Do you consider yourself a fan of British or French culture? I like a both British and French things, and I was trying to decide recently which country was closest to my heart. It’s a tough call! I traveled to France many years ago and loved it, and I’ve even gone through the trouble of learning un peu de français. However, there is nothing I like more than a good modern British television show like Doctor Who or Downton Abbey.
Let’s see… what else? When it comes to fashion, I’ve got to give France the edge. It may surprise you to hear I’m going to pick British food over French food. What can I say? I prefer a late night curry to cow’s head! Music? Definitely British… I think most American would agree. After all, we’re raised on Bowie and the Beatles. But when it comes to film, I’m going to have to say French. French New Wave cinema is my jam.
Instead of staying confused about where my loyalties lie, I decided to write a quiz to sort things out. I know there are many cultures that we all are fans of, but traditionally, Francophilia and Anglophilia are the most common. So no worried if you prefer Japan, Mexico, Italy, or one of many other cool countries. Those may be in a future quiz! Today is all about exploring the basics though… so just France and England.
To see which of these two cultural powerhouses you belong in, take my latest quiz: Are You an Anglophile or a Francophile? Let me know what you get and what you think of your result. Do you identify with being either an Anglophile or Francophile? How come? Would you like to live in either France or the UK one day?
Discussion question: What country’s culture (besides your own) are you an enthusiast of?