Saturday, March 25, 2006

Chirac ‘deeply shocked’ France and its language becoming irrelevant

The President of France grabs the handle of his little rouge wagon and marches home, oblivious to the fact that all the other kids have and ride bikes.
Chirac gives use of English tongue lashing

BRUSSELS -- French President Jacques Chirac yesterday defended his eyebrow-raising exit from an EU summit session, accusing the French head of Europe's employer union of insulting French pride by daring to speak in English.

An ardent defender of the French tongue, Mr. Chirac said he was stunned to hear English on the lips of the Frenchman in a speech at the two-day European summit.

"I was deeply shocked that a Frenchman would speak at the council table in English," he told journalists, explaining for the first time his abrupt walkout when the summit opened on Thursday.

"That's the reason why the French delegation and myself left, so as not to have to listen to that," he added...

"He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met."
Abraham Lincoln


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