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Martinique, France: Stereotypes of the French

Pondering stereotypes of the French, Martiniquan Le Blog de Moi writes (Fr): “When I arrived in the States with a group of people from all over France, … our recruiter explained to us very seriously that because of complaints by American students, he encouraged us to bathe and to change clothes regularly i.e. every two days on average! Faced with the shocked expression of the DOM-TOMers [i.e. people from the French Overseas departments of the Americas and Oceania] in the group, he then proceeded to explain that the remark was for the benefit of the “French from France” who werle ess used to live in tropical climates.”

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