Oct 042009

(asked by someone from the US) I was wondering if you could talk a little bit about friendships with the opposite sex in France, especially in terms of how guys and girls show affection (both physically and verbally) towards each other. Of course, I realize it is difficult to generalize, but would still be interested to know of any stark contrasts you have noticed when comparing this particular aspect of American and French culture. Can I talk about it? I’m [Read the rest]

Apr 212008

(asked by Linda from Brno, Czech Republic) Well, well. It’s pretty hard to reply properly to this question. First because I’m not a woman. Second because of the language we’re using right now.Strangely the English language, so rich in vocabulary, really sucks when it comes to friends.There is only one word: “friend” to express a vast variety of relationships from vague acquaintance to somebody you’d give your life for and love more than anything on Earth (you’re just not having [Read the rest]