For the French speakers among you....General de Gaulle gives his New Year message...from the Other Side........where not even Sarkozy can have him put in detention for 'outrage' to a serving President.
Source...Rue 89, to whom many thanks and awaiting the royalty bill in the new year.
Yet another reason to taking German at school rather than French.ReplyDelete
Steve, to be spared the General's barrack room language....ReplyDelete
Thank you for figuring out my unintentional ellipsis....ReplyDelete
Steve, I'd long suspected you had taken control of my mind...ReplyDelete
I'm afraid my French is not good enough to fully appreciate the musings of old Charles -- or as Churchill called him, his "Cross of Lourraine."ReplyDelete
Of course De Gaulle became detested in anglo Canada after his "vive le Quebec libre!" call when he was a guest here.
Happy New Year to you.
mrwriteon, in general terms, the dear old general is summing up the years of Sarkozy's presidency, starting with 'setting the suburbs ablaze'...describing the global credit idiocy, denouncing Goldman Sachs and Baroso and ends by advising the French to dump Sarkozy at the next elections. The whole spattered with a few choice expressions.ReplyDelete
He visited our house in France....long before our occupancy of it, needless to say...as a compliment to the then owner who had been in the resistance in two organisations smuggling pilots shot down over Europe to Spain whence they could be repatriated.
Terrible old devil....the combination of his love for his country and his contempt for his fellow countrymen is amazing....but then, he had Irish blood.
Thanks for the summary, Fly. I got the gist of it, though I must have learned a very prim and proper French as the choicer expressions passed me by completely. -)ReplyDelete
Perpetua, they weren't that bad...just unexpected in a 'voeux'!ReplyDelete