Several reports say that about 20% of the French are very rich and about 20% are very poor. The other 60% who make up the French population are considered as the middle class. "Les Français moyens" are those who come from this "classe moyenne". They are also known as the "écrasée" or the "oubliée". They are the French who are neither rich nor poor.
French people do not like the "bling bling" life and a lot of them who are actually rich do not wish to be identified as rich, while some who are poor do not want to be identified as poor. These people are classified under the "classe moyenne" even though it's not true.
When some people think about the normal French person, they think he is dresses in strip shirts, wears a beret, holds a baguette over his shoulder, rides a bicycle, smokes a lot, drinks a lot of wine, eats a lot of cheese, etc,.
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Je ne suis pas homme supérieur
Mais un honnête travailleur
Je vis mes joies et mes douleurs modestement
Comme tant des miens très tôt tous les matins
Je prends les transports en commun
Je prends le bus ou le métro jusqu'au boulot
Pas besoin d'intellectuels ni d'idéologie
Pour donner un sens à ma vie
Je suis un Français moyen !
Source : Etes-vous un Français moyen?
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