"Freedom and Whisky gang thegither"
- Robert Burns
Thursday, 5 September 2002
I have now read this story in three different newspapers. Today, it's the turn of the Glasgow Herald. Jacques Chirac, Tony Blair and George Bush are at a meeting. Chirac is speaking. Bush turns to Blair and says: "The trouble with the French is that they don't have a word for "entrepreneur"." Bush is portrayed as an ignorant hick. Well, I come to the President's defence. His observation is correct. France did have, indeed invent, the word "entrepreneur." Unluckily for the French, they exported it to the US.