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Response to BillStein (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 10:49 AM

2. Probably during or shortly after WWII ...

I've heard some rumblings that part of it was due to:

1. The French being "smelly"/"not using deodorant"/"too much perfume" (hmm ... in the U.S. there was the "take your Saturday night bath, whether you need it or not, so who's smelly?). Part of that being that, during the war, soap was probably hard to get ...

2. The French being "rude" ... I've heard that the French style of education is based on being #1 ... so, if you're #1, and you know it, you might appear "rude" ...

3. The occupation of France by the Germans ... "the surrender", forgetting that there was a Resistance ...

4. The downright egotism and arrogance of Americans.

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