Monday, January 8, 2007

Royal invents new word

Socialist candidate Segolene Royal has been picking up some chuckles back in France for inventing a new word during her trip to China. While on the Great Wall on Saturday, Royal apparently said that:

"As the Chinese say it, a Chinese who does not come on the Great Wall is not a brave man and a Chinese which comes on the Great Wall conquers the bravitude."

Unfortunately, bravitude is not a word. One of her campaign managers tried to amend the comment later on, saying that "I think that what she wanted to express is the plenitude of bravery." Nevertheless, a former minister Jack Lang, said that he was "envious" because "I would have liked to invent this beautiful word." "(Royal) speaks a language which touches the heart of people."

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