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I was going to make a post asking my american LJ friends to try not to elect a moron this time, and then... I remembered who we elected in France and thought I'd better shut up.

But, you know, if I could, I would totally vote for Kerry Edwards.

Date: 2008-11-04 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jabberworks.livejournal.com
Yeah, he's a funny one, that Sarkozy. Interestingly, the BBC make a real effort to pronounce his name in a French-sounding way, while they took huge glee in Anglicising Chirac's name to 'Jack Shirack', said in the broadest English way possible.

Date: 2008-11-04 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_w_o_o_d_/
He's very less funny seen from here, I can assure you. He would happily turn the country into a police state.

It's funny the BBC would make efforts to pronounce his name in a French way, knowing it's actually a Hungarian name. (I don't know how they pronounce it over there, it's a weird language)

Date: 2008-11-04 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jabberworks.livejournal.com
Yeah, funny, as in funny-peculiar. Funny is such a flexible word in English...

The English, much more than the Americans, seem to love taking French words and banging them into words that sound as un-French as possible. Americans will say 'fill-ET' of fish, where as Brits say 'FILL-ette', and lots of words like that, just to be ornery, I think.

But then again, I never learned in my American school French class that the French say their r's differently than the Americans, and boy, was that a shocker when I arrived in my first French-speaking country. You'd think I would've picked it up from French films... but my French wasn't even so good that I would've noticed. :-P

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