(asked by Wendy from Santa Ana, California)
Wow, that’s a big one.
You’re aware that -more than ever- there are as many answer as there are French people, aren’t you?
If you had simply asked “What do the French think about Americans?” I could have answered with the usual batch of clichés and stereotypes: “they’re fat, they have no culture, they’re stupid, they’re warmongers, they eat crap, they don’t know anything about the rest of the world, they’re obnoxiously loud” (am I forgetting any?) but no, you mean business, you asked “What do the French REALLY think about Americans?”
So to be able to properly answer this question, we’re going to do things a little bit differently today. I am not going to answer the question (at least not right away) and I’m going to ask the French people that read this blog to tell us what they really think about Americans.
I want your real personal opinions –remember it’s about what you really think- not a list of generalizations (I can do that by myself).
Of course, I thank you all in advance for contributing so helpfully to this blog (without you guys I’d be stuck on that one).