CEO it is francophobe forum ?

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Re: CEO it is francophobe forum ?

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Nah, it's banter - each nationality mocks other nationalities as a form of affection.

Except the Americans. We mock them because they're easy targets and they light up like Christmas when you push the right button.

Just so we're clear though, only Australians are allowed to mock New Zealanders, because kiwis are our little kid siblings with special needs. So we Aussies can mock them, but you other mob can't.
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What’s scothish?
Is it infectious?
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StroppyChops wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:50 pm Nah, it's banter - each nationality mocks other nationalities as a form of affection.

Except the Americans. We mock them because they're easy targets and they light up like Christmas when you push the right button.

Just so we're clear though, only Australians are allowed to mock New Zealanders, because kiwis are our little kid siblings with special needs. So we Aussies can mock them, but you other mob can't.
I think they do a good job at mocking themselves without outside help.
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Most of such banter tends to come from Brits rather than other nationalities, but I've always had more fun making fun of the latter myself.
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TOG wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:06 pm
We used to wind them up by saying how many English words had been stolen by the French such as Cul de Sac, boulevard, bon appétit etc. It was hard to keep a straight face at times.
Good one, and that list is just endless!

Croissant, baguette, brie. All stolen.
Don't get me started with cordon bleu, Beaujolais and filet.
Me, not that other crap.
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Other words the French have stolen and pronounce funny include champange, chardonay, merlot, depot, restaurant ... endless... hearing them is like deja vu all over again.
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Paulo wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:26 am Other words the French have stolen and pronounce funny include champagne, chardonay, merlot, depot, restaurant ... endless... hearing them is like deja vu all over again.
The whole thing is becoming somewhat clichéd. I was saying to my chauffeur just the other day while en route to the office how much faux love there is for the Frogs, nobody really likes them, not even their own mothers. I once bought quite a chic souvenir t-shirt from France with the words "My fiancé went to Paris, and all she bought me was this lousy t-shirt!", clearly an idea stolen from across the channel. Next they'll be saying Bleu d'Auvergne (c.1850) was invented by them rather than just being a second rate Stilton (c.1720) knock-off. Incroyable.

That's my lot on this thread, will revert to just being a voyeur!
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Mon Dieu! Ménage à trois ça c'est bon!
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Paulo wrote: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:28 pm Mon Dieu! Ménage à trois ça c'est bon!
Déguelasse...
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You know, French people are just Belgian people who have turned bad, how to blame them?
It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win an argument with a stupid person.
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