Tuesday, August 01, 2006

ZIDANE

Came in to hear my kids singing this this evening. Quite catchy, apparently it is top of the French charts at the moment. Marcel particularly likes the bit about Trézéguet. It got me thinking about the cultural differences between such a close neighbour and the English. Imagine England had got to the world cup final and lost it because Beckham had head-butted someone and got sent off - he'd be in hiding living with daily death threats - the French however didn't instantly remove Zidane's national hero status after one fault - instead they had a laugh and a party! I guess you can't accuse them of being bad losers anyway!

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5 comments:

Scudder said...

Good to see you back Blogging !
I thought Anick had silenced you !!
I was missing your little stories ..

Thomas said...

So did I. Nerds really shouldn't go on holiday to places without an Internet connection! ;-)

Thomas said...

Scudder, btw, when are you going to start blogging yourself? Your blog has been depressingly quiet ever since its creation...

Scudder said...

Blogs are far too open to the world to entice me to use them ,.,.,. I mean, I could end up getting "Thomas" comments to everything I said !!??

Thomas said...

Yes, that is definitely a danger. Of course, you could make a secret blog, not listing it anywhere, and it would only be accessible to people whom you had given the URL, but that seems to me to be contrary to the whole idea behind blogging. That said, I don't think I had any comments from strangers in my blog – I guess what I write is far too boring! :-(