There's a little bit of irony here: Both French fries and French toast originated in BELGIUM!
At least we got the Belgian waffle right!
But what about another alleged entity from the hexagone: the French tickler? Did this get overlooked during this period of jingoism, bad taste, and questionable nomenclature change?
No. "The Bedroom Bunker," an adult pleasure store in Colorado Springs, found that sales of French ticklers dropped due to anti-French sentiment. In response to this, they renamed their latex-studded vibrators "Freedom ticklers." This product was already colored red, white, and blue.
Which also happen to be the colors on the French flag!
Curiously enough, I don't think anyone saw fit to refer to "Freedom kissing" instead of "French kissing." Perhaps the practice of French kissing is still viewed as morally questionable by a number of people that they are still very willing to impute Gallic origins to that mutually delicious activity.
I wonder what "English kissing" would be like.