Mon Jul 4th, 2005 at 10:58:58 AM EST
Ah, the old ones are the best ones. One can only pray to our merciful and loving God that Uncle Jacques refrains from regailling us with mother-in-law jokes.
Update [2005-7-4 11:13:46 by RogueTrooper]:
French President Jacques Chirac is reported to have cracked jokes about British food at a meeting with the German and Russian leaders.
French newspaper Liberation says Gerhard Schroeder and Vladimir Putin laughed and joined in the banter.
"One cannot trust people whose cuisine is so bad," it quotes Mr Chirac as saying, within earshot of reporters.
A French government spokesman declined to comment on the report, which comes days before the G8 summit in Scotland.
to add something slightly more insulting.
he three men met on Sunday for celebrations to mark the 750th anniversary of the founding of Kaliningrad, formerly known as Koenigsberg, an exclave of Russia surrounded by Poland and Lithuania.
"The only thing they (the English) have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow disease," Mr Chirac said, according to the newspaper's report.
"After Finland, it is the country with the worst food."
I think Chirac and family should probably avoid holidaying in Scotland for the next while; but, meanwhile, would he like his lame duck a la orange?