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The Great Wall of France
"Look alive, Proust, you're next."
Tags:books, book, bookish, book lover, book lovers, proust, proustian, in search of lost time, sport, sports, teams, team, coach, coaches, coaching, you're next, literary, literature, literatures, world literature, lit, lit major, french, french literature, bibliophile, library, home library, reading by the fire, look alive, irony, ironic, read, reading, reader, avid reader, select, selection, pick, picking, choice, choices, make a choice, making a choice, decisions, decision, decide, deciding, deciding vote, personified, personification, inanimate objects, introvert, introverts, introversion
"It sure is great to be back in France."
Tags:france, french, pastry, pastries, bread, breads, baguette, baguettes, muffin, muffins, croissant, croissants, french bread, french breads, french vacation, french vacations, french holiday, french holidays, landscape, landscapes, landscaping, french trip, french trips, bakery, bakeries, baker, bakers
Tags:romance, romances, romantic, romantics, date, dates, love life, love-life, romancing, courtship, courtships, courting, flirtation, flirtations, flirt, flirts, pick up, pick-up, pick-ups, pick ups, chat up, chat ups, chat-up, chat-ups, gondola, gondolas, french, language of love, lesson, lessons, class, classes
"Oui, c'est bon. It is, how you Americans say, 'Magically Delicious'."
Tags:faux, hotel, hotels, facsimile, facsimiles, fake, fakes, faking, fake it, fakes it, faking it, vacation, vacations, vacationing, french, france, road trip, road trips, con, cons, con artist, con artists, false, false front, false fronts, movie set, movie sets, film set, film sets, set, sets, village, villages
"Isn't this right out of Peter Mayle?"
Tags:travel, traveling, travelling, travelers, travellers, traveler, traveller, drive, driving, road trip, france, french, foreign, foreigner, foreigners, writing, writer, writers, author, authors, leisure, violations, traffic violation, traffic violations, pulled over, countryside, farm, farms, picturesque, car, cars, police, policeman, policewoman, cop, cops, traffic cop, traffic cops, traffic officer, traffic officers, law enforcement
"I'm sorry, but I can't sell you one until you give me the correct pronunciation."
Monet in the '90s.
Tags:monet, claude monet, impressionist, impressionists, commercialism, consumer, consumers, consumer culture, nature, natural world, gift shop, gift shops, museum, museums, commodify, commodifies, commodifying, commodification, consumer, consumers, consumer culture, fine art, fine arts, painter, painters, painting, paintings, french, french impressionist, french impressionists, art history, lily pad, lily pads, natural world
Tags:emile, emile zola, zola, french, france, french literature, literature, literary, lit, lit major, pop, pop culture, culture, cultural reference, cultural, reference, references, referential, book, books, bookish, book lover, accuse, accused, accusation, accusing, accusations, word play, play on words, clown, clowning, clowns, judicial, law, laws, lawyer, lawyers, jury, juries, court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms
"Two months in France and Spain gave me the courage to smoke again."
Tags:europe, europeans, france, french, spain, spanish, smoke, smoking, confident, confidence, acceptable, accepted, foreigners, foreign, party, parties, health, unhealthy, lung, lungs, pressure, peer pressure, social pressure, pressures, social pressures, peer pressures, inspire, inspired, culture, cultures, cultured, stereotype, stereotypes
"Oh, how very French."
Tags:europe, european, france, french, paris, smoking, smoke, smoker, smokers, tourist, tourists, foreigner, foreigners, child, children, kid, kids, stereotype, stereotypes, culture, cultural stereotype, cultural stereotypes, law, laws, e-cigarette, e-cigarettes, tobacco, minor, minors, youth, national identity, national stereotypes
Guy de Maupassant
"Your ordering in French would have been more romantic if you didn't have to read it off your phone."
"Let me guess. You want French and you want ranch?"
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, diner, diners, dining out, eating out, meal, meals, food, eating, dining, waiter, waiters, server, servers, waitress, waitresses, service, customer service, order, orders, ordering, menu, menus, french, ranch, rancher, ranchers, cowboy, cowboys, stereotype, stereotypes, stereotyping, pun, puns, word play, wordplay, salad dressing, salad dressings, dressing, dressings, salad, salads, role, roles, beret, berets, cowboy hat, cowboy hats, hat, hats, guess, guesses, guessing, let me guess, assuming, french dressing, ranch dressing
'OK, George. I'm Lance Armstrong, you're an indispensable member of my racing team, and I've got a bike pointed right at the French media...'
On the fifth day, Neville opts for jewelry.
Tags:christmas, xmas, gift, gifts, present, presents, jewelry, jewellery, partridge, partridges, turtledove, turtledoves, french, hen, hens, bird, birds, angry, anger, frustration, day, days, decision, decisions, ornithologist, ornithologists, study, zoology, zoologist, the argyle sweater, argyle sweater
'In France, smell both cheeks'
The Euro-Trash Trashcan
Tags:euro, european, europeans, eurotrash, euro-trash, euro trash, trash, trashy, trashed, france, french, paris, parisian, eu, brexit, european union, union, europe, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, litter, littering, litters, tourist, tourism, tourists, fashion, fashions, fashionable, culture, culture shock, cultural, bin, bins, trash, trashes, trashcan, trash can, play on words, word play, pun, puns
Tags:accused, accuse, accusation, accusations, frycook, fry-cook, fry cook, cook, cooked, cooks, cooking, fable, fables, parable, parables, crimes, criminal, criminals, foodie, foodies, food lover, food lovers, chef, chefs, language, languages, french, blame, blamed, drama, dramatic, fried egg, fried eggs, sunny side up, sunny, egg, eggs, humpty, humpty dumpty, dumpty, egg, eggs, nursery rhymes, nursery rhyme, rhyme, rhymes, song, songs, fairy, fairy tale, fairy tales, fairy story, fairy stories
Je ne regrette rien
Tags:je ne regret rien, no regrets, guilt, guiltless, guilty, executive, guilty executive, business executive, businessman, businessmen, guilty conscience, conscience, lack of conscience, mistakes, owning your mistakes, own your mistakes, mistake, social conscience, french phrases, french, french phrase
"You'll eat anything with 'poids net' on it."
Tags:shopping, grocery shopping, weekly shop, food shopping, grocery shop, food shop, food store, grocery store, faddy foods, faddy food, food fads, faddy eater, food packaging, food marketing, foreign food, foreign foods, french food, french, france, francophile, poinds net, net weight, french speaker, french speakers
'The French don't hate us. They hate you.'
America is for Americans, Frenchie!
Tags:xenophobia, xenophobe, xenophobic, xenophobics, xenophobes, statue of liberty, racism, immigration policy, immigration policies, immigrant, immigrants, us politics, american politics, nation of immigrants, border of controls, border control, border controls, border laws, border crisis, french, america first, nationalism, melting pot, melting pots, us history, donald trump, us border wall, mexico wall, mexican border wall, mexico border wall
"You don't need me. You don't need anyone. You are Americans."
Tags:paris, france, french, united states, us, u.s., united states of america, usa, u.s.a., america, american, americans, tourist, tourism, tourists, traveller, travellers, travelling, traveler, travelers, traveling, restaurant, restaurants, eating out, dining out, waiter, waiters, server, servers, customer service, service, bad service, bad customer service, independent, independence, liberty, freedom, individualism, individualistic, selfish, self-centred, self-centered, vain, egotistic, attitude, attitudes, superpower, superpowers, global superpower