Friday, March 24, 2006

Lisbon goals may not be achieved in Portuguese

Where’s Mister Language Person when you need him? An outraged French President of a certain description storms out of an EU meeting when a realist started speaking the “lingua franca” of business.

«Summit officials said the trio returned to the meeting only when Mr Chirac heard that Jean-Claude Trichet, the head of the European Central Bank, had started to speak in French.»

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