Nicolas Sarkozy in soup over ‘vulgar’ languageBy ANI
Friday, January 7, 2011
LONDON - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused of using vulgar language and not paying due attention to normal grammatical rules.
Critics have said that the 55-year-old President has been using slang terms and garbled language-and the particularly jarring phrases have been labeled Sarkozysmes, reports the Daily Mail.
Sarkozy’s style includes misconjugating verbs and using gutter terms. In 2008 he caused outrage when he told a heckler to “p*ss off, poor sod”.
Since the debate started the President has been found adopting a more polished approach, in order to re-brand himself ahead of next year’s election.
This has been manifested in the use of difficult subjunctive clauses and tenses in television interviews.
Moreover, the President has taken to using Latin terms to get his points across, though his expressis verbis has failed to impress many.
Some infamous ‘Sarkozysmes’:
I listen but I don’t take notice
p*ss off, poor sod
If there’s any what’s itching to raise taxes
To everyone who’s important here, hello
You wonder wot good it did ‘em (ANI)