Les Miserables: Gloomy French must copy English

Mar 27, 2013 Full story: The First Post 160

THE French are utterly miserable and the only way they can become happier is to be more like the English, argues a leading Parisian academic.

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OrangePeeling

London, UK

#22 Apr 6, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>You may have a point there, but the fact is that Paris applied to hold the Games, and London was found to be more attractive.
I don't think it had anything to do with infrastructure and transport (probably worse in London) but the country's enthusiasm and "joie de vivre" displayed when the bids were presented.

Paris was defeated before it started: lack of interest from the population that see scandals everywhere and thrive on conspiracy theories.
London had ... Boris Johnson, a mayor who motivated everyone and became a stalwart for the Games.

Olympics are a PR exercise for a country, that's why they compete to organise them. They are not money-making businesses and can leave debts behind, depending how the organisers manage the assets later. I don't think we are doing too bad there, although the disposal of the main Olympic stadium to a local football club for a fraction of its value raised a fre eyebrows.
I have traveled many many places.

Transport in London is the best in all the world.

Since: Dec 06

One of Paris nicest district

#23 Apr 11, 2013
straa wrote:
The world wide web and the computer are British inventions, there has been nothing new from France in a hundred years LOL
While britain was inventing cloning, Ivf test tube babies, Vaccinations, antibiotics, DNA, telephone, television, tank, radar, sonar, jet engines,torpedoes, plastic, nylon, and so many many more, france were doing nothing LOL
What about stuying a delicious recette of pink lenses pancakes much more digestible than all that stuff ?

Since: Dec 06

One of Paris nicest district

#24 Apr 11, 2013
rio wrote:
I live in London, and I see no mess. We are very proud of our capital, unlike you who keep running Paris down!
There is a lot of self-loathing in France, not in UK.
We attract plenty of young French to come and live here, and many do.
We attract rather mature english people coming to live in South West of the country, balance of immigration is quite equal
sodoon

Indianapolis, IN

#25 Apr 12, 2013
The French have nasty, serious attitude problems. You people think you are so superior. Please. You aren't.

Since: Dec 06

One of Paris nicest district

#26 Apr 12, 2013
Well, for a French reading posts in Topix telling the French are this or that, repeating clichés as parrots, means having at least a good sense of humour
sodoon

Indianapolis, IN

#27 Apr 12, 2013
God forbid the idiots learn to speak the universal language
Alexandre le Grand

Athens, Greece

#28 Apr 12, 2013
sodoon wrote:
The French have nasty, serious attitude problems. You people think you are so superior. Please. You aren't.
We are. Get over it.

~A~
STOP

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Apr 12, 2013
Alexandre le Grand wrote:
<quoted text>We are. Get over it.

~A~
It's about time
straa

UK

#30 Apr 12, 2013
Alexandre le Grand wrote:
<quoted text>
We are. Get over it.
~A~
The French have always been inferiour, its something they accepted long ago, living in this ANGLO WORLD
rio

Beckenham, UK

#31 Apr 12, 2013
Alexandre le Grand is living his inferiority complex to the full.
hhhhmmmmm

Indianapolis, IN

#32 Apr 12, 2013
rio wrote:
Alexandre le Grand is living his inferiority complex to the full.
He left to make croissants
Alexandre le Grand

Athens, Greece

#33 Apr 12, 2013
hhhhmmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
He left to make croissants
Indianapolis, what a s-- hole it must be. Sucks to be living there, doesn't it?
You can only dream of Paris. How much you wish you could be there. Stick with your nascar races, your pickups trucks and fat chicks. Watch some wrestling as well!

Alexandre le Grand

Athens, Greece

#34 Apr 12, 2013
I wish I could watch cars race around a ring for hours and drink some sh -- tty budweiser beer with my redneck friends!!
hhhhmmmmm

Indianapolis, IN

#35 Apr 12, 2013
Alexandre le Grand wrote:
<quoted text>Indianapolis, what a s-- hole it must be. Sucks to be living there, doesn't it?
You can only dream of Paris. How much you wish you could be there. Stick with your nascar races, your pickups trucks and fat chicks. Watch some wrestling as well!
I suppose if I lived there, I would hate it.

Ever hear of a proxy server douchebag?
rio

Beckenham, UK

#36 Apr 12, 2013
Aleksander Macedonski has spoken!

BTW, modern Greek is to ancient Greek, what Italian is to Latin.

So, your comment about ancient Macedonians speaking Greek is flawed in your argument against the Republic of Macedonia.
Alexandre le Grand

Athens, Greece

#37 Apr 12, 2013
rio wrote:
Aleksander Macedonski has spoken!
BTW, modern Greek is to ancient Greek, what Italian is to Latin.
So, your comment about ancient Macedonians speaking Greek is flawed in your argument against the Republic of Macedonia.
well not really. modern Greek is actually closer to ancient greek, than italian or french is to latin.
I live in Greece now, I know this stuff!
rio

Beckenham, UK

#38 Apr 12, 2013
Alexandre le Grand wrote:
<quoted text>
well not really. modern Greek is actually closer to ancient greek, than italian or french is to latin.
I live in Greece now, I know this stuff!
You must know that today's Greeks cannot understand Ancient Greek unless they learn it: it's "langue morte", just like Latin. It even has a different alphabet.

So, you cannot expect people from the Republic of Macedonia to speak Greek either.

You may live in Greece, but some people have visited Greece in the past, you know. So, for you it's the "Stockholm syndrom", isn't it?

Since: Dec 06

One of Paris nicest district

#39 Apr 13, 2013
hhhhmmmmm wrote:
I suppose if I lived there, I would hate it.
Ever hear of a proxy server douchebag?
Well, I live in Paris and enjoy it http://cailleratdelatessy.net/wp-content/uplo...

Since: Dec 06

One of Paris nicest district

#40 Apr 14, 2013
rio wrote:
We attract plenty of young French to come and live here, and many do. They like our open society and our "go-and-get-it" mentality.
These young French have benefited with almost free scolar and university fees, so that they can easily compete with young Brits which didn't have opportunity to have universitary studies, there nothing to be proud of
alexandrre

Athens, Greece

#41 Apr 14, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
You must know that today's Greeks cannot understand Ancient Greek unless they learn it: it's "langue morte", just like Latin. It even has a different alphabet.
So, you cannot expect people from the Republic of Macedonia to speak Greek either.
You may live in Greece, but some people have visited Greece in the past, you know. So, for you it's the "Stockholm syndrom", isn't it?
wrong again! ancient greek is more like ancient french, so greek people can understand quite a lot of it. in any case the letters were the same. go read some history books you idoit!!

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