112 gripes

    36. "All the French do is talk."

     No nation could exist for a week if all it did was talk.

     French men enjoy conversation. They consider it an art. They are on the whole, skillful at it.

     We don't prize "good conversation" as much as the French do.

     It was the brilliance, charm and imagination of French talk that contributed much to the reputation of Paris as a world center of gaiety.