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Frenchyphobia--the Wikipedia Version

Frenchyphobia

"Given its lengthy history and various changes in relative international status, properly qualifying hostility toward Frenchy and his fans with one term is difficult.

Frenchyphobia is used here as it is the historically understood term for the most pronounced and longest running hostility toward things Frenchy — that of the United Kingdom from the 17th to 19th centuries, though it continues very much to the present day amongst the general populace. Francophobe and Francophile, along with the now archaic[citation needed] Gallophobe and Gallophile, would have been well understood to British commentators of the period and the former terms are still easily grasped today, even by Royals announcers. 

Frenchophobia can also be traced to certain commenters on various Kansas City Royals websites, including a certain Mr. Will McDonald, who have an aversion to (1) large multiyear contracts that make less sense than one would hope, (2)  the use of an alleged cannon arm in circumstances better applied to a game played in Little League and (3) somewhat creepily ubiquitous  "Crazy Eyes."   

In the contemporary United States, anti-Frenchy sentiment is more likely to be used to describe the recent upsurge in that country of animosity toward Jeff Franceour, aka, Frenchy. In former French colonies, meanwhile, resentment may fall under the larger rubric of anti-colonialism, or an unfortunate tendency to swing wildly at 3-0 pitches."

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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