Bread So French… It Must Be Liberated!

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I saw this at Jimmy John’s and lol’d. Now you guys can lol, too.

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    RC
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    I saw something like this once only it said ‘Bread so French, it surrenders.’

    NotMe
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    I don’t get the thing about France and surrendering.

    DCR
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    @NotMe: It’s hard to think of one solid, lasting French military victory. Even their best, Napoleon, tried to invade Russia.

    nyoki
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    @NotMe: I’m guessing it’s a reference to WWII. Apparently the French gov’t decided to not get trampled again and surrendered to Germany rather than fight. They decided to fight as a resistance instead. They couldn’t have stood against Germany by the time Hitler attacked. The french gov’t re-grouped in Bourdeaux (after losing 2 battles)but it was clear that in a little more than a month France had fallen. It’s a brief explanation, but you get the point. I’ve never viewed the French as cowards for this. It kept the Germans busy and they got a lot of information out to… Read more »

    Caio
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    @DCR: Well, there was that time that they took over 1/4 or more of Africa and also a big chunk of southeast Asia for 150 years. But I suppose you’re going to say something about Asians and Blacks now.

    I’ll put it this way. Once upon a time the Kingdom of France was about the size of Paris + outskirts. A lot of the most powerful kingdoms of the middle ages vanished in the face of French expansion.

    BarelyWorking
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    BarelyWorking

    I’ve had real French bread from corner store bakeries in Paris… and I have to say… in comparison, Jimmy Johns is about as Epic Fail as you get for French bread. -100 internets

    Luke Magnifico
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    You know what I always liked about WWII?

    France covered one flank really well.

    So Germany invaded Poland to go around.

    Rocko
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    The French are particularly proud of their cowardice, this is why they are known here in England as “cheese eating surrender monkeys”, a phrase used by Willie in the Simpsons one time as I seem to remember.

    sylvanish
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    @Caio: I think that was more the work of the Gauls than the French of recent ages.

    SumoSnipe
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    SumoSnipe

    @DCR: I was going to say William taking England in 1066, but he and the Normans were what, 2nd or 3rd gen viking settlers?

    nyoki
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    They held on to England (on and off) for quite a long time. I always figured that was the reason for England’s enmity toward them.



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