⪧ We left our life in New York City to make a new one in Provence ⪦

November 9, 2008

The French and the English



Here we see an advertisement that is currently hanging all over the subways in Paris. The ad is for an English teaching school, but they are playing on the long, hard rivalry between the Brits and the French. The caption at the top reads, "Stop massacring the English!" (Languages in French take an article ["the"] - so the sign reads correctly to represent both English people and the English language). The poor gent - a nice British police officer who has been severely beaten up. I love the dark humor. So do the French.

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