Friday, April 07, 2006

Today’s vocabulary word: “Abracadabrantesque

The French have a word for Jacques Chirac’s handling of the CPE law:

When a law gets enacted by the president of the land, but he says it must not be applied, what is this called?

"Abracadabrantesque" is a word the French are using to describe the odd situation facing the country now that President Jacques Chirac has signed his government's youth employment contract into law, while at the same time instructing employers not to use it to hire anyone.
So it’s the law of the land, but don’t you dare obey it! That would be immoralnotillegal.

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