Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Le binge drinking

According to today's news, France now has a problem with teenage drinking.

I'm not denying the social and health implications but at least British teenagers won't now be lectured  about how while they're sneaking into pubs for underage pints or necking cheap cider in the park their ever so sophisticated counterparts across the Channel are sipping a glass of watered wine over a sumptious meal en famille.

I never bought the line that heavy drinking was unknown among French youth and if it is less common they've been missing out on the essential teenage rite of getting half-cut with your mates.

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