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The French Education System Rocks!  
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2210 times:



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User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2876 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

LOL, you saw that too, pretty hilarious. I really can't believe that anyone would think that the sun rotates around the Earth. I mean, he probably confused France with the Earth.


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Maybe more than half of France still thinks the Earth is the center of the universe.

User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2732 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
LOL, you saw that too, pretty hilarious. I really can't believe that anyone would think that the sun rotates around the Earth. I mean, he probably confused France with the Earth.

This is a brave thread to post from your side of the pond.



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2732 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

Yes, this lot seem pretty dim. I'm not going to sink to the posting the thousands of similar American clips from Youtube, because most of us have seem them, but while we're at it, some perspective from our friend Bill Maher:

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=yKS0yISz6xQ



When all's said and done, there'll be more said than done.
User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Maybe more than half of France still thinks the Earth is the center of the universe.

If you had any schooling you would know that the center of the universe is my  butthead 



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Oh christ  rotfl   rotfl 

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 4):
I'm not going to sink to the posting the thousands of similar American clips from Youtube

Point is that in those clips, it's always the candidate awfully failing, while here, it was the candidate *plus* almost 60% of the audience Big grin


User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Thread starter):

Using that to make a judgement about the French education system is at best shortsighted. I have at least 20 friends from French schools who applied to top US universities and walked through them like a breeze, and these included MIT, Stanford (my brother), G-Tech, Cal-Tech, UCLA and Harvard. Yes, you read it right, a breeze. French School + US University is a very comfortable and advantageous combination.

That being said, and with all due respect, it is safe to say that the US contains a disturbingly high level of ignorance in a surprisingly high number of people, more than any other nation I've visited or known people from.


Kay


User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Quoting Kay (Reply 7):

Just a wild guess but I don't think the thread starter was being very serious.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8763 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 5):
If you had any schooling you would know that the center of the universe is my

...and that God created it ten thousand years ago!

[Edited 2007-07-21 18:36:11]


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 8):
Just a wild guess but I don't think the thread starter was being very serious.

Indeed  rotfl   rotfl  No need to go all mental about it. However all th ebragging made me laugh, so thanks for that Big grin


User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 9):
..and that God created it ten thousand years ago!

... and it still looks shiny and bright and is still as smooth as a babies butt.



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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1822 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

and Americans are smart, are they?

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=x0Ocleo3YWg



Jokes apart, guys, such fools are everywhere. Juts let em be.



Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2011 times:

   How embarrassing!! I could have gotten that right when I was like 5 or 6 years old. And does anyone know what the amount of money that question was worth?

Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 12):
and Americans are smart, are they?

Who said that?         You're mixing up Canadians and Americans  

[Edited 2007-07-21 20:29:22]


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User currently offlineSQ948 From Germany, joined May 2007, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

At least Americans are not stupid


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Whose got the most or least thickos pissing contest aside, I'd never count anything like this from a TV studio, when most normal people would be under at least some stress, what with lights, pressure of time, the studio audience and the fact that millions are watching, I could never face that, not for a million £!
Not being a professional, polished politician, actor or TV presenter, cannot help much either.


User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Thread starter):
The French Education System Rocks!

Too right. But probably not for the reasons you think. If it stinks it is because it produces millions of over-educated unemployable jaded wasters.

If anything, the French school system is too elitist and tough.

Which, as the clip shows, can be massively counterproductive...  sarcastic 


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1801 times:

What rotates about what depends on your frame of reference. Given the vague question, both the sun and the moon are correct answers.

User currently offlineReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months ago) and read 1666 times:

I heard a while back that the audience for 'Millionaire' in the U.K., when called upon, would give the wrong answer on purpose just to $%#@ with the contestant. This could also apply to the French. Just a thought.

Some might say it is unfair to paint every citizen with the same brush. However, check out: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=kLXRVvA6T9k
the best part is at Columbia and Harvard Universities.

[Edited 2007-07-24 06:09:13]

User currently offlineToulouse From Switzerland, joined Apr 2005, 2759 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 4):
but while we're at it, some perspective from our friend Bill Maher:

Brilliant!



Long live Aer Lingus!
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Quoting ArniePie (Reply 8):
Just a wild guess but I don't think the thread starter was being very serious.

I'd go out on a limb and say it's related to this thread:

The American Education System Rocks! (by Runway23 Jul 21 2007 in Non Aviation)

Come on folks, it's just a bunch of fun - sheesh!


User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2334 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1567 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 6):
oint is that in those clips, it's always the candidate awfully failing, while here, it was the candidate *plus* almost 60% of the audience

This is what was the most shocking thing about this clip. I mean the guy seemed nervous, I mean who hasn't gone blank? But 56% of the audience chose the SUN!!  Wow!

Amazing...

Boaz.



"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

The question was phrased wrong.
It shoudl have been:
"What rotates arounf France"
and the answer is "The World"
 Wink


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

I love the fact that there was a similar thread going against Americans which everyone had a good laugh about.. Now there something against the French...God Forbid an American takes a shot at someone not an American.... Some of you need to get a sense of humor..

Quoting Kay (Reply 7):
That being said, and with all due respect, it is safe to say that the US contains a disturbingly high level of ignorance in a surprisingly high number of people, more than any other nation I've visited or known people from.




Go big or go home
User currently offlineAirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1):
I mean, he probably confused France with the Earth.

Maybe they are Catholics?

Quoting OzGlobal (Reply 4):
similar American clips

Good, glad to see a few. People are funny just being people.



Get someone else for your hero worship fetish
25 Post contains images Windshear : Where is that quote from? What an assumption my G-d! I have met ignorant Americans, but of course also Europeans... But at least Americans are warmer
26 Sean1234 : From what frame of reference does the sun rotate around the earth?
27 Sean1234 : Oh, I guess I see what you mean- rotate instead of orbit.
28 777236ER : From our reference! Re. orbits, the Earth doesn't orbit the Sun, they both orbit the barycentre. It just so happens that the Sun-Earth barycentre is
29 Sean1234 : Are you talking about orbit or rotation though?
30 777236ER : I don't quite get the distinciton. Yes, orbit is more accurate because it directly implies rotation about another body, not a reference axis like rot
31 Sean1234 : Well if the center of mass is in the sun still, even if not at the center, isn't the earth still orbiting the sun rather than some point in space betw
32 777236ER : Nope, because the sun wobbles - it's orbiting the barycentre too.
33 AA61Hvy : Take a look again Windshear, reply 7
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