What are the French like ?

29 / 12 / 2013 | S.A. Degueurce


This document is a cartoon which shows what the French are like.

The first drawing shows that the perfect French should be modest. However, the cartoon shows the exact opposite of what the caption says. The picture gives the example of Nicolas Sarkozy who is only thinks about himself. As a consequence, French people are said to be arrogant and far from modest.

The second drawing shows that the perfect French should be as humble as Karl Lagarfeld. On the contrary, the cartoon shows that with his glasses, Karl Lagarfeld despises and looks down on other people. Therefore, French people are said to be too proud of themselves, haughty and snobbish.

The third drawing shows that the perfect French should be as hardworking as a Marseillais. On the one hand, the cartoon shows a Marseillais in his office with his feet on the table even if he has got a lot of work. Therefore, the cartoon shows that French people are reputed to be lazy and that they never finish their work.

The last one shows that the perfect French should always be as happy as Eric Cantona. The cartoon shows Eric Cantona yelling at people. That is why French people are said to never be happy and even said to be real moaners.

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