A uniquely French solution...
The Gallic Shrug is one of many simple but brutally effective gestures listed in a new travel guide produced by the Paris tourist board.And this is the country that Stephane Dion is so proud of?
Aware that it can do very little to change the stereotype of the arrogant Frenchman, it wants to help discerning visitors blend in by using the same body language.
When they're not wearing themselves out surrendering to foreign invaders, the French apparently stand in front of mirrors, practicing being rude.
The land of stinky cheese and worse manners.