A French student once lodged with one of my friends
we had many interesting conversations and
would frequently giggle about our two countries
(so much better than fighting a war)
She said she really enjoyed our quick-witted humour
much more than her own staid compatriots.
I asked if she knew what nickname the English
have always used for the French
and she surprised me with:
“Qui. You call us Frogs because we eat
frogs legs as a delicacy.”
“Qui” I replied “and, what nickname do the French
have for the English?” I asked smug
(not thinking there would be one.)
“Oh, we call you..’ow you say ahhh
Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.” She said
and, we giggled all over again.
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