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Frenchs’ guarding language from all ills

Most political leaders struggle to speak fluently in a foreign tongue. Only the exceptional manage to mangle their own. Step forward France’s president Nickolas Sarkozy. Last year in a written parliamentary question, Francois Loncle, an opposition deputy, said the president “mistreated” the French language with his endless grammatical slips and “vulgar expressions”. He urged the … Continue reading