Didge Doo
Didge Doo thanked Virginia Lou's answer

Oh, Dear Ray Dart,

That is such a delightfully British thing to say! I have been reading about the centuries-long adversarial stuff between the British and the French (much of it quite murderous)...how much common slang in English is built on putting down everything French...

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Didge Doo thanked Pepper pot's answer

Tough call Ray, the French accent is just too much fun, where would comedy be without it?

Good Moaning!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGNVU5ZjlgA

I couldn't ban all French people they gave us Edith Piaf. But accents? We are all fair game in that arena.


By the way, I love our wonky teeth.

Didge Doo
Didge Doo thanked John McCann's answer

Nah, just ban some of their outrageous excesses.


Unlike the Italians, the French will not admit to not being able to wage war on an equal footing.

The French still think Freudian claptrap is a good treatment for autism.

The French sent us post modernism/structuralism and academia has not recovered from that little "gift" yet.

Didge Doo
Didge Doo answered RIK RZ Two's question

Hi Rik. Welcome back. Always good to hear from you. Sorry, can't help with your problem but Rooster will probably be able to do something for you in the morning.

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Didge Doo commented on Ancient One's answer
I once met the charge d'affaires of one of the Soviet Bloc countries who had come to my office for a private communications service. As I sent his dispatch one of the other guys said, "What kind of rubbish do you tell your people about us, over there?" and he replied, "About the same kind … Read more
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Didge Doo thanked Ancient One's answer

All countries and all nationalities have a negative as well as a positive stereotype.  Assigned to NATO units for many years I found it amazing how a "stereotype" of one nationality would change or morph from one other nationality to another. It was very amusing at times. 

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Didge Doo commented on Rooster Cogburn's answer
Reminds me of the Duke of Plaza Toro (from The Gondoliers): "In enterprise of martial kind when there was any fighting, he led his regiment from behind he found it less exciting. But when to rear his regiment ran his place was ate the fore-o, that celebrated, cultivated, underrated nobleman, the Duke of Plaza Toro."
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Didge Doo answered Ray Dart's question

Jim Hacker would have been in favour. I remember during one radio interview when asked about Britain's enemies he got carried away with his own rhetoric and started to say "the French" but cleverly (but not imperceptibly) changed it to "the frigging Chinese".

No, Ray, we shouldn't ban the French and their outrageous accents or, … Read more

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Didge Doo commented on Ray Dart's answer
"England and America: two nations divided by a common language." -- Winston Churchill. I've gotta say that I'm surprised at Tom's enlightened comment. I may have thought our American brethren were revolting but I'd never have had the chutzpah actually to come out and say it. What Ray knows, and the minions of soon-to-be-crowned Emperor … Read more
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Didge Doo answered N. Harmonik's question

An author is god to his characters -- he can create them any way that suits him. But if he doesn't make them attractive to his readers he'll be writing for himself alone. Waste of time.