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Britons boring, French rude, Americans ignorant: poll

 
 
Zippo
 
Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 10:33 am
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February 21, 2006

LONDON: Britain is the world's 'favourite nation' but its people are the 'most boring,' while the French have the dubious distinction of being the rudest and the Americans are seen as the most ignorant, according to an international poll published on Tuesday.

More than 25,000 people from 35 countries rated Britain tops in a survey that rated nations on their culture, people and tourism potential. Second in the overall top brand list was Switzerland followed by Canada, Italy and Sweden.

But while British citizens were considered to be the most polite and best educated, they were also rated the most boring. The French were seen as the rudest and Americans the most ignorant and ambitious, according to the poll carried out by international marketing company GMI.

Views of countries' popularity as a place to invest in or migrate to were also sought in the poll.


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woiyo
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 12:31 pm
You must be british.
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 12:43 pm
British---worst teeth
French---smelliest
Americans---generous to a fault....


Smile
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 12:43 pm
However, I'm certain Francis smells delightful.
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Francis
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 01:18 pm
Lash wrote:
However, I'm certain Francis smells delightful.


I can assure you some ladies told me that already :wink:
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 01:23 pm
Lash wrote:
However, I'm certain Francis smells delightful.
Got the impression you added this at the last minute.

maybe in panic

and I have good tooth. RH upper molar
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PoetSeductress
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:12 pm
Britons boring, French rude, Americans ignorant: poll
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
Lash wrote:
However, I'm certain Francis smells delightful.
Got the impression you added this at the last minute.


Yes, Steve, among other things, this would be a classic case of CYA, whichever way the wind blows...
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:21 pm
Steve--

Francis is exempt from my France bashing.

Previous arrangement.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:22 pm
Well, well, it depends which poll is more accurate.

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Australia, followed by Canada, topped a worldwide survey of the world's favourite nations. One thousand people in 10 nations were asked to rank countries on a series of criteria, ranging across tourism, immigration, exports, investment, culture, heritage and people. The survey of 25 nations was compiled by marketing research firms Anholt-GMI.
1. Australia
2. Canada
3. Switzerland
4. United Kingdom
5. Sweden
6. Italy
7. Germany
8. The Netherlands
9. France
10. New Zealand

The United States dropped from fourth to eleventh place and Sweden moved down to fifth place.


Source
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PoetSeductress
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:23 pm
Britons boring, French rude, Americans ignorant: poll
woiyo wrote:
You must be british.


"British" should be capitalized.
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:23 pm
I am glad to hear about Steve's good tooth. Smile
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PoetSeductress
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:25 pm
Britons boring, French rude, Americans ignorant: poll
Lash wrote:
Steve--

Francis is exempt from my France bashing.

Previous arrangement.


Laughing
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:25 pm
I think, Steve had it sharpened to a fang.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:45 pm
yes fangs aint wot they used to be

and madrid still drawing against the CRAP ARSENAL
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PoetSeductress
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:52 pm
Britons boring, French rude, Americans ignorant: poll
CalamityJane wrote:
Well, well, it depends which poll is more accurate.
Quote:
Australia, followed by Canada, topped a worldwide survey of the world's favourite nations. One thousand people in 10 nations were asked to rank countries on a series of criteria, ranging across tourism, immigration, exports, investment, culture, heritage and people. The survey of 25 nations was compiled by marketing research firms Anholt-GMI.
1. Australia
2. Canada
3. Switzerland
4. United Kingdom
5. Sweden
6. Italy
7. Germany
8. The Netherlands
9. France
10. New Zealand

The United States dropped from fourth to eleventh place and Sweden moved down to fifth place.


Source


That's true, CJ:

The 10 most popular countries in the world for travelers
(Rounded off to the nearest million)
Country Most tourist arrivals in 2005

And the winner is....

1. France - 77 million
2. Spain - 52 million
3. United States - 42 million
4. Italy - 40 million
5. China - 37 million
6. United Kingdom - 24 million
7. Canada - 20 million
8. Mexico - 20 million
9. Austria - 19 million
10. Germany - 18 million

Source: The Economist Pocket World in Figures, 2005.

http://www.internationalliving.com/qol06
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:55 pm
40 million people went to Italy?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 02:56 pm
Si, si, Steve, and I was one of them Wink
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Zippo
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 03:00 pm
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Si, si, Steve, and I was one of them


Did you pretend to be Canadian?

I hear Americans are getting their a$$ kicked, mostly in Europe and Asia.

Is this true ?
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PoetSeductress
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 03:00 pm
Britons boring, French rude, Americans ignorant: poll
It should also be taken into account which country can most afford to travel abroad. It stands to reason that a country with wealth, will have more people leaving to go visit other countries, and fewer people from other less prosperous countries, going to visit those with more wealth.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Tue 21 Feb, 2006 03:07 pm
CalamityJane wrote:
Si, si, Steve, and I was one of them Wink
ok but dont call me cissy you hear?

Whereabouts? In Italia i mean

Venice 8/10
Florence 9/10
Turino 3/10
Roma. not been there
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