Huston said:How did the French get the bad rap (originally, not this past winter with Iraq)?
I have never been to France, but it seems that even as a boy, I had the impression that the French were “snooty”.
Does anyone know how this started?
SkeLeton said:hmmm I wonder, what country helped the US in their independance? Could it be France? It sure wasn't the (now best buddy) British!
Chet said:That was different. They only did it on the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" principle. They supported the rebellion to weaken the British Empire, not to aid a struggling upstart with graniose ideals.
Huston said:Yes, they also (unofficially) supported the Confederacy during the War Between the States, I suspect only to see our structural fabric weakened by being split.
jresta said:And if you've ever traveled outside of a tour group and come across a group of Americans - the stereotypes are usually true.
Maybe i'll have to tell the story about the american college student i was sitting across from on the Piccadily Line in London on my way into town from Heathrow. - tomorrow.