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    Updated on Aug 25, 2020. Posted on Jul 29, 2012

    47 Brits Grumpy About The French In The Opening Ceremony

    Sacre bleu!

    Broadcasts of last night's Olympic Opening Ceremony in London included commentary in both French and English. And the French-speaking parts came first. (Such is tradition — a Frenchman, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founded the Modern Olympic Games; the language remains an official tongue of the International Olympic Committee... alongside English.) To hardy and/or easily offended Brits, this was like being slapped around the face by a large, wet pair of frog's legs: unacceptable.