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After the very successful German thread I was curious to see what people associate France with. I live 5 mins away from the french border and so i know very well what's goinf on in the country.

here it goes

AF of course
http://www.airliners.nl/images/SH_150702_AirFrance_F-GRXA.jpg

STRIKES !


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...oh good lord, this is gonna be rich Big grin
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Heh..this thread is gonna be fun  biggrin 



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Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:31 pm

Some of these are actually funny!

But this thread is begging for Logan22L's pic of JGPH1A!

Where is it John?  Smile
 
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Are you trying to blind me with that last picture Moe?
 
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Quoting Jasepl (Reply 9):
Are you trying to blind me with that last picture Moe?

Ahhh you're alive... it did the trick  Wink
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Quoting FlyAUA (Reply 10):
Ahhh you're alive... it did the trick

Ha ha! I've been passed out drunk all week-end long. And now it's finally Monday evening. I'm going to go home and pass out again!
 
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French cuisine and wine


The City of Light - especially Montmartre and Quartier Latin, Tour d'Eiffel, Arc de Triomphe.


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Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:14 pm

Wow... it took one reply. I didn't know some of you are that obsessed. Sad.
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Also good cooking :
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Gambas au feu de pommes (Mediterranean prawn dish)
Recipe by Michel Bruneau from the "La Bourride" restaurant in Caen
Ingredients and quantity to serve 4 people.
12 to 16 Mediterranean prawns according to size.
130 grams of � salt butter.
One spoonful of olive oil
8 sprigs of fresh thyme.
Milled salt and pepper.
10 cl of Calvados Grand Solage from Boulard
One bunch of plain parsley.
Salt and pepper your Mediterranean prawns. In a large frying pan, brown your Mediterranean prawns for 5 to 6 mins using half of the butter and the olive oil. Add the Calvados and the thyme and flamb�. Add the remaining butter and finish cooking for 3 to 4 mins. Complete by decorating with the parsley.
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Etag� de veau de Charlevoix aux champignons Portabello, cr�meuse de pommes de Rougemont flamb�es au Calvados (Layered veal and mushroom dish)
Recipe by Christian L�v�que from the Intercontinental in Montreal
400 g of veal fillet
2 Portobello mushrooms
2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
45 g of butter
1 apple cut into squares
2 chopped shallots
30 ml of Calvados Boulard
80 ml of veal stock or demi-glace sauce.
125 ml of fresh cream
250 g of spinach
QS salt and pepper
10 fresh oregano leaves.
Cut the veal fillet into twelve round slices, and salt and pepper these. Slice the mushrooms. Heat up the oil and 15 g of butter in a deep frying pan. Seal the veal for 1 minute on each side (till the meat is pink) and put it to one side. Shallow fry the mushrooms in 15 g of butter and put to 1 side. Add the diced apples and allow them to sweat for 3 minutes. Add the chopped shallots and cook for one minute. Flamb� the mixture in Boulard Calvados. Add the veal stock and the cream, reducing the initial volume by a quarter. Check the seasoning. Shallow fry the spinach leaves in the rest of the butter, adding salt and pepper. On a plate, build up a stack using the Portobello mushrooms, alternating these layers with the veal medallions and the spinach. Possibly decorate with a chanterelle. Pour the sauce around your �tag� de Veau and decorate with fresh oregano.
Chef's tip : As the subtle tastes of apple in Calvados Boulard combines so well with the delicate juices of the meat, it is ideal for use in the preparation of saut�ed white meat.
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Poulet en Cocotte (chicken casserole)
Recipe by Michel Bruneau, from the "La Bourride" restaurant in Caen.
Ingredients and quantity to serve 4 people.
One top quality chicken without giblets
50 g of butter
500 g of apples (rennets)
8 small shallots
10 cl of Calvados Grand Solage from Boulard
Juice of 1 pressed orange
Milled salt and pepper.
Season the inside of the chicken and tie it. In your casserole dish (or in the oven) brown all sides of your chicken with the butter. Cook for 20 minutes turning it and basting. Sprinkle with the Calvados and flamb�. Surround this with cored and peeled apples, cut into eight. Continue cooking slowly, basting often.
Cut the chicken and place it on a plate or dish. Place the apples around the chicken. Cover with the sauce
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Tartes aux pommes de Grand-M�re (Grandma's apple tart)
Ingredients to serve 8 people For the shortcrust pastry :
500 g of flour
150 g of caster sugar
5 egg yolks
300 g of creamed butter
For the tart :
800 g of apples (rennets, boskop)
Lemon juice
10 g of butter
40 g of caster sugar
Juice of 1 orange
50 g of split almonds
+ 40 g of sugar
10 cl of Calvados Grand Solage from Boulard.
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The night before: mix all the ingredients for the shortcrust pastry and leave this to stand.
On the day of cooking: spread out your pastry and place it in a large flan dish, having coated the bottom with butter and sugar. Slice the apples roughly and cook them for 5 minutes in the butter in a frying pan with sugar (40 g). Put the sweetened apples in the tart and cook right away in the oven at 180� for10 minutes. At this point you should add the orange juice and the lemon juice. Sprinkle with almonds and sugar (40 g). Sprinkle with Calvados and complete cooking (20 mins).
Serve while still warm.
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Sorbet granit� � la pomme verte (green apple sorbet)
Recipe from Michel Bruneau of the "La Bourride" restaurant in Caen.
Ingredients to serve 4 people.
4 Granny Smith apples (500 g)
Lemon juice
30 cl of syrup at 30�
(300 g of caster sugar boiled with 30 cl of water)
80 cl of Calvados Grand Solage Boulard.
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The night before: Finely slice your apples which should not be peeled but which should have the core and pips removed. Put them in the freezer for the night sprinkled with lemon juice. On the day of cooking: Pour your warm syrup over the frozen apples. Mix them finely right away and put them away to cool in an ice cream maker. Once the sorbet is ready, serve it "as is" (simply sprinkled with a drop of Calvados), during or at the end of your meal.
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And beside good wines, there also are such "things" like Calvados, P�re Williams, Armagnac, etc
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:35 pm

Here we go:

I love Paris:




Art:



I want it back!  Smile


Chefs:


I hate them:


Heheheheh:


I hate them, because our Vino and Spumante are better  Wink



I like it very much:
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Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:07 pm

Though technically from Corsica, which Wikipedia defines as a region of France, who can forget Aliz�e



Or was this just an excuse for another pic of her?  Wink
 
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Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:19 pm

Lol Airbuz, that's funny because when we had a student exchange with an italian highscool at Bologna, all but one italian female students had hairy armpits.  Wink
 
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Even the Kyrgystan Post Office have a sure taste...

 
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Quoting AOMlover (Reply 21):
Lol Airbuz, that's funny because when we had a student exchange with an italian highscool at Bologna, all but one italian female students had hairy armpits. Wink

Heheh  Smile I was joking about a common stereotype... By the way that girl was at least nice? Big grin
 
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All those pics against France make me piss off... Because this is false:



And this is true:



At least Chirac didn't lie about the Iraq war...
 
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Hehe Airbuzz, she was my penfriend, and she was delicious ! lucky me  Wink
 
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Quoting Airbuzz (Reply 25):
All those pics against France make me piss off... Because this is false:

No point in trying to tell FATM Republicans a truth they don't like...  Sad
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before someone want's to post it.... please no KLM pictures  Wink
 
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Can someone explain to me this purported French reputation for cowardice? What does it relate to, and what are some examples of it.

Thanks.
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Le Sacre Coeur

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A good Brie



Some Calvados



The ugliest carrier to ever sail the seas

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JGPH...errr...Napoleon



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Quoting Cfalk (Reply 33):
All laughing aside, the sad thing is that the "glib, highly ahistorical, right-wing, Francophobe c**p" as you call it is in essence true.

Really? Let’s just pick a few of your examples, and since I am not cutting and pasting you’ll have to be satisfied with just a few:

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 31):
- American Revolution
- In a move that will become quite familiar to future Americans, France claims a win even though the English colonists saw far more action.

Actually, the war is a stalement with the British holding the most important commercial centers and ports (Phila., NY, Charlestown, but not Boston) and the colonists controlling the hinterlands. French form 2/3rds of the triangle envelopment at Yorktown that forces the surrender of the largest British army in NA under Cornwallis, and leads to peace terms two years later. Meaning the battle of Yorktown was more a French victory than one for the colonists.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 31):
- Wars of Religion
- France goes 0-5-4 against the Huguenots

Huh? It is painful for me to write, but the Huguenots were utterly defeated at La Rochelle, 1628, and toleration of French Protestants was withdrawn about fifty years later by Louis XIV. Most Huguenots left. If you don't believe me, visit New Rochelle, Faneuil Hall, or the Upper East Side.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 31):
- French Revolution
- Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was also French.

Actually, defeated several foreign armies including the vaunted Prussian army (the "best" in Europe at the time), Austrian Army, Russian Army as well as the Turkish army in a remarkable amphibious expedition. Conquered large tracks of Europe that France had desired for years including Holland, Belgium, Northern Italy etc... The uprisings in the interior (such as the Vendee) that you allude to were a minor sideshow.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 31):
- The Napoleonic Wars
- Lost. Temporary victories (remember the First Rule!) due to leadership of a Corsican, who ended up being no match for a British footwear designer.
- Should be noted that the Grand Armee was largely (~%50) composed of non-Frenchmen after 1804 or so. Mainly disgruntled minorities and anti-monarchists. Not surprisingly, these performed better than the French on many occasions.

Actually, the reverse is true. The French army is unstoppable between 1805 and 1808, when it is almost 100% French. Napoleon starts losing battles in 1809 and continues to lose them until 1814/1815, when the French army is yoked with unenthusiastic foreign contingents. For ten years, Napoleon defeats every power in Europe and rules the largest dominion in Europe since the Roman Empire. Only hubris defeats him.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 33):
Like I said at the end of my previous post, the WWI reference was one place where I disagreed. France did pay a huge cost in blood.

Now you’re backing and filling…coward! At least have some courage to go with your prejudice.

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 33):
I submit to you however that that blood was largely spilt because the French Generals and Marshals (who were in overall charge of the Western Front) were listless old farts who thought they were fighting the Franco-Prussian war.

That’s irrelevant. Your little cut and paste job, attacked French manhood and courage, not French military competence. Perhaps you should have read your post, before your posted it.
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Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:07 am

I don't have a pic.But I have a link.

Oh-La-La! In the 80's and 90's.

Beautiful French goddess,Sophie Marceau.


http://users.skynet.be/bs246691/

A couple of movies:The Firelight,The World Is Not Enough(Bond)

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Quoting Spinzels (Reply 29):
Can someone explain to me this purported French reputation for cowardice? What does it relate to, and what are some examples of it.

It's just a load of bs coming from right-wing Americans who think the French have to be grateful and subservient 'til kingdom come because they were liberated by the US, and no one but the US, damn it! Other than that, those Americans who spew the gibberish probably can't stand the idea of some other nation also thinking it is the Grande Nation.

A few Brits also happily jump the bandwagon, but they do actually have a point for Franco-British relations have always been, well, "interesting". Both nations have a huge superiority complex and still think they've got some sort of empire to support their claims... silly folks!

The latter "conflict" is of course funnier to watch due to the unique British sense of humour and the complete carelessness of the French.

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Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:24 am

OK....so we can either take this thread in the humor it was intended for, and the mere title is an invitation to humorous roasting, however some people here seem to want to get hurt feelings....

so we can either post these kinds of photos

of Saddam visiting a French nuclear reactor with Mssr. Chirac, or we can just try and be funny.

(Oh, and by the way Spinzels, the French did not come into the American revolution until after the hard times were passed, and it was in order to distract the British from the wider conflicts they had with the French. Also the Prussians did seem to have the last laugh over Napoleon at Waterloo. I must remind you that it is the war that counts, not individual battles. A lesson well learned by leaders from Washington to Giap. I could keep going but it would defeat my intent to bring this thread back to what it was intended to be.)

Lets keep it lighthearted instead.

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Quoting Aloges (Reply 34):
It's just a load of bs coming from right-wing Americans who think the French have to be grateful and subservient 'til kingdom come because they were liberated by the US, and no one but the US, damn it! Other than that, those Americans who spew the gibberish probably can't stand the idea of some other nation also thinking they the Grande Nation.

My attitude towards the French was completely neutral until about 15 years ago, when I moved to within a few miles of the French border (Geneva), and on a few occasions worked in France, including a year in Paris. I have come to the conclusion, based on years of on-the-spot study, that France is a beautiful and wonderful country, but unfortunately occupied by French people.

As for the U.S. in WWI and II, I have already stated my opinion of American involvement in WWI - well-timed but negligable overall. In WWII, it was the Russians who paid the price in blood to bleed the German army down to a size small enough to allow the U.S. and Britain to invade. Russia deserves 80% of the credit, Britain 15%, and U.S. 5%, IMHO. The less said about the French contribution, or lack thereof, the better.

Quoting Spinzels (Reply 32):
French form 2/3rds of the triangle envelopment at Yorktown that forces the surrender of the largest British army in NA under Cornwallis, and leads to peace terms two years later. Meaning the battle of Yorktown was more a French victory than one for the colonists.

That was one battle. Just one. How many battles had there been over the previous 6 years? The claim was simply that the U.S. military fought most of that war. And, by the way, very little is said about the backstabbing a few years later, when French ships started attacking and looting U.S. merchant shipping.

Quoting Spinzels (Reply 32):
Actually, defeated several foreign armies including the vaunted Prussian army (the "best" in Europe at the time), Austrian Army, Russian Army as well as the Turkish army in a remarkable amphibious expedition.

Right. Under a foreign-born leader. A foreign-born leader led Germany to similar stupidity some 140 years leader. Interesting parallel, eh? I wouldn't be so proud of Nappy. He was a butcher.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 34):
A few Brits also happily jump the bandwagon, but they do actually have a point for Franco-British relations have always been, well, "interesting". Both nations have a huge superiority complex and still think they've got some sort of empire to support their claims... silly folks!

I think you hit the nail on the head there, Aloges. Many nations have a superiority complex. Some of them, like Britain, Japan, and U.S., are fairly deserved based on economic or military prowess, past or present. What bugs me is that France has done no more, economically or militarilly, than, say Norway or Spain, in the past few hundred years, but they still act as they are the glitter on all that shines. It's misplaced arrogance.

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Quoting Cfalk (Reply 36):
Russia deserves 80% of the credit, Britain 15%, and U.S. 5%, IMHO. The less said about the French contribution, or lack thereof, the better.

Then France is Russia(Soviet) in WWII without the short term of Brits/US.
The people of Great Britain did get the "Blitz"
and pay with ultimate price of civilian dead in WW2.

Sour Grapes I would say.US has always been looked
at as the "Big Bad Wolf", International speaking.
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Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:08 am

Quoting Psa53 (Reply 37):
Then France is Russia(Soviet) in WWII without the short term of Brits/US.
The people of Great Britain did get the "Blitz"
and pay with ultimate price of civilian dead in WW2.

The Soviets lost some 25 million people in that war. The British losses, while important, were tiny next to that. I think the "Blitz" cost the lives of around 25,000.

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Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:20 am

Quoting Cfalk (Reply 38):
The Soviets lost some 25 million people in that war. The British losses, while important, were tiny next to that. I think the "Blitz" cost the lives of around 25,000.

I agree the Soviet/Russian nation had to endure unthinkable punishment
and their losses were much higher.
WW2 is one of my favorite subjects.And kept in mind.I hate bloodshed.
But British first,then Allies,also had to do Battle of Britain,Atlantic,North
Africa and Itatlian.
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Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:24 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 35):
OK....so we can either take this thread in the humor it was intended for, and the mere title is an invitation to humorous roasting, however some people here seem to want to get hurt feelings....

You can’t help yourself, you criticize my posts for being too serious and off-topic and then in the very next sentence you yourself start addressing the detailed substance of my posts!  smile  My point was just that humor should have a little bit of truth to it, and there wasn’t any truth in the canard that the French are cowards. And thanks, but this thread was going fine without your kind offer to police its content.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 35):
Oh, and by the way Spinzels, the French did not come into the American revolution until after the hard times were passed,

 confused  I thought you wanted a lighthearted thread...Anyway, I do agree with you, but your observation is irrelevant. The Colonists would not have won the battle of Yorktown without French help (they wouldn’t have even fought it without French help, the operations were jointly planned, of course), and the Battle of Yorktown was the decisive event that completed their successful rebellion.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 35):
and it was in order to distract the British from the wider conflicts they had with the French.

Again, that’s true but irrelevant. The French motives were hardly pure, motives of nations rarely are...the colonists probably the least pure motives of all parties involved.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 35):
Also the Prussians did seem to have the last laugh over Napoleon at Waterloo

Perhaps at Waterloo, but you know I can’t find Prussia on a map anymore, even a detailed German one. Whereas France is right there where it has been since 1429. So I think we know who had the last laugh.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 35):
I must remind you that it is the war that counts, not individual battles.

Thanks but I don't need the reminder, neither do the French. They've won plenty of wars, and when they've lost battles and wars it is typically horrible incompetance (Crecy, Agincourt, Sedan, Verdun, Somme) marring remarkable courage.

Quoting DL021 (Reply 35):
Lets keep it lighthearted instead.

 bigthumbsup  Okay, you first.
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RE: Post A Pic... What Do You Associate With France?

Tue Jul 26, 2005 7:30 am

CFalk:

Just curious, what happened to your original posts #31 and #33...they seem to have disappeared.

Thx.
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RE: Post A Pic... What Do You Associate With Franc

Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:21 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 35):
Lets keep it lighthearted instead.

bigthumbsup Okay, you first.


Hey, I posted photos of sunflowers and deux chevaux...how much more lighthearted can one get?

BTW...the following battles were lost by the French to the Prussians:

"Sedan, Verdun, Somme) marring remarkable courage." after Waterloo, and Prussia is certainly now a primary part of Germany so I guess the point is once again moot. Oh, and I think it's completely unnecessary of you to lecture me, whose uncle served in Algeria, who has actually gone into combat along with French troops in N.Africa and SW Asia, on their courage. It's the political courage and will (or lack thereof) of their leaders and their society that has always caused them the problems.

Do we continue to play "Let's Have the Last Word" or do we unhijack the thread which was not going well with people posting photos of silly crap that took this beyond funny and into confrontational?

OK...I'll try again....

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RE: Post A Pic... What Do You Associate With France?

Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:24 pm

Will it take a Frog to bring this thread back to its original track (humour, that was)?

No probs, je suis là.

Ian and Spinzels, you are both right. No, it makes no sense questioning our "manhood" (even the term is misleading since women paid a hefty price to wars throughout history), there have been lots of courageous (even suicidal at times) people in France, just like there have been lots of cowards.

That does not make us any different from Americans, Japanese, Lebanese or whoever you may think of.

What does plague France, though, is a rotten political class, full of incompetent, arrogant, ignorant morons who have undermined our efforts to make this country more liveable. And yes, a political class is in many ways the mirror of a society's deepest instincts. This shows that the French have a tendency to listen to demagogues and to indulge in some sort of complacency after a period of great change/progress/tragedy.

Do I condemn this? Absolutely.

Will this situation change in the future? It will have to, or we might just as well fall into under-development (terrible for the wallet) and oblivion (terrible for the ego, which is far worse since we have such a bloated ego).

 Smile

Now back to humour. I love that French army knife!!!!  rotfl 

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PPPS: French women do shave.

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RE: Post A Pic... What Do You Associate With France?

Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:30 pm

Its been requested:
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RE: Post A Pic... What Do You Associate With France?

Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:35 pm



The pic is a bit to small to be readable... so who'll find out what it is ?
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RE: Post A Pic... What Do You Associate With France?

Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:27 pm

Quoting Airboeing (Reply 45):
The pic is a bit to small to be readable... so who'll find out what it is ?

La Declaration des Droits de l'Homme ?
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Tee hee hee hee





 
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RE: Post A Pic... What Do You Associate With France?

Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:07 pm

Bravo !

and as not a lot of people know, it was inspired from the american declaration of independance of the 4th july 1776  Smile, but it had a larger impact on the world.

Now, something I'm really fond of :

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RE: Post A Pic... What Do You Associate With France?

Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:45 pm

Yes but Airboeing, some would say that the American declaration of Indepedance was inspired by the typically French "esprit des Lumi�res"  Wink

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