112 Gripes About The French


Published in Paris in 1945 by the ‘Information & Education Division’ of the US Occupation Forces. Here is a sample:

62. “They kiss right in the open – in the streets.”

This always startles Americans – at first.

Kissing on both cheeks is the traditional French greeting between old friends.

For their love-making, the French prefer privacy, if available – just as we do.