"French President Jacques Chirac yesterday defended his eyebrow-raising exit from an EU summit session, accusing the French head of Europe's employer union of insulting French pride by daring to speak in English.
An ardent defender of the French tongue, Mr. Chirac said he was stunned to hear English on the lips of the Frenchman in a speech at the two-day European summit.
"I was deeply shocked that a Frenchman would speak at the council table in English," he told journalists, explaining for the first time his abrupt walkout when the summit opened on Thursday.
"That's the reason why the French delegation and myself left, so as not to have to listen to that," he added."
MORE (side-splitting Chirac humor......)
What a sensitive soul Msr Chirac is. The funny thing is....he's fluent in ENGLISH!!!!!!!!! It would be nice for the Gaulic nation if......he were so passionate about Guaranteeing jobs to his rioting youth.