Tuesday, March 25, 2008

French Stereotypes...Funny Article

Every nation has some peculiar characteristics which sound very funny when looked from outside. This is a very good and funny article in NY Times - well written by Elaine Sciolino. One peculiar characteristic of French people is the love for anniversaries; then there is the the 'french' kiss. Read On...
No anniversary is too minor to celebrate. In my time here, France has marked the 20th anniversary of France’s sinking of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior, the 200th anniversary of the high school baccalaureate diploma, the 60th anniversary of the bikini and the 100th anniversary of the brassiere. For the 100th anniversary of her birth in January, Simone de Beauvoir was celebrated with half a dozen biographies, a DVD series, a three-day scholarly symposium and a cover of the magazine Le Nouvel Observateur with a nude photo of her from the back.

A Guide to the French. Handle With Care. - New York Times
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