Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lady Ashton Will Study French ...

... so that Europe may survive:

Where and when she would attend classes remained a secret after Ms. Ashton, who is British, disclosed that she would not take up a French government offer to study at a chateau in the south of France.

The flurry of interest in Ms. Ashton’s battle with the language of Molière reflects the continuing sensitivity of French officials about the role of their language. Though Ms. Ashton understands French, she is not fluent and speaks with a strong accent.

Raout Redneck

A little time out from politics to treat a burning question: What wine should you serve if you're hosting a banquet in which the main dish is squirrel? Never let it be said that the art de vivre français is not up to every challenge. Here are the recommendations. Next up: possum and raccoon.