French Snobbery

Andy and I lived in France for 13 months right after we were married, so we were well aware the French thought they were culturally and intellectually superior. According to Andy Borowitz, that hasn’t changed over the years.

On Sunday, the people of France annoyingly retained their traditional right to claim intellectual superiority over Americans, as millions of French citizens paused to enjoy just how much smarter they were than their allies across the Atlantic.
French Annoyingly Retain Right to Claim Intellectual Superiority Over Americans

Borowitz talks about how some Frenchmen were gloating, but another Parisian didn’t know what all the fuss was about,

We are smarter than the Americans, true, but they have set the bar very low, no?

The new American exceptionalism, setting the bar so very low.


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7 Responses to French Snobbery

  1. Rummuser says:

    Rummuser´s last blog post ..Age!

  2. We are all relieved that the French rejected Marine Le Pen, and chose a more moderate leader. I guess that’s why they think they are smarter…Judging an entire country by how they voted in one election is a bit narrow, I think!

    • Jean says:

      There’s a good opinion piece saying the French press handled the leaking of emails much better than the American press did:

      …Clinton’s private server and the hacked emails crowded out everything else, including her plans for reducing inequality, addressing climate change and conducting a more hawkish foreign policy than Obama. It’s a sign that the media failed to distinguish a subject that sounded important — secret emails! — from subjects that were in reality more important.

      Last weekend, France’s mainstream media showed how to exercise better judgment.

      A French lesson for the American media

  3. tammy j says:

    ditto rummy’s comment.
    how sad to be so full of yourself!
    tammy j´s last blog post ..moving on old bean

  4. tammy j says:

    “but of course!”
    tammy j´s last blog post ..moving on old bean

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