Tag Archives: cultural differences

Quickie: Advice for Americans

This is just a quick post with a link to an excellent video from the website Comme Une Francaise which can give Americans some advice on how to behave in France.  This would be helpful for those of you travelling … Continue reading

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Freaking Out Frenchie

So the other night MB and I were sitting watching an episode of French Masterchef.  The contestants were in the middle of a challenge in which they had to create a thin hollow ball made of out sugar (not exactly … Continue reading

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The Chicken Dance

“Chicken happy can you monkey dance a cheese?” “Quoi?” “Chick-en happy can. You. Monkey. Dance. A cheese?” “I am sorry; I do not understand what you are saying.” I have decided that it would be hysterical to have my own … Continue reading

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Santé Death Stare

LASER EYES! Muhahahahaha!  I will over-power you with my vision!   (queue evil laugh again) In my mind, I see myself in a sort of Wonder-Woman-esque costume, hands on hips, with red lasers shooting out of my eyes. “Why you do … Continue reading

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Are the French aliens?

I have now sweated through my totally rad, hot pink sweat band; and droplets of moisture are starting to roll down my forehead.  I grab on with one hand and reach for my towel, mopping my face.  My god, how … Continue reading

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BAM! Frenchman Impressed!

By many, it is considered impossible to impress the French; I have, however, found a loophole. During my most recent trip to le boucherie with MB, the butcher started chatting to me about being American.  Apparently, he had been a … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Plastic Bubble

“Foux da fa fa?”  Says one girl.* “Feau de foux!  Foux da fa fa fa fa,” replies the boy she is talking to. “Mais oui, a le feau de foux a fa fa.  Ceau le le le foux de fa … Continue reading

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Eclipse Totale Sur Mon Coeur

Recently, I was out at a bar with France… Me:  Oooh!  I love this song! France:  What song?  (France looks around the bar casually, I suspect trying to find someone better to talk to) Me:  You know this song – … Continue reading

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Fromage Part II: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The French attitude towards cheese is sort of like the porn industry’s attitude towards sex…no matter how bizarre your tastes are; someone out there is making something for you. “Oh dear god, this is ridiculous.  MB – please, seriously!”  I … Continue reading

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They eat horses, don’t they?

Watch this clip from The Neverending Story:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y688upqmRXo. This is what went through my mind shortly after my first experience eating horse meat.  We had just bought if from the chevaline (horse butcher), and we came home and ate it … Continue reading

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