September 2, 2008

SACRE BLUE:

French education minister finally admits defeat in battle against the English language (Peter Allen, 02nd September 2008, Daily Mail)

For generations, the French have fiercely guarded their language against the horreurs anglais.

But France's education minister yesterday admitted for the first time that the secret to success is speaking better English.

Xavier Darcos claimed poor English is now a 'handicap' because all international business is conducted in the language, and said French schools would offer extra lessons during the holidays.

He also admitted that, because of globalisation, very few people outside France will being able to speak French in the future.


The rout is on.

As the retrospectives on the Bush years start to roll out it's hilarious to read how he's left us "diminished" in the world. Of course, since he took office Left and/or anti-American governments have been replaced in Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Israel, India, soon Britain, and so on and so forth. It's a queer sort of decline that makes everyone want t be more like you.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 2, 2008 8:15 PM
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