View Full Version : What is a French - What is an american?
03-26-2004, 10:57 AM
Just to continue a post that have been recently deleted, please take it like it must be taken : half serious and half humourous,
1/ Compared to many other occidentals a bigger % of the French population smells, it's a fact - our food smells - and we don't brush our tooths enough :oops: but it's not a problem because with time we get accustomed to the smell problem :mrgreen:
2/ We have many other defects, so much that I can't list them all :wink:
3/ Our food smells but our food is good :P
4/ True that French international politic can be criticized - Same thing about the USA one
5/ Though french peoples have many defects, they also have many qualities, so much that I can't list them all :D (hmmm not so sure finally!)
6/ Some reasons to like France : girls are pretty, men are hot lovers, the "french kiss" is our copiryght, our food smells but our food is good :P
7/ Israel and Arab countries = bad faith on both sides - let's just hope that finally the actual minorities in those countries that are reasonables, want peace, and want good relationships with their neighbours, will finally become the actual majority, take the power, and make peace once for all. I'm afraid that it will take much time, perhaps it's even demanding too much!
8/ Some reasons to like America : so many that I can't list them all, but here are some : Tennis warehouse, Music (blues, Jazz, Rock'n roll, soul, Rap), Coke and Pepsi-cola, junk food, some Hollywood films, USA saved Europe during WWII :wink:
9/ Some reasons to dislike America : Bush international action (ask everywhere in the world), Coke and Pepsi Cola, Junk food, though USA food don't smell at all, USA food is really bad. :twisted:
10/ Major thing that strangers retain when they come in the USA : the incredible big % of fat, obese peoples, probably related to your "no smell and no taste food" :x
11/ What is an American? it's someone whose parents or who directly came from almost all over the world, Afro americans whoses parents came as slaves, white caucasians whose parents came from europe, Americano-Asians whose parents build your railway, south americans whose parents came as low cost workers, and finally it's someone who is pretty patriotic and proud to be american (with some good reasons).
But please don't be too rude with US citizen whose ancestries came from France (a fair % of the poulation I think), and dont' forget Mr LAFAYETTE.
God bless America, and may the Smell be with France! 8)
03-26-2004, 11:18 AM
You're right about French women, they're absolutely beautiful, regardless of age....
03-26-2004, 11:29 AM
:evil: French women = hairy armpits and chain smokers = ugly after mid 40's -- when was the last time you were in France? Majority of Parisian women are foreigners.
03-26-2004, 11:43 AM
Pretty entertaining post Spinbalz. I only kid the French, or any country/ethnicity for that matter, because I love them!! I saw an interview with Chris Rock and he was getting grief from the interviewer because of all his supposed "racist" jokes against blacks and whites. He responded that if we can't laugh at each other, we really are in trouble. Being 1/2 native american, I can't tell you how many times my buds gave me the wooh wooh wooh. Remember the cigar store indian episode of Seinfeld? Crazy Horse malt beverage? Chris Rock's "When was the last time you saw a native american family at Red Lobster" bit? All funny to me. What did I miss that caused the last thread to be deleted? All the good topics get canned. I have noticed that my visits to the TW boards over the years have dropped from daily, to 3-4 times per week to a once a week thing. I'm going over to the nut house where it's fun. :lol:
03-26-2004, 01:07 PM
Stevens, in my country, once the French girls reach their mid 40's age, their husbands switch for a younger one. :twisted:
03-26-2004, 02:01 PM
spinbalz, are you french? if so okay, but if not...
03-26-2004, 03:19 PM
Just reading my post should be enough to deduct that English is not my native language due to all the mistakes contained inside it.
Yes I'm french, and proud to be from the same country as, Victor Hugo, Stendhal, Balzac, Maupassant, Zola, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Chateaubriand, Alexandre Dumas, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Brigitte Bardot (guess who is the intruder in my list), and shamefull to see that the fascist leader Jean Marie Lepen and his ignominious political party collect more and more votes at each elections since more than 20 years.
03-26-2004, 08:14 PM
Bon d'accord, on peut parler en francais nous deux.. c'est bien d'avoir un autre qui parle francais ici. Je n'habite plus en france, mais j'ai vecu a Paris pendant 10 ans, et maintenant j'habite a Chicago.
03-26-2004, 09:26 PM
03-26-2004, 09:40 PM
Ta sortie sur les odeurs on s'en serait bien passee... Parle pour toi mon garcon.
03-26-2004, 09:53 PM
Spinbalz, I applaud your effort for your diplomatic and humorous post. I think all countries have great things to offer and some not-so-great things, people are people. We're not so different when you get down to the basics.
The European Version of Heaven and Hell (this is an old joke):
All the police are English
the mechanics are German
the lovers are Italian
the cooks are French and
it's all organized by the Swiss.
All the police are German
the mechanics are French
the lovers are Swiss
the cooks are English and
it's all organized by the Italians.
American Indians were here long before any of the barbaric Europeans, and, yes, they still live here.
"barbaric Europeans"...care to elaborate on that a bit more, or are you happy to spit out simplistic cliches?
Yeah, people are people, etc., but damn Paris does smell-I could never understand why the local authorities haven't enacted a law requiring people to clean up after their dogs? Seems pretty simple. Not much civic pride from a city population that uses the city streets as a pet toilet.
03-27-2004, 03:39 AM
C'est vrai, l'histoire des odeurs... maintenant que l'on y est, fais un autre poste en changeant les odeurs pour la radinerie, et après un autre avec le chauvinisme… et si tu demandes à un espagnol… ils dissent que nous sommes tous cocus…! Voila des sujets.
03-27-2004, 03:41 AM
Phil: Dogs have rights :lol:
03-27-2004, 04:58 AM
03-27-2004, 06:13 AM
Speaking as likely the only "native american" on this forum, the whole "native american" thing is overblown to me and many others of my ilk. Our ancestors came here from Asia, supposedly, so are we native americans any more than someone born here in the last 50 years or so? I guess they were the first people in the Americas, so they are "native" people. To me, "native american" is another term that does nothing but separate and isolate. I have always preferred "american indian". As I have said many times on this forum, the past is the past. Let it be and move forward. Don't focus on the past. Remember and honor the past, live in the present, look forward to the future. It's funny because it always seems like the people who get so fired up about minority rights are not minorities and really have no stake in the argument. All the while, many minorities are saying to themselves, "What's the big deal? C'mon, let's hit the Sizzler!".
03-27-2004, 06:22 AM
Kevin T. - I think that is a healthy attitude.
Morpheus - I can't answer your question on behalf of Kevin, but, for your information, not ALL American-Indians live on reservations.
03-27-2004, 07:22 AM
Phil-It's a product of my "southern boy vegetarian diet" (inside joke)
Morpheus-Are you kidding me? Actually, I live in a spacious ranch-style tee pee just minutes from the beach. Buckskin walls, cathedral ceiling, buckskin rugs. Fabulous. Like they say; location, location, location. It has a two-horse parking garage (I only ride bare-back, of course) for me and my squaw. I have a PhD in clinical nutrition, so I guess I meet two of the criteria in the "Doctors, Lawyers and Indian Chiefs" analogy. At least the doctor and indian part, 'cause I'm not a chief. Going out tonight looking for some scalps. Who is with me?
03-27-2004, 09:15 AM
Ta sortie sur les odeurs on s'en serait bien passee... Parle pour toi mon garcon.
a qui tu parles ici? et aussi, je ne comprends pas vraiment ce que vous avez dit, parce que je suis alle a une ecole americaine pendant ma vie a paris. Donc c'etait plutot le francais propre et pas le francais parle, et non plus l'argot.
03-27-2004, 10:30 AM
03-27-2004, 11:27 AM
Kevin, I'm all for huntin some scalps. There wouldn't be any firewater involved, would there? BTW, I have a little Cherokee blood running through my veins, and everytime I tell someone they never fail to say "oh, you're part Cherokee? Me too!" Let's see if anyone on here is also part Cherokee. Is it an urban legend that everyone is part Cherokee?
03-27-2004, 11:38 AM
Why do you question my sincerity, Morpheus? Because I don't share the liberal opinion/view of what my attitude should be regarding my place in this world? Because I am not whining, moaning, complaining about my lot in life? Because I am not demanding reparations? Because I have been able to help myself without relying on the assistance of others (save massive student loans)? I won't get too personal on an internet message board but to answer your question, I am originally from Virginia. My father was Pamunkey, my mother Scottish. The Pamunkey were a member of the Powhatan Confederacy and part of the Algonquian-
speaking tribes of the VA tidewater region. Anything else I can answer for you? What is your race? Where are you from? Sweet tea or unsweetened?
03-27-2004, 11:46 AM
That's pretty good, @wright. Yeah, everyone in SW VA and NC always says they are part Cherokee. I think it really is an urban legend. But, the Cherokee were the largest and richest tribe in the southeast at one time (maybe they still are), so it is definitely a possibility. And by the way, I really hope everyone takes these posts with the humor in which they are intended. If there are any other Native American/American Indian posters out there that aren't as easy-going about this topic, I apologize. But like I said in the thread that got deleted, I totally agree with Chris Rock when he said "If we can't make fun of ourselves, we really do have problems". By the way @wright, if you remember the beer post from the old board (the one that had close to 100 responses), I used to catch lots of grief ie., "drinking firewater", especially when Crazy Horse Malt Liquor came out. Of course, it wasn't out long because a few Native American groups made a big issue of it and it was pulled off the market.
03-27-2004, 12:22 PM
LOL Crazy Horse Malt Liquor. Here's something to laugh about, in the state where I live there is a huge Choctaw reservation and they were building a new golf course to go along with the casino. The chief got to name the golf course, and what do you think he would choose as a fitting name? That's right "Dancing Rabbit Creek Country Club", named after one of the biggest slaughters of Indians this nation has ever seen.
03-27-2004, 12:55 PM
Doesn't surprise me, @wright. I went to school with a girl that was Choctaw/Creek. The Creek were known to be tough cookies back in the day and she fit that stereotype to a T. Quick temper. I just got back from 'Bama (Huntsville and B-Ham to see friends). I guess being from Mississippi you really aren't pulling for 'Bama in the Elite 8? Have a good one.
Morpheus is too thick to realize when he's been handed a cyber slapping...with sarcasm.
LOL Kevin-love that Southern-fried whatever...
03-28-2004, 08:06 AM
Kevin T. is my new favorite poster. :D
03-28-2004, 08:36 AM
You're a good man spinbaltz!
French women are hot! I'm married to one and she doesn't have hairy pits and hates smokers. She's very smart, and appreciates the American way of life. She detests the whimpy attitude of Mr. Jacque Chirac and the inability of the government to deal with the inevitable.
She came here 25 years ago because French women are kept down by the system. Here you can become the dream!
She's not from Paris, thank god, but from Marseilles
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