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Francaise fries, pt. 2

You may have noticed my posting a week ago about the Palm Beach politician who is lobbying to rebuke the French — by having local restaurants officially call “french fries” by a new name.

As it turns out, this cultural revolution has reached Capitol Hill. This week, two Republican Representatives announced that they had successfully spearheaded a similar move — and from now on, all deep-fried slices of potato served in three House office buildings will be known as “freedom fries”.

One can only wonder what the cheese-eating surrender monkeys on the other side of the pond think of all this.

(Many thanks to Marc for passing this along!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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