Interesting Fact # 1062 - Eating

According to a study by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), the French devote nearly twice the time to meals than do Americans, Britons or Mexicans.

(Of course the French take eating very seriously, and whatever you do, don't try to talk about work during lunch. That said, the credit crunch is having an effect. According to the Guardian newspaper, over 3,000 traditional French restaurants, cafes and bars went bust in the first three months of 2008.)


  1. Anonymous6:55 pm

    But where do they go for lunch then?

    They can't be at work during lunch time. It would be a sacrilege.

  2. I've got a horrible feeling it might be the McDo effect. :-(

  3. Anonymous10:32 pm

    Impossible! For the price of a McDo menu, you get a tasty main course and a glass of red wine, so :-)

    Hm, impossible is not French though. But it's just what they say.

  4. Impossible is actually a French word. LOL

    You just have to pronounce it "amposseeberlu" (or something like that), it's been a long time since I did O'Level French.


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