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.
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