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France Loathing Index Reduced
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“With War Ending, France Loathing Index Reduced
(2003-04-19) -- With hostilities in Iraq winding down, the U.S. State Department has officially lowered the France Loathing Index (FLI) to Disdain from Abhorrence. The FLI serves as a convenient reminder to U.S. citizens on the current state of Franco-American relations.
Secretary of State Colin Powell said the lower FLI level means, for example, that it's okay to order French toast in a restaurant, but still advisable to point to the item on the menu rather than request it aloud.
"The lower FLI is based on a dropoff of so-called 'chatter' about France," said Mr. Powell. "If this continues, Americans can look forward to another reduction to the 2001 level of Shun. Of course, every American gets nostalgic for the times when we didn't give France a thought. It was just one of dozens of countries where they don't talk right, and they eat disgusting things."
“Now here's a guy who's got it together. Thanks BJ/SF”
“That's classic. I loved the part about ordering French toast....I mean that stuff right there on the menu.”
“Does this mean we can't pick on Phaedrus?”
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