Nicolas Sarkozy is adopting a more presidential tone after being accused of ‘mistreating’ the French language. In November he nailed the fiendishly difficult imperfect subjunctive. Triple axels are easier. (via theeconomist) Sarkozy has nothing on Jean Chretien, he mangled both of Canada’s official languages with ease. Supporting tagline
Most political leaders struggle to speak fluently in a foreign tongue. Only the exceptional manage to mangle their own.
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