Thursday, 30 September 2010

Introducing Rachida Dati..


The above person is Rachida Dati, who was formerly French Justice Minister and was recently interviewed by French TV Channel Canal+ Our new friend caused some puzzlement when she announced in the course of the interview 'I see some [foreign investment funds] looking for returns of 20 or 25% at a time when fellatio is close to zero'.

One may struggle for the connection.

The explanation is that The French word for fellatio is 'fellation', which - we are assured - sounds similar to the word 'inflation'. Erm, quite so. Our heroine blames talking too quickly but what can have been on her mind? Christine would not make such an error, would she? Some spoilsport has disabled embedding for the relevant clip on YouTube but here is the link. Hat Tip to Mahal.



And further to the posting on the Titanic, the rabbit has been contacted by a person with very considerable relevant experience who writes...

'Titanic - from one who knows about these things, the two sets of orders gambit is rubbish - hard a starboard (or previously larboard) has always meant that.


The nearest ship, the Californian, had absolutely no real capacity to rescue everyone anyway. The exhibition at Harland and Wolf shows plainly that in terms of survival, money really did talk. The interesting thing is the idea that the ship was unsinkable - what an advertising campaign! So I think this story is worth a look but there have been even more noteworthy disasters in terms of avoidance than Titanic'.

So that settles that. I was somewhat puzzled as previously remarked on that the story took about a century - and the publication of Mrs Patten's book - to see the light of day. Prompted by my informant, I end with the good advice to keep on trucking. Memo to self: must blog on R.Crumb sometime...

10 comments:

Laci the Chinese Crested said...

Well, I''l be blowed!

As for the Titanic, the Ulster types will tell you "that she was in perfect condition when she left Belfast."

sybil law said...

Fellatio! Saweeet!
It's about time someone got honest about politics!

JoJo said...

It didn't make sense to me how any sailor could hear "Hard a-starboard', and turn to the port, based upon whatever training that one person had. As a Cape Codder, I've spent a great deal of time on the water (in the 70's, 6th graders were required to take a mandatory Safe Boating Class), and I was extremely puzzled about that information. Starboard is starboard, not port, no matter what the circumstance.

white rabbit said...

Laci - Lucky you...

Sybil - She's French. You know what they're like.

JoJo - I was puzzled by this theory. Like you and my knowledgeable informant I would have thought that starboard meant that way...

*points to right*

The Dental Maven said...

Wait! Fellation and Inflation are two different things? Oh. Okay. Good to know...

tony said...

One Anagram of her name is 'Data Aid Rich'..........

unique_stephen said...

Being Australian we don't go for French kisses - we prefer them a bit further 'down under'

Petit fleur said...

Oh my! That is funny about Ms Dati's little Freudian slip! Or whatever it was.

Your side of the pond sounds much more lively than ours. ha!

I have no useful comment on the Titanic. Not that my other comments are really useful, but. I enjoy reading about it.
Peace,
pf

white rabbit said...

Maven - Yes they are. Never let it be said that it is anything other than informative here.

Tony - Erm... So it is.

Stephen - I know. One can't move in Earl's Court these days without tripping over Aussies nuzzling on someone's kneecap.

Little Flower - And I enjoy you dropping in :D

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