Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thing to Waste

When the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations published its list of the top 101 sayings of 2002, it included a remark that George W. Bush was supposed to have made to Tony Blair: "The problem with the French is that they have no word for 'entrepreneur.'"

It's said that "entrepreneur" is one of Bush's favorite words and that he often sprinkles it into his highly motivational rhetorical confections.

But, according to Snopes, he never uttered to famous quote cited above.

Here is in fact what he actually said and it concerned Italy, not France:

"The problem with Italian food is that they have no word for 'lasagna.'"

1 comment:

Ruth said...

The problem with Merka is that we have no word for Impeach.