Sacre bleu! because archaic French swear words are just more fun

Sorry, I just can’t resist things like this tidbit from a summary of an article in the Süddeutsche Zeitung:

Gustav Seibt attended a speech in Berlin by Jean-Noël Jeanneney, president of the Bibliotheque nationale in Paris, who hopes to reinforce all of Europe like a Gaulish village against Google Book Search, to break the back of Anglo-Saxon dominance in the world wide web. “Monsieur Jeanneney gave a harrowing example of what it could lead to if an Anglo-Saxon world-view came to dominate: the French Revolution could widely be seen as a period ‘of guillotine and terror,’ whereas ‘we on the continent’ see it as a time of humanity and progress. Parbleu! Terror in the grand revolution? That is new!”

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