Tokyo Governor SUED for Insulting French

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    for people who don't speak french

    Come on, this is funny!

    Well, if they were in the states, this guy could not be sued, hence you never hear a crazy suit like this here. Politicians speaking in their capacity (or on the proverbial floor their respective chambers) have immunity from slander suits.

    If I was this guys lawyer, and assuming that Japan has defamation laws, I would immediatly seek a motion to dismiss. There are a few absolute privileges/defenses when it comes to defamation and I would argue in this (of course knowing that this fact is not in dispute :funnyface ) that:

    the statement was true! Hence, an absolute privilege to defamation and no suit. :banana: :D
     
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    The French have been pissed off every since their language was replaced by English as the International Business language. There was a time not so long ago when all International Letters of Credit were in French.
     
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    I can count to ten in French. Easy.

    oon (wow...tough)
    doo (hee hee..perfect)
    twa (careful)
    qwarta (same name as a guy down on the corner)
    chink (tsk tsk..don't say it)
    six (they couldn't come up with something more clever?)
    sep (as in septic..as in septic tank...as in place to put doo..like #2)
    hoout (Hoout Packard?)
    noof (I used to have a noof ball)
    dicks (yes, they are)
     
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    In MY French classes, it went like this... (I was about 7 and living in Lousiana at the time... I remember faro jaque faro joque...)

    eun
    deu
    twa
    kat
    sang
    sit
    sept
    weet
    nuf
    dies

    Who can count to ten in the most languages?? lol

    Korean 1
    hana
    duel
    set
    net
    tasut
    yosut
    ilgope
    yodul
    ahope
    yul

    Korean 2
    il
    ee
    sam
    sa
    oh
    yook
    chil
    pal
    gu
    shi

    German
    ein
    swy
    try
    veer
    fumf
    sex
    seeben
    oct
    noon
    zen

    Spanish
    uno
    dos
    tres
    quatro
    sinco
    seys
    sietae
    ocho
    nueve
    diaz

    Chinese
    yi
    er
    san
    sie
    woo
    loo
    ki
    ba
    joo
    shi
     
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    My French reference shows:

    un
    deux
    trois
    quatre
    cinq
    six
    sept
    huit
    neuf
    dix
     
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    As I mentioned, my lessons were more than 30 years ago and taught by the Lousiana public school system... probably more Cajun French than classical French...
     
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    There is a restaurant I go to sometimes when I am in Baton Rouge - can't remember the name. But I swear, if you look up the word Cajun in the dictionary, you would see a picture of her face.

    Took me nearly 30 minutes to be able to understand her. She sounds so cool when she talks.
     
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    My mom is a Cajun... (or as she says, "Coon Ass"). I like how they pronounce Herbert... Haybear... makes the name much more palatable! lol
     
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    I like Ishihara-san, he is a hell of a politican here in Japan. Always willing to speak the truth in the face of a whole lotta bs that the leftists in Japan put out. He was the one who raised the sunken North Korean ship that JSDF forces sunk earlier this decade, in order to show people in Japan the threat the North Koreans posed to the nation.
     

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