Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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The French tried to establish the Halfbakery in Australia

The linked image explains it all
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The historical records show that the Sydney Harbour bridge would have been replaced by a giant croissant if the perfidious French had their way.
AusCan531, Dec 11 2012

French plans for Sydney Harbour Bridge http://www.news.com...o4eg9-1226534443587
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       Ha! Where's Unabubba when you need him?
blissmiss, Dec 11 2012
  

       Photoshopped.
spidermother, Dec 11 2012
  

       I can't beleive you read that tabloid trash.   

       Although I do as well. It's almost like watching fawlty towers - painful but somehow compelling. I just can't wait to be offended or outraged by their latest feat in journalistic un-tegrity.   

       ....Anyhoo, at least we might have been a republic by now if the froggies had gotten involved.
Custardguts, Dec 11 2012
  

       //Photoshopped// Really?
xenzag, Dec 11 2012
  

       It's quite a xenophobic article, isn't it? Is this typical of Australian press?
theleopard, Dec 11 2012
  

       //tabloid trash// Ah, but it's not, you see. When The News changed from broadsheet to tabloid format, it was "tabloid format, not tabloid content". I know, because I read it in the newspaper.
spidermother, Dec 11 2012
  

       //Is this typical of Australian press?//   

       Well, it is being played for effect to quite an extent in this instance. And as [Custardguts] says it isn't the most cerebral news site out there.
AusCan531, Dec 11 2012
  

       It was an halfbaked plan! That's perfect.
rcarty, Dec 11 2012
  

       //Photoshopped// badly I might add! They could have transformed: warped and rotated the croissant to actually fit like a bridge!!
xandram, Dec 11 2012
  

       //Photoshopped// was supposed to draw attention (via a glaringly obvious misdirection) to the glaringly obvious fact that the croissant bridge was not part of any French plan, but a fabrication by the journalist - by instead pointing out the even more glaringly obviously fabricated nature of the image. That's what it meant in my head, anyway.   

       Kinda like saying "Look, Ma, the emperor has a mole on his buttock!", only completely different.
spidermother, Dec 12 2012
  

       I think the french have a legitimate argument to say that the Americans owe something to the french for WW2. By waiting till European manufacturing was reduced to a smoldering rubble before bothering to get engaged in WW2. The result was the Golden age of the US, producing exports to the damaged world.
PainOCommonSense, Dec 12 2012
  

       From the title I was imagining something like that sideways cantilevered drawbridge, which is also rather croissant'ish.
FlyingToaster, Dec 12 2012
  

       Don't forget that a good portion of Europe got brand-new infrastructure not too long after. Need a homeland makeover? Have a war there!
RayfordSteele, Dec 12 2012
  
      
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