Tony Blair congratulates Nicolas Sarkozy in French Not bad, Tony, not bad. via Omniglot PartagerClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related By Celine| 2016-10-18T15:49:56+00:00 May 10th, 2007|Culture|4 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedinRedditTumblrGoogle+PinterestVkEmail About the Author: Celine I am Céline Graciet, a freelance English to French translator. Since 2003 I’ve been writing on all sorts of areas linked to translation and the life of a translator. Related Posts Permalink Laïque Permalink The French and English credits of American series Permalink Interpreting during cultural clashes Permalink Maundy Permalink The White Ribbon Permalink Of mice and fairies Permalink Loire valley castles Permalink National Poetry Day 4 Comments Jean May 10, 2007 at 2:40 pm I misread Omniglot as Omigod! Pretty damn good, huh? eyebrows and all! – much as it grieves me to say so. Shame on him for being so thick with Sarkozy – absolutely clear who the British government wanted to win! céline May 11, 2007 at 8:19 am Well, to be fair to him, as (still) Prime Minister, he has a duty to congratulate the new head of state of a neighbouring country, who was chosen democratically by 85% of the people, whichever party that person belongs to. Xavier Kreiss May 12, 2007 at 11:07 pm Of course, a cynic would say he was reading from a text on a telepromter. But yes, his pronunciation is very good. And so is his French. Alas, it’ll probably be some time before the UK has another PM as gifted as him when it comes to foreign languages. Paul Betts May 29, 2007 at 3:19 pm In my anglo-french household we were delighted to see Monsieur Blair making the effort. Call me daft, but I think there’s nothing wrong with the two being pals. I get the impression that M. Sarkozy has been studying reformist models for his future success with France, and (IRAQ controversies aside), I don’t thing this is bad news for the long-term future of France. Comments are closed.