What is your mind about the French? ^^
What do you think about them? Like or not, why? Etc
It's hard to stereotype over 60 million people in one small answer box but overall I think that because of the wealth of the country and the general tradition of being cultured and sophisticated creates a very pleasant, albeit snobby, kind of people.
The food is great, the country is great and the people are generally great.
But once again, 60 million people results in a very large variety and in the modern age, most European people are very similar to each other in the way of behaviour.
Personally I think this is a good thing.
And thank you too, to not make class of people! ^^
De rien les stéreotypes sont inadmissibles.
Look up Dreyfus Affair and you will get my opinion. Dreyfuss was convicted twice, then pardoned and finally reinstated. It showed that in France the seat of liberty and equality and brotherhood was just a bunch of words that meant nothing. Unwilling to admit a mistake in a illegal trial - lies upon more lies were heaped on this victim of cultural divide.\
Shows you how much of a lie is the phrase, "Unity through diversity"
http://suite101.com/article/france-divi … ir-a220603
Yes but surely the conviction of one man does not dictate your stereotype of over 60 million people?
Do you know when was the Dreyfus Affair? It's Zola, who defended this cause against that period with "I accuse" ... I think it changed a bit, right? Because we are the XXIst centuries. At the period of Zola the U.S., you were still the indigenous ...
The whole country was divided, It's a very good book to read, "The Dreyfus Affair" by Ruth Harris - I don't see how it changed that much w/outlawing head scarves today - it hasn't changed in intolerance of non-frenchy-ness VS 'true French" schism.
So I explain the foundation of French republic. This is "laïcité". I know not if there is an appropriate word for this topic ... no, because France is the only country that uses it. France is an old country, even older than England. This is not a new
The first word that springs to mind is xenophobic. A number of people I know who have visited France come back saying how they felt disrespected by the French. Perhaps this is limited to Paris, as most of them went there. I don't know if this is true because I haven't been there myself.
Unfortunately, negative stereotypes travel well, so I've also heard that the French are snobby and arrogant. I live in the United Kingdom though, so I don't pay too much attention to stereotypes about the French, because the English tend to negative about them.
I also live in the UK and given that we are taught from a young age that France has been and still is the centre of culture I would disagree with the idea that we tend to give negative views about them. Think wines, cheeses, cuisine, fashion etc.?
Thank you for your arnswer! And it's right sometimes... offen ... ^^ French people are arrogant! IAnd this is not always French-French besides !
Thanks, it is important to me, to know how people in other countries judge us.
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