28.3.06

The French say NON too often


Saying "I do not love you" in Italian: Non ti amo.
In German: Ich liebe nicht dich.
In Spanish: No te quiero.
In French? Je ne t'aime pas.

Got the point? The French are so negative that they cannot just say 'NO' once!!! It is in their grammar negating twice, well... twice or more! Because they could also add "rien de tout"! This grammatical lesson only reinforces my theory that the problem of the French is cultural. Early in their childhood they build their basic assumptions on a set of grammatical traps, historical lies and myths that breed generations of rioters in the best case, and lazy bureaucrats and war collaborationists in the worst.

French should drop the NON! NON! NON! lifestyle and embrace every YES they find on their way. There are many opportunities to say YES. They have to learn to be constructive. Tomorrow we are going to have a "general strike" that is about saying NON to the CPE (that weird law for youngsters with no jobs and no experience). I might maybe be supportive if they were making a proposal, but unfortunately they have no proposal. Even if the PM offered them dialogue, they refused that dialogue and will prefer the riots and public disorder (mmm... why didn't we see any public disorder from 1940 to 1945?). Same deal with the European Constitution, the NON won, but that NON didn't have a "yes to" reading, and hence everybody lost.

I keep my fingers crossed hoping that tomorrow we do not have to lament any casualties at this milestone of the road to chaos that the decadent French society has decided to take.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What amuses me in france is when people say oui..mais..non..mais

For me this is a real sign of determination and decision

yes..but...no...but

some people add "attends" at the end of this pharase which makes it all the more revealing

yes..but...no...but...wait

11:24 AM  
Blogger rocket said...

What amuses me in france is when people say oui..mais..non..mais

For me this is a real sign of determination and decision

yes..but...no...but

some people add "attends" at the end of this pharase which makes it all the more revealing

yes..but...no...but...wait

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Dutchie Papa said...

NON!!!! Funny you can read the same stuff in bothways (from right to left and from left to right)... that's is a prove that French "dialect" does not have any sence and it does always lead to NEGATIVE thinking!!!

NON European Constitution!!!!??? Well, they can noy even solve their own troubles with their students... do not request to much from these people!!!! they are obviously recovering from being the tail of all EU countries ....

ciao

Mr T

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone cares the correct sentence in german would be Ich liebe Dich nicht ;-) How about the wsiss living in the french speaking part of switzerland? aer we considered as french? :-)

5:13 PM  

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