anna brones

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Stuff Parisians like…

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It only took a little bit before people started knocking off the popular Stuff White People Like — the author did get a very expensive book deal after all. But I think I just came across my favorite one: Stuff Parisians Like. Maybe it’s having lived in France, maybe it’s having a good friend living in Paris or maybe it’s just liking cultural stereotypes, but this blog really is pretty funny.

An excerpt from “Compaining”:

While the French have gained a much deserved reputation for complaining a lot, Parisians take this art to a higher level. In Paris, enthusiasm is considered a mild form of retardation. If you are happy, you must be stupid. On the other hand, if you complain, you must be smart.

A beautiful Parisian syllogism is at hand here: the person who complains is the person who spotted the problem. The person who spotted the problem is the smart person. Therefore, the person who complains is the smart person.

Love it…

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Written by Anna Brones

August 11, 2008 at 19:43

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