Tag Archives: French language

French people are rude and other silly stereotypes

“French people are rude”.  “French people are snobby”.  “They hate Americans over there.”  I hear this frequently, mostly from Americans that haven’t traveled much.  Where does this idea come from, that roughly 65 million French people, living out their lives in their hexagon of a country, in between munching on baguettes, are beside themselves in a […]

A lively day in Tours

Nothing engages a train car full of French people than when an old lady tells two Americans that their country’s cheese sucks.  On our way to Tours, France, an elderly woman took up conversation with HOB, and in finding that we are American, loudly and in great detail denounced our country’s cheese, much to the […]