Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The NZ Series # 7 - More Anti-French Sentiments

A homie (or 'Bro', Maori slang for 'Friend', or the NZ-English equivalent 'Mate') offers some snails with tomato sauce to a Frenchman wearing a beret and striped shirt, who turns them down with disdain.
It never fails to amaze me how popular the stereotypical Frenchman is, all over the world, in his striped shirt and with a beret on his head. At least this one doesn't have a cigarette hanging from his mouth or a baguette under his arm. Probably unintentional, the homie does a good copy of an American stereotype with the baseball cap backwards and his NY-Tee, but then, this is becoming a much imported stereotype outside the US too...

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