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French are rudest, most boring people on earth: British poll
AFP/Yahoo ^ | Sat May 20, 3:17 AM ET

Posted on 05/20/2006 6:46:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro

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

Sat May 20, 3:17 AM ET

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."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Political Humor/Cartoons; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: france; francesux; imshockedshocked; surrendermonkeys; zutalors
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1 posted on 05/20/2006 6:46:40 AM PDT by martin_fierro
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2 posted on 05/20/2006 6:48:18 AM PDT by pissant
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To: martin_fierro

What a subject line... ;P


3 posted on 05/20/2006 6:48:35 AM PDT by FreedomNeocon (Better to take what they can throw at us now,rather than take what they promise to throw at us later)
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To: martin_fierro
ok, thank goodness this isn't in breaking news. everyone knows this.
4 posted on 05/20/2006 6:48:51 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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the United States was named the most unstylish with the worst food.

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Hey now. I'm a fashion plate down at the 7-11.

5 posted on 05/20/2006 6:49:01 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Shirtless at the 7-11)
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One more poll to tell you what everybody already knows.


6 posted on 05/20/2006 6:51:55 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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I'm just amazed by the number of English food restaurants thoruhout the world (outside of Britain). Must be at least a dozen.


7 posted on 05/20/2006 6:53:47 AM PDT by pissant
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To: martin_fierro

On the other hand I heard that the French think "London Derriere" is a song with a strong anti British theme.


8 posted on 05/20/2006 6:54:11 AM PDT by FreePaul
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The US: "Unstylish" and "bad Food"

I don't get the "bad Food" since so much "Amercian Food" are mixtures and remixes of immigrant foods from around the world.

As far as "stylish"... meh... I'm PROUD to not be a metrosexual baffoon who follows the style of the week, the flavor of the day.

This probably refers more to the "meat and potatoes", get your hands dirty, attitude of just getting the job done with 'brash words' or 'brute force' rather than dance around and pontificate on it while sipping tee at noon for years before you decide to hold a special meeting to chat some more.


9 posted on 05/20/2006 6:56:04 AM PDT by FreedomNeocon (Better to take what they can throw at us now,rather than take what they promise to throw at us later)
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French are rudest, most boring people on earth: British poll
Hmmmm..... with the slop the Brits call food, I wouldn't be so quick to criticize.
10 posted on 05/20/2006 6:57:05 AM PDT by Condor51 (Better to fight for something than live for nothing - Gen. George S. Patton)
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We concur!

11 posted on 05/20/2006 6:58:56 AM PDT by A message
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Tant piss...

12 posted on 05/20/2006 6:59:34 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: martin_fierro
the United States was named the most unstylish with the worst food.

The Brits say the US has terrible food? That's a hoot. No place to get boiled mutton and blood pudding.

13 posted on 05/20/2006 7:01:21 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: MadIvan

I can't believe nobody's pinged you to this yet.


14 posted on 05/20/2006 7:02:55 AM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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I just insulted english food. Don't tell Ivan!


15 posted on 05/20/2006 7:05:10 AM PDT by pissant
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"...while the United States was named the most unstylish with the worst food...."

Oh yeah...well we have the BEST DENTISTS and we're not afraid to use 'em.

Worst food?????...My Mom was English...I beg to differ. Love yah Mom, but spices are not a bad thing.

16 posted on 05/20/2006 7:06:11 AM PDT by NordP (I want my Country back - it's worth fighting for.)
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The food in London is good because it's a very international city and there are lots of choices and lots of continental cuisine.

But the rest of England...well...

17 posted on 05/20/2006 7:07:39 AM PDT by Allegra (Tards Rule!)
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18 posted on 05/20/2006 7:08:11 AM PDT by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: Chode

Is this after too much french wine, cheese & sex?


19 posted on 05/20/2006 7:08:38 AM PDT by SIRTRIS
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To: ElkGroveDan
The Brits say the US has terrible food? That's a hoot.

The great thing about America is you can get any type of food you want -- bad, good, excellent, and of any ethnic variety.

20 posted on 05/20/2006 7:09:34 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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