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What does it mean to be French?

 
 
Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 12:50 am
I am completing a research project on the uniqueness of French culture and the idea of what being French is all about. I would appreciate any credible answers that I can then refer to in my essay Smile
 
fresco
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 01:39 am
@researchnut,
http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah99/davidrs1/tumblr_inline_mtaz8p0m5k1s4h3ao_zpsf6fzu0ny.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 12:59 pm
@researchnut,
The men all dress like this, and ride bicycles loaded with vegetables, usually onions.


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/02/10/article-1355552-0088768C1000044C-756_224x474.jpg
contrex
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 02:01 pm
You really should be asking "c'est quoi ĂȘtre français?".

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb0hn5_pour-vous-c-est-quoi-etre-francais_news

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contrex
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 02:02 pm
@researchnut,
researchnut wrote:
I am completing a research project on the uniqueness of French culture and the idea of what being French is all about. I would appreciate any credible answers that I can then refer to in my essay

You screen name is singularly inapt if this is what you think "research" is.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 02:12 pm
@Lordyaswas,
This reminds me - Louis Jourdan died a few days ago. Rest in Peace.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/16/movies/louis-jourdan-dashing-star-of-gigi-is-dead-at-93.html?_r=0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Jourdan
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 10:27 am
@ossobuco,
Forgot to add a photo or two -

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mclxpxIxqv1qb8ugro1_1280.jpg

http://medias.unifrance.org/medias/82/143/102226/format_page/louis-jourdan.png
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firefly
 
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Reply Thu 19 Feb, 2015 11:12 am
@ossobuco,
I shall always remember him this way...


I adored the movie "Gigi", I had a mad crush on Louis Jourdan, and, many many decades later, it's still one of my very favorite films.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Sun 10 May, 2015 11:27 pm
@researchnut,
Hi Researchnut,
Don't know about French culture. Wink
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 12:03 am
@selectmytutor,
It is complicated but also interesting for those of us here who are not French. I'm not either, but I have read, at least glancingly, a lot of their history at different times.


The french, as most of us in free talking countries, tend to disagree with each other on some matters, and talk about them, often sharply.

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saab
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 12:07 am
http://drickbart.cafe.se/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2014/05/ostron_champagne.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 12:12 am
@saab,
Hi, Saab, that looks good..

I lie, I don't like raw oysters, I had a hell of an experience, but I get the idea.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 12:12 am
http://image.img-erento.com/oldtimer/citroen-2cv-ente-oldtimer-oldtimer-2291769-24309247_gallery.jpg[img][/img]
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 12:29 am
@saab,
is that an early Citroen? I just looked and it is.

A bumble bee on wheels.

I'm trying to remember if I've ever ridden in one.
No, alas.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 12:57 am

http://ekladata.com/pfnhQxq7lEx9BwEcTQJ2D603mn8.png
http://www.lsa-conso.fr/mediatheque/1/7/7/000017771.jpg

Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 01:08 am
@saab,
Gauloise! Disque Bleu!

I haven't seen or tried one of those in donkey's.

They had an air of style about them, but tasted as if they were made from camel dung and bus tickets.

Aah, the exotic seventies......
roger
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 01:13 am
@Lordyaswas,
Who else would try to smoke galoshes. Do they get them by the pack or by the pair?


Har Har Har.
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 03:39 am
A bit more for the picturebook
http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--z1CvBTIS--/18sojhfw36vn3jpg.jpg
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 03:42 am
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Stilleven_Le_Figaro_-_Cornelis_Winkel.JPG
fresco
 
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Reply Mon 11 May, 2015 04:27 am
@saab,
Trop grand mon ami !
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