[lit-ideas] The Long Lightening Vowel Sound of France Unblocking, and Japanese Phones

  • From: david ritchie <profdritchie@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:15:34 -0800

Comes news that someone named Macron, a onetime Socialist investment banker who 
is the son of two doctors, has “surge[d] in the [French] polls.” He is 
promising to, “unblock France."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/15/french-progressives-dare-to-hope-as-maverick-macron-surges-in-polls
 
<https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/15/french-progressives-dare-to-hope-as-maverick-macron-surges-in-polls>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmanuel_Macron

Not to be confused with Macarons, which come from Venice, via the Carmelite 
sisters, or a Luxemburgerli, which was a nickname given in Zuric, or the 
makaron, which adorns a Japanese cell phone.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaron

Oh, and if that’s not enough to cheer you, there’s also this: 
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15024879.World_reacts_to____brilliant____Trump_inauguration_synopsis_in_Sunday_Herald_TV_listings/
 
<http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15024879.World_reacts_to____brilliant____Trump_inauguration_synopsis_in_Sunday_Herald_TV_listings/>

Carry on,

David Ritchie,
Portland, Oregon

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