Something nice to say about the French?

#1
I saw the below on the recent posts page 'Random Quote' bit and having read it a couple of times, either Les Froggies are trying to bezzie us up into a new Reich with them and Das Fatherland or Sarkozy was after a shag with Her Maj!

Anyone got anything nice to say in return (apart from us Jocks with 'well done' in the footie ha, ha!)?

In your own time, carry on.....

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"The strength of the British people has always been that of a free people who take their own decisions and are ready for the greatest sacrifices to defend their freedom. How many invincible armadas has your nation defeated? How many battles has it won which everyone thought lost? Your nation has succeeded in taking up so many challenges which seemed out of reach precisely because it quite simply was convinced that its cause was right, because it had faith in itself, in its values, because in all circumstances it has demonstrated an unfailing determination and courage. In this respect, the Battle of Britain was a magnificent achievement. In the hearts and minds, even of those who fought against it, your nation has stood out through its respect of the Other, its tolerance, its way of life, its freedom of spirit which has been forged throughout a long history full of sound and fury. In all circumstances, it has succeeded in remaining itself, continued thinking for itself, and that was enough for it to embody in the eyes of many a human and political ideal. So many peoples of its former colonies have remained attached to it precisely because they had gained their freedom in the very name of the principles whose greatness it had shown them."

from Nicolas Sarkozy's speech to Parliament, 2008 (submitted by armchair_jihad)
 
#5
Here you go -

As far as this Government is concerned, history started in 1997. Everything that came before is bunk. We are supposed to feel guilty about our past.

We are now a nation run by a political class who give every impression of hating their own country and its history. They hold most of us who pay their wages in contempt.

Many of those clapping Sarkozy like performing seals as he spoke of the greatness of Britain are directly to blame for this state of affairs. They should curl up and die of shame.

We may not be seduced by his flattery, but it has taken a Frenchman to remind us why, despite the worst efforts of our modern political pygmies, we really do have every reason to be proud to be British.
Lots more at

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...ail.html?in_article_id=547848&in_page_id=1790
 
#6
Highflight said:
Are we sure he is French?? He doesn't sound like one.
I see where you're coming from with this, but perhaps he was demonstrating that most French of qualities - being a Cheese Eatting Surrender Monkey... :roll:
 

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#7
"Well, that's all very well and good by big nosed mucker from across the water, but just what do you plan on doing about our political pygmies? Have you brought us guns? Guillotines? If you have, welcome, if you haven't, goodbye"
 
#8
Highflight said:
Are we sure he is French?? He doesn't sound like one.
He's French but had Hungarian father and Spanish Jewish mother. Father was in Foreign Legion apparently. That explains it.
 
#9
The Enlightenment was French and Scottish (and a bit German), so there's that.

And the French have a cracking anthem....

I really enjoyed the Tour before the junkies took over...
 
#10
Something nice to say about the French?


They don't live in Britain?



I mean, after a millennium or so of conflict, followed by some serious "Au Secours" activity in the 20th C ... and then post-WW2 a major outbreak of "up yours NATO", and of course the great EU/UE ...

They're just our real good buddies :roll:

I avoid their wine, but the cheeses are OK.
 
#12
I prefere to let Edmund Blackadder comment on the French for me.

Mrs. Miggins: Bonjour, Monsiuer
Blackadder: Excuse me.
Mrs. Miggins: It's French.
Blackadder: So is eating frogs, cruelty to geese and urinating on the streets.

Blackadder: We hate the French! We fight wars against the French! Did all those men die in vain on the fields of Agincourt? Was the man who burned Joan of Arc just wasting good matches?
 
#13
Airfix said:
If you like em like ironing boards that is....
I think mi olde French mucker has been slipping her it in the rear end... accounting for the slipped disk. And yes to... Ironing boards and anyone know how to get sticky mess from between the keys of mi keyboard?
 
#14
BanjoBill said:
Airfix said:
If you like em like ironing boards that is....
I think mi olde French mucker has been slipping her it in the rear end... accounting for the slipped disk. And yes to... Ironing boards and anyone know how to get sticky mess from between the keys of mi keyboard?
Ah-Ha ... you said something nice about the French [in a sort of pan-European Italian way :wink: ]
 
#15
There's nothing wrong with the french, just as long as they stick to their side of the channel !
 
#17
They gave us the Foreign legion after all

Not to mention a good selection of fine wines, stick bread and volvic must remember the volvic
 
#18
I enjoyed the long weekend trip my 6th form took me on the other month.
But a stonede guy tried to kiss me.
And it was 9 euro a pint!
 
#20
blue_sophist said:
[Ah-Ha ... you said something nice about the French [in a sort of pan-European Italian way :wink: ]
Call me treacherous if you like... but I can't think of one good reason to say No to the beautiful French ladies... their men can go fek themselves AFAIC... same with the Italians.. oh and the hairy beavered Japanese yummy.. not keen on Aussie birds though, but I like the way American womens knickers seem to fall off the minute they hear an English accent.
 

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