom fries!
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