October 15, 2007 - qu’ils mangent de la brioche

It is a curious fact that, if you say

Let them eat cake!

at an international gathering, the French-speaking people will have no idea what you are talking about. Even if you say it in French.

Posted by Kevin Lawrence at October 15, 2007 10:03 AM

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Well, one could argue that cake and brioche are significantly different.

Suppose you joke about bagel-eating policemen, instead of donut. It wouldn't really sound as funny...

Posted by: Eric on October 17, 2007 08:20 AM

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