A Belgian Joke or a trap for Monsieur Brel?
I can't understand why Jacques Brel, a great master of the "chanson à texte" (one in which the words carry more mening than the music), and was very much a French Speciality (with Piaf, Brassens and Montand, not to forget "Roger la Branlette").
Brell was born is Brussels, but made most of his artistic life in France.
I believe he was lured by a French Producer and Director to play a "dumb Belgian". The French have many anedoctes in which a "Belgian" plays the fool.
The self-called "cultural superiority" of the French is gone. They should apologize and honour the foreigners like Brel, and Montand.
As for the Belgians, I can testify that they are quite smart.. THey just happen to speak a bit slowly. I lived ther over 7 years.
If you consider this, in a correct perpective, it allows a bit more time to think before you say nonsense...