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OT: Mildy OT: "Freedom kiss"?

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 12, 2003, 2:26
        It's nice to know that in an age where there are so many important things to
be concerned about, the U.S. House of Representatives is busy making a fool
of itself:
        For you history buffs, you will remember that back during WWI, lots of
German-sounding things were renamed; sauerkraut became "liberty cabbage,"
frankfurter became "liberty sausage," hamburger became "liberty meat," etc.
Now, apparently, the French are the New Germans; we cannot have "french"
fries or "french" toast (both, IIRC, have been discussed on this list
before); nay, dear friends, we must have "freedom fries" and "freedom toast."
My response: if it was stupid then, it's no less stupid now. Nevertheless,
the games that politicians play with language can times.
Oh what a tangled web they weave who try a new word to conceive!


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>Mildy? Mouldy? Re: Mildy OT: "Freedom kiss"?
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