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Navel-gazing survey o' the day

From France. Obviously.

The Ministry of Housing has been fretting about what unites the French, and the results are in:


Not a wholly outrageous set of answers, although our Gallic chums were choosing from a list. They were then asked which of the three Republican Values they felt France needed more of, and it was equality. I would have opted for liberty, but it split 39% for Equality and 30% apiece for Freedom and Brotherhood. Less than 100 as France has its mouth breathers too.

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Anonymous Umbongo said... 10:12 pm

Those who opt for equality over liberty probably also breathe through their mouths as well as dragging their knuckles on the ground as they walk.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:54 am

I can't say I was impressed with that either. I quizzed my source with the beret and the gauloise glued to his lower lip, and he failed to give me a rendering of 'mouth breather' in French, which was annoying.  



Blogger Unsworth said... 2:50 pm

Yes, Fraternité can translate as Brotherhood - but with different connotations (in both directions!) I feel.

And whereas French Fraternité is fairly fickle, French Enmity is rather more certain.  



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