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Birusa
13-11-2003, 10:04
I'm reading a book by Pierre Daninos called "Major Thompson lives in France" and I want to ask for your opinion, but first the quote:

"... For a final example, take their attitude towards women. When an Englishman passes a pretty woman in the street he sees her without looking at her, never turns round and continues to see her "correctly" in his mind. Usually when a Frenchman passes a pretty woman in the street, he first looks at her legs to see if she really is as smart as she looked; then he turns round to have a better view, and eventually perceives that he is going the same way as she..."

This book was written in the early 1950-ies and I'm just wondering if this still holds true half a century later.

Poika
13-11-2003, 10:37
I am Francais then! The French attitude gets you laid! Vive la France!

DPG
13-11-2003, 11:58
Originally posted by Birusa
[B]When an Englishman passes a pretty woman in the street he sees her without looking at her, never turns round and continues to see her "correctly" in his mind. [B]

I'm English, as are my parents, their parents and their parents...and YOU MUST BE JOKING!!!!!

Birusa
13-11-2003, 12:20
I'm just quoting (please address all complaints to Monsieur Daninos)...

lochnessmonster
13-11-2003, 12:36
Mr. Daninos, if you'd care to step outside...

DJ Biscuit
13-11-2003, 12:44
I'll hold your coat. :)

Pyzhik
13-11-2003, 13:03
C'mon ... this is just a "cliché"...

lochnessmonster
13-11-2003, 13:12
I know it's a cliche, but it'll be fun to have a 'virtual duel' over something like this. Plus it's a matter of HONOUR!! Am I right?

I'm still deciding over pistols, cannon, or those flexible sword thingies. DJ, any ideas? How about nan-chuks, or custard pies?

Loki
13-11-2003, 13:21
The French are a special nation. I don't dislike them, but I'm looking forward to Sunday when we destroy those French F***s.

Midas
13-11-2003, 14:01
Birusa, yeah you are joking. A Brit would probably grab her ass before she even realises that she is being chased by

Birusa
13-11-2003, 14:11
Watch your tongue, Midas!

Loki
13-11-2003, 14:18
And your grammar connard.

Midas
13-11-2003, 15:29
Oops, sorry me, i forgot I'm out of Bardak :))

Pyzhik
13-11-2003, 15:30
I know we all know it's a cliché.
This has been going on for too long now. Hey, guys... I hereby declare the virtual due open...

PS: I am not convinced The French do it better..

natalia_apple
15-11-2003, 22:07
Originally posted by Midas
Birusa, yeah you are joking. A Brit would probably grab her ass before she even realises that she is being chased by

not so soon

lochnessmonster
16-11-2003, 20:23
let's avoid the stereotypes. Before long we'll be saying ridiculous things like 'Brits like tea with milk and eat fish and chips'. this is where all those misconceptions start. Having said that, yep, the Brits, especially in IBIZA, would have waggled his bare arse as a potential 'mating' sign to basically anyone who resembles a female before she had the common sense to turn away. Come on, we're waiting,
the duel is still on:

Birusa
16-11-2003, 20:38
Originally posted by lochnessmonster
let's avoid the stereotypes. Before long we'll be saying ridiculous things like 'Brits like tea with milk and eat fish and chips'. this is where all those misconceptions start.

I refuse to believe you can be THAT serious. My whole email was a sheer provocation, although this book DOES exist. What happened to you, guys, did you lose all sense of humor???

natalia_apple
16-11-2003, 20:40
yeah, those "kings of sarcasm", when it comes to making fun of THEM, lose it completely

Birusa
16-11-2003, 20:48
I guess the REAL duel is now on... Anyone willing to step over?