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
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 be...amusing...at times.
Oh what a tangled web they weave who try a new word to conceive!