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The French are so rude! Debunking Stereotypes

During our 17 years living in the UK, we often heard a common complaint about the French, especially those from Paris. Many people believe that even if Parisians can speak English, they choose not to. This has led to a widespread view that the French are rude. This idea is so common that many people visiting France for the first time expect it to be true. The stereotype suggests that not only will the French refuse to speak English, but they...