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Nixon, Richard - Oops Again
" This is a great day for France!"
--Said while attending Charles De Gaulle's
Funeral.
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Contributed By: Kathleen on 05-30-2000 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Ked writes:
Although I agree this is a slip-up, it isn't if you take it in a different context. "Great" also means "big" and "important", and the death of Charles de Gaulle was rather important to France. Still, it is a slip-up, if only because it was stupid to risk it being taken in this context, rather than the more popular great-meaning-really-good context, and creating a diplomatic problem.
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Kev Mev writes:
Ouch!!!
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Psudo writes:
Nixon wasn't a racist, he just slipped up. Still, that's a pretty major slip up...
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Flash Pizza writes:
This doesn't change the impact of the Oops, but it was Georges Pompidou, not Charles DeGaulle.
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