My Big Fat French Weekend

Owen Byrne
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 11:50:55 -0400

kelley wrote:

> At 02:52 PM 3/18/03 -0600, Jeff Bone wrote:
> I'm inspired by the example.  :) It appears that remain sooooooo 20th 
> century, since we are engaging in the same tactics we engaged in 
> during WWI when we renamed German measles to liberty measles, 
> frankfurters to hot dogs, dacshunds to liberty pups, etc.
> And, as someone pointed out on Dave Farber's IP list, french fries and 
> french toast are just bad practical jokes on the French, anyway.

Indeed!  - talk about unintended consequences. Hopefully "idiot cheese" 
will catch on worldwide - although my food and drink experiences in 
Europe were that American already means that - order a Cafe Americano 
and the disdain is palpable.