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Ten things to never say to a French person

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Ten things to never say to a French person
Here's what you should never say in France. Photo: Shutterstock
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Ah, France. The land of lazy workers, surrender and adulterers. Come again? Say that stuff to a French person’s face and chances are you've made them really angry. Here we’ve listed some of the worst things you can say to a French man or woman.

With the amount of stereotypes we have about the French and our propensity for 'French bashing' it’s no wonder that they won't be laughing at some of the jokes that come at their expense.

Whether it’s a comment on certain beliefs about their hygiene, the French work ethic or the real inventor of Champagne, there are many things that are better left unsaid on this side of the Channel or the Atlantic.

So if you want to hold onto your French friends then check out this list of ten things you should never say to a French person.

Ten things you should never say to a French person


 

 
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