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European unity

Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, May 6, 2012.

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Angela Merkel arrives at Passport Control at Charles de Gaulle airport,
    Paris, France.
    "Nationality?" asks the immigration officer. <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">"German," she replies.
    "No, just here for a few days."</font>
  2. I am. Are you talking about small town Germany or Berlin?
    As for WHOLE towns - I doubt the veracity of that.
  3. Talk about a broad brush...
    In any case, good comedians have always challenged. It's to make people think.
  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    The Normans were not French!
  5. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    That's a bit of a leap from a joke about Angela Merckel and the French!
  6. Is it? How?
    Anyway, some found your joke funny.
    I am ignoring Madame above, who has no clue.
  7. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    It was not just Nazi Germans who invaded great lumps of France.
  8. Nor were most Germans Nazis.
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    The lived in France and spoke French. Would you contend that those of Irish descent living in the US are not American?
  10. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    I don't see anyone arguing that they were.
  11. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    I never thought I'd live to see the day there would be a meeting of minds between you and I, Rosie. Well done. Let's celebrate. [​IMG]
  12. As there was no state then known as France.
    But they weren't Chinese, were they?

  13. Good comedians do challenge. I mentioned two.
    This joke did not challenge. It was full blown racist. No better than the fascists, who find such things funny.
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    I think it was known as France or Francia.
  15. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    In what way was it racist?
  16. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    It was, and Normandy was not part of it.
  17. As was Little Brittany actually England. However, the Normans spoke French and invaded. Thus French became the lingua franca for a long time.
    There was not a whole French state in France.
  18. In the assumption that the French think a visitor is an occupier, or that a German comes to occupy.
  19. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    So it is racist against French attitudes?
  20. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter


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