First, I have to admit that until seeing this article, I was not aware of the existence of the International Francophony day taking place on the 20th of March. During this year’s celebrating event Monsieur “le Président de la République je suis partout” Sarkozy backed up the concept of promoting the French language more
“It seems strange for the least, for example, that the head of a State where French is the official language, should choose to address the whole of the international community in English from the tribune of the United Nations, before coming down and complaining that French is not sufficiently defended,” he explained, pleading for a more “offensive Francophony”.
Well, for once I agree only that this would not be strange but painful to listen to especially if a particular head of State where French is the official language who failed college due to his bad marks in English would address whatever meeting in English. Probably most world leaders and head of states would agree that it is much nicer to listen the well articulated interpreter’s voice in English confirming that whoever cannot pronounce a “h” properly better speaks it’s home dialect instead of abusing the wonderful English language.
J’adore le français mais des fois…