Question of the day

Paris or London?

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17 Responses to Question of the day

  1. mssc54 says:

    Since I’d be going for the food, Paris. But Londoners speak English. Hmmm

  2. Joy says:

    Paris I think. I’ve kind of wanted to go there since I was in jr high learning (trying to learn) the language. I also think the fog and gloom of London would do me in.

    • Vicki says:

      Joy, i never really recall fog nor gloom when i was there.. London is so cool, all the old buildings and the history….awesome!

    • Joy says:

      I thought it was supposed to be really rainy, damp and foggy there. I’d rather see the countryside of England. I’ve also heard Paris is a very dirty city and very littered. That would bother me.

  3. Jenny says:

    London…cause then we can go catch a soccer game!

  4. Laura says:

    London. I’ve wanted to go there, it seems, my entire life. I’m a big fan of the legend of Robin Hood, so that plays a part. I want to see the tombs in Westminster Abbey, search through old castles, visit Sherwood Forest and Nottingham Castle, of course, and finally find out why so many of their pubs have weird names!

  5. Vicki says:

    Ive been to both. london a couple times and id choose London by a long shot.. I felt uncomfortable when i went to Paris, people seemed snooty, not knowing any french didnt help either.

  6. SKL says:

    It’s a toss-up. On one hand I like the exotic, which I think would give Paris a few more points. On the other hand, I think I could better relate to the history of London, just because more of our literature etc. is from there. I’ve also heard the French are snooty if you don’t speak fluent French (which I don’t). Not sure if that’s just a stereotype, though.

    My sister went to Paris and she thought the food was horrible. She was dying of starvation by the time she got done with that leg of her journey. No wonder French people are skinny.

  7. Joseph says:

    London all the way. I get enough of a French fix where I live! LOL!!

    London with all the beautiful plants. The old cottage looking house covered in wisteria. My former co-worker’s husband is from there. Strange bunch of people. But the architecture, history and colourful landscape is phenomenal. She did say they have a problem with theft. Even flower plantings disappear overnight. Plus the food is boiled or from a can (home cooking). Her and her husband purposefully went out and bought and made a green salad. The family was amazed. They just don’t do those things there.

    I would love to visit the Tower of London. I would so very much love to see the historical documents like the Magna Carta, which forms part of the basis of our constitution and legal framework here (I missed it when they toured a portion of the Magna Carta here).
    Go see our Queen’s residence (though my Scottish co-worker says Balmoral is supposed to be even more interesting). Of course typical historical sites like Trafalgar square, Tower bridge and the massive Parliament buildings with Big Ben. Oh the history!! I am salivating!!
    I drive passed the longitudinal centre of the country twice every day so Greenwich and the prime meridian would be an interesting landmark. Just to say I was at 0°0’0” longitude! Perhaps Corny.

    On the other hand I have NO, ABOSLUTELY NO desire to go to Paris (Insert picture of me sticking my finger down my throat and pretending to barf). Our old neighbour toured Great Britain for a couple weeks. They then proceeded to drive to Germany to see his family. As they were driving thru France they stopped to get a bite to eat and coffee. The people there were very rude and totally unaccommodating. So they left and drove straight thru to Germany.

    • Joy says:

      I wondered about you who have so many of the french living around you. I worked for 2 french people and they drove me up the wall. Very rude. The worst is talking french in front of you when they know you have no idea what you’re talking about. I think if I were you, I’d think about french immersion schools.

      • Joseph says:

        No way. Not French Immersion. Maybe French for language curriculum, but not immersion. It is wrong if a language has to be forced down your throat (sanctioned bilingualism) and massively financed to survive. If you want a government job, then bilingual would be an asset. French would be dead outside Quebec if the government didn’t spend billions a year on French services elsewhere.

        Fortunately we have the option of German or French and now possibly Spanish for the language curriculum. In our area German far surpasses French. People are clamouring to find English/German bilingual people for jobs to work with our growing German population. With 42% growth rate over the last 5 years and the vast majority of that German immigrants. That’s a real demand, not a forced scenario, as almost all French people in our area can and do speak English, unless they are recent immigrants from a 3rd world country.

      • Joy says:

        Hold on a sec. I just said “think” about it. Yes, where you are living now, German is far more prevalent. I love how you guys all love Quebec so much! LOL!!!

        • Joseph says:

          LOL!! I know you said think. I just responded with “I know it’s no for immersion.” LOL!! No need for thinking there.

          Well, Quebec is a basket case. I mean they’re not all crazy, some are great. It just that one gets tired of their tantrums after a while. They black mail the rest of the country into giving them special status. They are the only ones not signed onto the constitution. They have anti-English laws complete with language police. They are over represented and will always be overrepresented in Parliament because of their special arrangement made during confederation. Their special status gives them extra handouts to help with their highly socialist agenda, while the rest of the country pays for it and has to make real life decisions. They’ve complained ever since the British won control over the French colonies, even though it was the same British government that afforded them freedom of religion and freedom of language.

          So you can see why we grow tired of Quebec. We don’t hate them, just grow tired and apathetic to their whining and tantrums that ROC (Rest of Canada) is oppressive towards them.

  8. Laura says:

    I would be a disaster in France. I know just enough of the language to get myself into trouble…

  9. Nikki says:

    I have no idea! LOL Paris sounds cool, but from everyone else’s answer, I might have to go with London. I can’t handle rude, snotty people.

  10. Karen Joy says:

    Id go to London.I would skip Paris for the reason Joe said.We get enough of the snotty French here.Thats sounds terrible but its a fact.They drive me bonkers,so Im really turned off to anything french.

  11. Vicki says:

    Even though my hubby is from the UK id still chose London, very friendly people for the most part, alot of tourists.
    the kind of people(shop keepers) i ran into in Paris while shopping were rude, although they did speak english they chose not too. We have a lady from france which is a friend of the familes, very nice sweet person..so not all of them are aholes. LOL

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