Of course there are many reasons to love the French also; Le Mans, lax attitude towards speeding and other bad driving habits
In Germany, there are _no_ speedlimits on some freeways (=motorways, for the Brits). And Europeans drive badly... Worse than some Americans. Every year, when it starts ro snow, freeway/highway pileups and HUGE traffic jams are inevitable.
Germany enjoys the distinction of having invented these. They were part of Hitlers program after he got elected. He employed many thousands of unemployed people building them, though their real purpose was far more sinister...
The TGV (Train à grand vitesse) is overrated. I've been on the TGV 'Au Coeur' from Zurich to Paris and it was so slow... Tilting trains are much better suited to rail conditions outside of dedicated highspeed track, which was mainly in between Dijon and Paris Gare de Lyon.
attitide to nudity (esp. women)
That's more a European (excluding the UK) thing. Have you seen German television after midnight? If so, I doubt you'd be claiming the French are the most liberal as far as nudity is concerned.
I've always thought the French state-subsidised move industry existed more to satisfy French cultural need than actually make a profit. I doubt a great deal of French films break even.
Yeah, OK. But there are plenty of other places that make wine as good as or better than the French now. It's just that people have the idea that French wine is somehow superior to everyone else's wine.
; of course there are more but even all these reasons not to hate the French don't make up for the fact that they are a distasteful bunch of garlic smelling,
It isn't just the French that smell of garlic, you know...
Let's not hold their eating habits against them. There are far less palatable dishses served than frog... like escargot.
Oh come one... wait for Le Pen to actually get *elected* before calling 'em facists. Though I do see a kind of irony in that France was one of the loudest critics of FPÖ president Joerg Haider. OTOH, it will indeed be interesting to see how you react if and when the BNP get 30% of the votes.
I never knew wineo was an adjective. I think the words you were looking for is whining bastards.
 Instead of a legal speed limit, Germany's Autobahnen have a so called Richtgeschwindigkeit or recommended speed (normally 130 km/h). You can go faster than this you want, but if your going faster causes an accident, you are considered responsible for it.
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