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.