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Now that I have re-written the introduction under the title I can only add the well-known rhetorical question "Why not?" or "pourquoi pas?" for my French readers and friends
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Sunday, 3 March 2013
The Elgin Marbles
It is not really a very good time for prime minister Mr David Cameron, with the embarrassment at Eastleigh on Thursday with the burgeoning UK Independence Party beating the Conservatives into third place.
How anyone in Eastleigh could have voted for the useless, corrupt and pathetic Liberal Democrats is beyond my imagination, but that as they say is democracy - i.e. what we have to put up with from our brilliant fellow-subjects.
Anyway Cameron has redeemed himself a little in my eyes upon my discovering that he does not intend that the Elgin Marbles (now known by the politically-correct as "The Parthenon Marbles") be returned. Good.
Does it annoy any of you that names and pronunciations are constantly changed?
So to make myself clear:
"Mumbai" is Bombay
"Myanmar" is Burma
"Innuits" are Eskimos - or more properly Esquimaux
"Romania" is Roumania - that's how my Roumanian ex-girlfriend spelled it.
And Kenya is pronounced "Keenya" as I was taught
I can just about stand "Tanzania" and Zimbabwe, but they are horrible names.
Until the next time