Frabjous Times

essay

How my mind works

Whenever I hear about Nicolas Sarkozy, the French politician often mentioned in the context of the recent riots, I imagine that his name is a spoonerism. But what would a Karcoma be?
I was also disappointed to find out one day that in French the surname of the president of Russia was pronounced (by newsreaders, anyway), with the last syllable emphasized, not like the naughty word.
Originally published: 2005/11/10 06:29:28