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      05-06-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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History of Cinco de Mayo

Did you know cinco de mayo is not a holiday in Mexico. It is about a battle with the French. That's not the main story though; Corona beer was searching for a marketing excuse to sell beer in the USA and found Cinco de Mayo and marketed it as a holiday.....Interesting....

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Did you know cinco de mayo is not a holiday in Mexico. It is about a battle with the French. That's not the main story though; Corona beer was searching for a marketing excuse to sell beer in the USA and found Cinco de Mayo and marketed it as a holiday.....Interesting....

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Did you know lime is not put in a Corona for taste. It started in Mexico with all beers to keep flies from crawling in the bottle in the time between the bartender opened it and it got to the patron.
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Drinko de Mayo!
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I always thought the citrus was to disinfect the beer bottles (a little).

The French came back on the seis de Mayo and beat the living crap out of the Mexicans, kinda like "Remember the Alamo"
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The French came back on the seis de Mayo and beat the living crap out of the Mexicans, kinda like "Remember the Alamo"
...and they haven't won a thing since....
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...and they haven't won a thing since....
Silly French...when will they learn
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...and they haven't won a thing since....
Stupid french ... maybe they should take this thing back

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Congratulations! You know that the French gave us the statue of liberty!
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Stupid french ... maybe they should take this thing back

No! Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!
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What's interesting about the gift from the French (the statue of liberty) is it was given at at time when the French were deciding to go the way of America or go down the road of socialism. The gift was an attempt by the people of France to convince their government to go the way of America. They lost....and the rest is history as they say....

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I never quite understood the American disdain for France. I mean all the French did was help us win the American Revolutionary War

Washington D.C. exists because of L'Enfant and we owe a lot to La Fayette as well. That's why we have plaza's and parks named after them.
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I never quite understood the American disdain for France. I mean all the French did was help us win the American Revolutionary War

Washington D.C. exists because of L'Enfant and we owe a lot to La Fayette as well. That's why we have plaza's and parks named after them.
Same here. We had to change french fries to "Freedom" fries after 9/11, yet we existed the entire cold war with Russian dressing. Very odd.
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I never quite understood the American disdain for France. I mean all the French did was help us win the American Revolutionary War

Washington D.C. exists because of L'Enfant and we owe a lot to La Fayette as well. That's why we have plaza's and parks named after them.
I don't really have any disdain for them. I think it's fun to tease em about the Maginot line and of course the two World Wars.... It's all in good fun.

The only time I really developed a dislike for the French was when I lived in Geneve. The people there were just so laid back compared to the French (and I had previously spent a lot of time in Lyon and Paris), and had a natural disdain for them (the Savioards were the last to try to invade them, and coincidentally failed), so every year they celebrate beating the French, kind of like a local Independence Day celebration....

Other than that, I really have no problem with the French on a personal level. It's just fun to poke em with a stick every once in a while.... I'm very aware of their part in facilitating our own existence as we know it today here in the US.
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