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I find it interesting that everybody speaks English in Rennes-les-Chateau, but a lot of the Germans in GK2 don't speak English. Every German I have ever met speaks at least 3 languages fluently.
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cbingham: I find it interesting that everybody speaks English in Rennes-les-Chateau, but a lot of the Germans in GK2 don't speak English. Every German I have ever met speaks at least 3 languages fluently.
...usually it goes like this:
you ask a German "do you speak English?" Their answer will be "a little bit", turns out they speak more than just a little bit and can usually hold a full conversation quite easily...

you ask a Frenchman the same, they will just look at you with a mixture of a dumbfounded expression, some national pride, and something that seems to express "how dare you address me in anything but my own, wonderful, magnificent language... (the French are a bunch of **********, **-*************, ******** ******... every grand invention has been either German, Italian, Spanish, or Greek ;D... btw Napoleon B. was not a Frenchman... he was actually Italian... not by birth, but by blood)

considering the impression the United States still seem to have of Germany (or Europe in general)...

vice versa, the USA are a lot more diverse than Europeans believe... not every citizen of the USA is a gun-toting, violently patriotic, Texan... soooo... I guess it evens out...

If anybody finds any irony in this post... you can keep it and win in the category "not offended by meaningless BS"

let me get off my soap box now... good day everyone...
:D
Post edited May 09, 2017 by SpikedSoul
French have had for a long time this reputation of being incompetent in foreign languages due to the defense of Francophonie - and probably habit of having French as the language of the world elites for decades. It gets better those last years thanks to Internet that spreads English-speaking culture, but in 1999, if it is the year that GK 3 takes place, it's unlikely you'd have witnessed many English language speakers at a touristic but provincial place like Rennes-le-Château.
So what these games would lead you to believe isn't reality