Re: CHAT: silly names
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 27, 2001, 8:04|
En réponse à Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>:
> Hm. In Hungarian the most polite way to tell someone to sod off is to
> "go to France". This dates to when there were French troops in Hungary
> after the first World War, and the commonly held belief was that their
> was to spread Syphilis to the Hungarian population.
Wasn't it? :) Well, as for the image of France in the rest of the world, I
always have in mind the Dutch expression "de Franse weg": the French way. Things
done in the French way for Dutch people are things only half-done, done in a
messy way. Well, I hate to say that but they are right...