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"french are coward who always surrender" -_-

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 10:00am

danielo

danielo

1,370 posts

well, firstly, im not french.

now, why the american public {and alot of other [non-french] western public start to belive that hte french are cowerds who always surrender?
for exmple, i just saw "that 70' show" {preety old, i know, but whatever i love it}. in one episode, red decline to sell there house to a french couple, because "they will give it to the first germans they will see".
and there is more in almost every other USA shows.

does no one remmember Napoleon? in the first world war, they won the war. there army was the one who fought in all the frontiers. in the second world war, the 'surrendered' after them and the british armies as lost.

so why peopels? why?

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 10:43am

314d1

314d1

3,510 posts

You see, many years ago there was this war. It was a big war. We called it "World War Two". Since it just happened right after WWI, many nations where still weakened from it. France was once such nation. France's defenses where weak, and since it has a really close border with Germany, the whole country was taken over in a matter of weak. And the French have been mocked for it ever since.

To be fair, the Italians surrendered basically as much, and where basically considered unnoteworthy even during the fighting as well, and where mocked just the same.

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 10:48am

Wifle24

Wifle24

34 posts

I agree with 314d1, france was not the only  country weakend from the war.and all because they have one bad leader you can't discriminate against them, just like Hitler and Germany,(by the way Hitler was Austrian)

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 11:42am

Moe

Moe

1,780 posts

As others have said, it has a lot to do with WWII.

However, sites like this don't help.  I have no idea how much is accurate, but I do find it hilarious.

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 12:22pm

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

600 posts

now, why the american public {and alot of other [non-french] western public start to belive that hte french are cowerds who always surrender?

A lot of Americans don't like Europe in general, and they just use this as one more way to make fun of them.

In Canada, I've met a lot of people who don't really like the French either, mainly because Quebec wants to separate and they use this as one more reason to dislike them.

Instructions on how to make French Flag:
Tools: Stick, Blank Flag, Red & Blue Markers
1. Tie Blank flag to stick
2. Throw away markers, don't use them
3. Wave new French flag is the Germans attack.

^It's just a joke.

(by the way Hitler was Austrian)

Wrong, he was Polish.

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 12:24pm

Jacen96

Jacen96

2,155 posts

Not only World War 2, but they lost a lot of battles against the English and were supported heavily by English and American forces in World War 1. The reason they lost in WWII was partly because instead of focusing money into mobile forces, like Germany did, they spent all of their money on the Maginot line.

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 12:55pm

Wifle24

Wifle24

34 posts

sorry ignore the one on top,

Wrong, he was polish

Wrong, he was(prodmenently)austrian,
i should know i can speak German fluently and have been to Germany twice, i am a expert on hitler, his actually was of jewish descent.

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 1:13pm

wolf1991

wolf1991

3,061 posts

In Canada, I've met a lot of people who don't really like the French either, mainly because Quebec wants to separate and they use this as one more reason to dislike them.

Yay ignorance!

No, the Bloc de Quebecois wants Quebec to separate, most Quebecers have gotten that out of their system. Canadians use this excuse in ignorance simply because people love stereotypes.

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 1:16pm

thepyro222

thepyro222

1,978 posts

This is a small game in the much larger scheme of "trolling." Every country makes fun of every other country. Like Americans get called fat, France surrenders, Italians love Pasta, and so forth. It's in a human's natural instinct to find reasons to dislike other things.

For a funny anime on the country stereotypes, look up Hetalia: axis Powers.

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 1:27pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,090 posts

his actually was of jewish descent.

doesn't the story go that 1 of the reasons he hated jews was because his father didn't got a job. instead some jew got it. and that his father cursed the jews at home. partualy forming adolf as we know him..

or something along those lines (his father didn't got work because of some jew)

anyway onopic.. the french are also stereotyped is gays. but at the same time it's seen as a romantic country....

it's all just bollocks.

 
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