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Russians are slightly up in arms about this French commercial. Wonder why.




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by: Anonymous
March 17, 2010 13:59
Wonder where these prejudices come from... New money always annoyed old mony, however ;o)

by: julie from: bruxelles
March 18, 2010 06:03
Maybe you could think of doing better journalism before putting false captions to a stupid video. Jawbone is an american company,
http://eu.jawbone.com/epages/Jawbone.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=Pages/CustomerInformation
They just took the example of stereotyped Russian behaviour and French behaviour, but the commercial is NOT french. Thank you for correcting asap this basic inaccuracy and being more meticulous in your researches next time, cause if you look a bit you see that the end slogan is in English "Jawbone eliminates noise" or maybe you re anti French and wanted to show how arrogant they are I don't know, lots of native English people like to do that. Well not this time so please correct.

by: julie from: bruxelles
March 18, 2010 06:06
Plus usually, it's Americans in restaurants who are the noisiest and acting like uneducated arrogant people, so it's really ridiculous.
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by: CPowers from: London
March 18, 2010 17:11
Julie,
So your going to criticize dude for conspiring against French/Russian behavior and then turn around and point a finger at Americans?
Thanks for leveling yourself out. For a minute there I thought you might have had a point or were actually worth listening to.
Drink Coca Cola.

by: matthew from: United States
March 18, 2010 21:39
I understand, Julie de Bruxelles, that you despise Americans--Lord knows we've earned it in many ways--but it is interesting that you complain about stereotypes by countering with stereotypes of your own.

Yes, this commercial was made by the American director (Sam Rayer) who made Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit video, and it plays on existing stereotypes of boorish new-money Russians and hyper-proper old-world French. It's meant as a joke, whether or not in good taste, in order to get people's attention.

What's genuinely sad is that you seem to take what you're saying very seriously.
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by: eli from: tashkent
March 19, 2010 12:21
c'mon, whoever wrote as Julie must be having a laugh. no one could be so silly in their self-righteousness. must be a joke.

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