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French Tribute Song to Sarkozy’s Memorable “Casse-toi, Pauv’Con” Posted by on May 5, 2012

French singer Tum Sally insisted upon paying a vibrant tribute to Nicolas Sarkozy by immortalizing his now (in-)famous slur aimed at an old farmer who had the impudence of refusing to shake his hand: “Casse-toi, Pauv’Con” (“Get Lost, You Jerk”)! Tum Sally’s “Casse-toi, Pov’Con” (“Get Lost, You Jerk”) A bit of a strange name, “Tum…

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Hollande Vs. Sarkozy: Comics, Economics, and Freakonomics! (Part II) Posted by on May 4, 2012

Nicolas Sarkozy is a man of contradictions: When a handful of delinquents welcomed him with rotten eggs at one of the Parisian banlieues, he didn’t hesitate to call them racailles (scum.) Yet he never shied away from using un langage de voyou (thuggish language) himself: To an old man who refused to shake his hand, he said “Casse-toi, pauv’ con” (“F***…

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