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Sacre Cordon Bleu! (Subway ad upsets French, pulled from air )
Fox News ^ | 10/9/05 | Scott Norvell

Posted on 10/10/2005 5:28:05 PM PDT by lowbridge

Sacre Cordon Bleu! What Would Jesus Bet? Sunday, October 09, 2005 By Scott Norvell

AFP reports that the Subway sandwich shop chain has apologized for an ad campaign poking fun at French cowardice after some Francophiles in America complained that it was disrespectful.

The ad featured a cordon bleu chicken sandwich with the words, "France and chicken, somehow it just goes together." A photo of a chicken dressed like Napoleon accompanied the advertisement.

A spokesman for Subway said the campaign was meant to champion French cuisine. The ads were removed once company execs realized that people were offended, he said.

"Saying that the French are dirty or cowards is a little bit like saying the sky is blue. Nobody is going to contest it," Denis Chazelle, a long-time French resident of the Washington area, told AFP. "I think (French bashing) is worse now than it was two years ago because, although it's not as relentless as it was, it has become a lot more accepted and part of the landscape."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: ads; antifrenchhumor; axisofweasels; chicken; france; french; subway

1 posted on 10/10/2005 5:28:14 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

The French are such an easy target...


2 posted on 10/10/2005 5:29:23 PM PDT by deadrock (Isn't that KoolAid getting stale?)
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To: lowbridge
"France and chicken, somehow it just goes together."

LOL... It sounds like written by a Freeper...

3 posted on 10/10/2005 5:30:46 PM PDT by paudio (Four More Years..... Let's Use Them Wisely...)
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To: DEADROCK

4 posted on 10/10/2005 5:31:54 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("Sharpie Diem": seize the marker.)
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To: windcliff

LOL!!


5 posted on 10/10/2005 5:33:01 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: JRios1968

Exactly.


6 posted on 10/10/2005 5:35:23 PM PDT by deadrock (Isn't that KoolAid getting stale?)
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To: lowbridge
The signature block says it all.

Il n'y a pas d'honte être français. Il y a seulement l'honte dans rester de français.
(There is no shame in being French. There is only shame in staying French.)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

7 posted on 10/10/2005 5:37:24 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: lowbridge

8 posted on 10/10/2005 5:37:45 PM PDT by maggief
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To: lowbridge

"France and chicken, somehow it just goes together."

The best oneliner I've heard lately.


9 posted on 10/10/2005 5:38:00 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: DEADROCK

I just have to determine which smells better, the cheese, the frog or the French.


10 posted on 10/10/2005 5:39:33 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("Sharpie Diem": seize the marker.)
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To: lowbridge

Good thing they pulled that ad. Napoleon was not French. He was Corsican!


11 posted on 10/10/2005 5:43:02 PM PDT by JAWs
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To: JRios1968

Not the French, either the cheese or the frog ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1500053/posts


12 posted on 10/10/2005 5:44:32 PM PDT by maggief
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To: lowbridge

LOL! I'm going to go to Subway more often now. Sort of like a reverse boycott!


13 posted on 10/10/2005 5:47:14 PM PDT by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: JRios1968

Definitely the cheese. I would eat cheese.


14 posted on 10/10/2005 5:48:23 PM PDT by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: lowbridge

"Subway Receives French Undressing"


15 posted on 10/10/2005 5:48:47 PM PDT by mikrofon (Gimme a BMT - and skip the escargot)
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To: maggief

Well, just to be safe, I will stick to cheese.


16 posted on 10/10/2005 5:48:58 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("Sharpie Diem": seize the marker.)
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To: saganite

"Definitely the cheese. I would eat cheese."

17 posted on 10/10/2005 5:50:48 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("Sharpie Diem": seize the marker.)
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To: lowbridge
THIS IS A GREAT STORY! BRAVO, SUBWAY!
18 posted on 10/10/2005 6:04:07 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: JRios1968

The frog?


19 posted on 10/10/2005 6:05:38 PM PDT by deadrock (Isn't that KoolAid getting stale?)
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To: lowbridge
"France and chicken, somehow it just goes together."

I have a new tagline.

20 posted on 10/10/2005 6:21:42 PM PDT by manwiththehands ( "France and chicken, somehow it just goes together.")
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To: doug from upland

I'd be more impressed if they hadn't pulled the ad.


21 posted on 10/10/2005 6:30:58 PM PDT by jess35
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To: lowbridge
"I think (French bashing) is worse now than it was two years ago because, although it's not as relentless as it was, it has become a lot more accepted and part of the landscape."

We have a long, long way to go to catch up to French intellectuals in terms of bashing anyone. So This Frenchman informs me in a brilliant book which I'd recommend to anyone who wants to understand just how bad it is there and just why this sort of story is so very silly.

22 posted on 10/10/2005 6:31:41 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: jess35

At least they ran it initially.


23 posted on 10/10/2005 6:32:19 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: paudio

OK - that decides it. I'm going to Subway for lunch tomorrow. France and chicken - going together? It's so obvious...


24 posted on 10/10/2005 6:32:58 PM PDT by AlaninSA (It's ONE NATION UNDER GOD...brought to you by the Knights of Columbus)
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To: doug from upland

Everyone, come on, you know the French aren't chickens
they're more Le Cornish Hen, but not so roosterish.


25 posted on 10/10/2005 6:35:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jess35

Me, too. I would not want to be known as having surrendered to the French.


26 posted on 10/10/2005 6:35:52 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Behold the Riderless Pony. Bringing doom and destruction on a smaller scale.)
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To: maggief

French army knife...

Ouch.
Beer.
Nose.
[snort]
Ouch.


27 posted on 10/10/2005 6:39:50 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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To: lowbridge

Shoot, that ad made me buy a few of those cordon blue sandwhiches. Everytime I go in, I would laugh so hard at the ad that the only thing I could get out was chicken cordon blue, or just point to the ad. It was ingenious.


28 posted on 10/10/2005 6:43:59 PM PDT by RobertP
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To: lowbridge

29 posted on 10/10/2005 6:53:52 PM PDT by manwiththehands ( "France and chicken, somehow it just goes together.")
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To: DEADROCK

Nah, the cheese.


30 posted on 10/10/2005 7:02:29 PM PDT by JRios1968 ("Sharpie Diem": seize the marker.)
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To: JAWs

What an insult to Napoleon!


31 posted on 10/10/2005 7:41:45 PM PDT by dila813
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To: lowbridge
Actually, Denis, most Americans love and admire the French. Take me, for example. The relentless French bashing is a combination of horror, at French denial that threatens the very existence of La Belle France, and the desire to shake the French into waking up in time to save themselves.

The present state of denial and hubris in France is shocking, dangerous, and horrifying.

Those who love France are screaming at the top of their lungs: "Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!"

Unfortunately, we are like a Greek chorus, warning those who have doomed themselves to inevitable tragedy.

The bashing is a wake-up call that is looooooooooooooooooooooooong overdue.

32 posted on 10/10/2005 8:12:07 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Evil committed in the name of God is the ultimate blasphemy.)
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