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    Lets be honest France has:
    -Better food
    -Better weather
    -Better looking cities and towns on average
    -Better landscape
    -More space
    -More educated and cultured people
    -Much prettier and nicer girls
    -More confident and cool guys
    -Seen worldwide as the greatest example of European/Western culture (alongside Germany arguably)
    -They work less
    -But earn more
    -No binge drinking culture
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    Seems that British people really hate the French but the French don't care about the British, if it wasn't for London French people would probably forget that Britain exists.
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    I'd say it's because the French keep picking fights with the Germans, which they are in no position to win. Thus, the English have to tool up and head over there to save them, at horrendous expense, also because of the Hundred Years War. We won all but two of the twenty odd major battles, but rather unsportingly the French won the war and regained control of their own country.
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    (Original post by Tsubasawings)
    I'd say it's because the French keep picking fights with the Germans, which they are in no position to win. Thus, the English have to tool up and head over there to save them, at horrendous expense, also because of the Hundred Years War. We won all but two of the twenty odd major battles, but rather unsportingly the French won the war and regained control of their own country.
    French people are moving from France because they are being taxed to absolute ****. They aren't earning a lot these days taking this into account.

    I've also heard from French born minorities now living in the uk that France is hideously and openly racist. That immediately makes it far worse than the UK even though the UK has xenophobia issues.

    I also know a few white french people who say that they find France snobby and they like the eclecticness of expression in the UK in terms of fashion and art.



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    (Original post by Crongety)
    Lets be honest France has:
    -Better food
    -Better weather
    -Better looking cities and towns on average
    -Better landscape
    -More space
    -More educated and cultured people
    -Much prettier and nicer girls
    -More confident and cool guys
    -Seen worldwide as the greatest example of European/Western culture (alongside Germany arguably)
    -They work less
    -But earn more
    -No binge drinking culture
    ETC

    Seems that British people really hate the French but the French don't care about the British, if it wasn't for London French people would probably forget that Britain exists.
    Because WW1 and WW2 were a direct result of their incompetence.
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    (Original post by Crongety)
    Lets be honest France has:
    -Better food
    -Better weather
    -Better looking cities and towns on average
    -Better landscape
    -More space
    -More educated and cultured people
    -Much prettier and nicer girls
    -More confident and cool guys
    -Seen worldwide as the greatest example of European/Western culture (alongside Germany arguably)
    -They work less
    -But earn more
    -No binge drinking culture
    ETC

    Seems that British people really hate the French but the French don't care about the British, if it wasn't for London French people would probably forget that Britain exists.
    do british people hate france...? do you have any evidence to back that up?
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    Weather, landscape, space yeah. However we are coast on all sides. Plus loads of their towns are ****. That said I do prefer Paris to London, it's awesome. As for the food, it's like Italy, not quite as much though, in that some places it will be just French, not major cities clearly. I'd rather have the countless food options from around the world that Britain offers than a national cuisine deemed superior and less options. The girls are definitely more intellectual, and not ashamed of being so in that way English people are, and more civilised, intelligent, and interesting.
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    What makes you think British people hate france?

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    (Original post by Crongety)
    Lets be honest France has:
    -Better food
    -Better weather
    -Better looking cities and towns on average
    -Better landscape
    -More space
    -More educated and cultured people
    -Much prettier and nicer girls
    -More confident and cool guys
    -Seen worldwide as the greatest example of European/Western culture (alongside Germany arguably)
    -They work less
    -But earn more
    -No binge drinking culture
    ETC

    Seems that British people really hate the French but the French don't care about the British, if it wasn't for London French people would probably forget that Britain exists.
    I'm half French and half British and I think this message is dumb as hell. Britain is better than France in a lot of ways and vice versa.
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    i adore France... it is super-chouette
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    british people don't care about france
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    Weather, landscape, space yeah. However we are coast on all sides. Plus loads of their towns are ****. That said I do prefer Paris to London, it's awesome. As for the food, it's like Italy, not quite as much though, in that some places it will be just French, not major cities clearly. I'd rather have the countless food options from around the world that Britain offers than a national cuisine deemed superior and less options. The girls are definitely more intellectual, and not ashamed of being so in that way English people are, and more civilised, intelligent, and interesting.
    The food in general is lower quality. There are more options but unless you really seek out places it isn't generally that great. Brits are very easily impressed with strong tasting, colourful food so tend to overrate asian cuisines and underrate european cuisines.
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    France is a joke country lol
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    (Original post by jedanselemyia)
    I'm half French and half British and I think this message is dumb as hell. Britain is better than France in a lot of ways and vice versa.
    How is Britain better? I'm half french too.
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    (Original post by Crongety)
    How is Britain better? I'm half french too.
    It figures because you're being all chauvinistic
    Anyway... people are much nicer in Britain, administration is better, Brits are more open minded, work market is better, British made music is better (as in, British artists etc)...
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    Because they speak French.
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    Bad things about France:
    - snobby
    - racist
    - bureaucratic
    - corrupt
    - over-centralised
    - ghettoised cities
    - no demotic culture (e.g. football, music - they envy ours greatly)

    Good things about France:
    - literally everything else
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    (Original post by Tsubasawings)
    I'd say it's because the French keep picking fights with the Germans, which they are in no position to win. Thus, the English have to tool up and head over there to save them, at horrendous expense, also because of the Hundred Years War. We won all but two of the twenty odd major battles, but rather unsportingly the French won the war and regained control of their own country.
    As a frequenter of alternate history websites, the unanimous consensus is that had we won the HYW the centre of the empire would just have moved to Paris because France had the bigger population, more farmland and the kings were French anyway. We would be la France inférieure
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    We may have a binge drinking culture, but you could say that they have a binge smoking culture. I know which I'd rather be around.

    They f***** up twice in the world wars, when we had to save them both times. For that, we should have at least a slice of France or reparation payments.

    They're also very socialist. This makes it ****.

    They have huge ghettos in most cities that are no-go zones for most people, you will be watched and very often attacked if you don't leave. This is in the daytime too, just so dangerous that the police don't even go in. Whereas in the UK, could you say reasonably say that there is anywhere in the country, even inner city London, that it is 'unsafe' to go to during the daytime? Not really.
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    I do not hate the French. Indeed I have five relatives who live there and would have more had not the Nazis killed four of them.

    I like many aspects of French life and culture, especially in the south. I love many of their films ans style- they know how to dress stylishly. However, the nasty bit I recognise is that the Front Nationals have far too much support and are a far worse group than the worst bits of UKIP.
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    (Original post by jcwh97)
    What makes you think British people hate france?

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    Spent my childhood in a small, conservative, middle England town. My mum is half-french and her partner is also French. I used to hear disparaging comments about my mum's partner all time from certain locals, basically people saying things like 'why did she marry that French guy' ... 'ohh, I find the French completely pretentious' ... 'the French are arrogant' ... 'the French are rude and offensive'. Even in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo affair, apologists in the UK are attacking the French culture of laicité, and are criticising the ways in which certain publications in France are 'too outrageous about religions' and are trying to be deliberately 'tasteless' and 'offensive'. If anything France should be celebrated for not being slaves to religions but some people in UK (a hefty amount) wants to criticise them for their culture and disregard for religion in the public sphere.
 
 
 

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