"Parisians have a reputation to..." Stereotypes Tip by Sjalen

Stereotypes, Paris: 80 reviews and 39 photos

Parisians have a reputation to be snotty. I don't find this true at all with the exception of the taxi drivers, but then they have one of the worst jobs in town (quickly realised when you see the traffic). The problem is that many English speakers don't even TRY a little bit of French. Just say 'bonjour' when you go into a shop and 'Parlez-vous anglais?' when you want to talk to someone and you will find that they are just as nice as the rest of us and often switch to English these days. Promise.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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