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1 posted on 01/15/2013 2:02:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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The Germans had a far more romantic image of France, with 56 percent associating it primarily with the word "Paris", 37 percent coming up with "Eiffel Tower", 32 percent going for "Wine" and a further 27 percent plumping for "Baguette".

And no German mentioned France being a nice place for a hike along tree lined roads with a quarter million of their countrymen?

2 posted on 01/15/2013 2:10:03 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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The Germans have a euro/mark in their pocket and the French are skint. A convenient lesson in socialism.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 2:15:30 PM PST by relictele
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‘56 percent associating it primarily with the word “Paris”, 37 percent coming up with “Eiffel Tower”, 32 percent going for “Wine” and a further 27 percent plumping for “Baguette”.’

I don’t know any of this is “romantic”. Oh well. Maybe wine.

Funny this is probably along the “disputed” Alsace-Loraine region, which is Bavarian and such Germans are good at partying. Northern Germans are more of the dour stereotype. Southern Germans are more open and fun. (All are hard workers and genius.) I have all of it in my blood.

Funny how north-south fits here in this country too - and the Germans who came here tended to go from their respective regions to the similar regions here. We’re more Bavarian in the south.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 2:17:08 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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Not stereotypes. In Germany, everything is orderly, disciplined, with police regulations for all possible human endeavor.

France is utter chaos, and when you set foot in Paris, you simultaneously want to fall in love, paint a picture, and throw yourself in the Seine. And you don’t know why.

I can see why the Germans kept going back, driving in tanks because the French drive like lunatics. Still don’t hold a candle to driving in Rome, however, where traffic is exactly the opposite as it is in the civilized world.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 5:50:36 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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“Don’t mention the war.”


9 posted on 01/16/2013 6:41:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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