I Guess This Counts As A “Tongue Twister”

Or perhaps a “slip of the tongue”?

Glamorous French politician Rachida Dati has been forced to issue a public apology after confusing oral sex with inflation.

The 44-year-old former justice minister and MEP is frequently nicknamed ‘Rachida Barbie’ because of her poor understanding of complicated political issues.

…Asked about overseas investment funds profiteering during a period of economic uncertainty, she said: ‘I see some of them looking for returns of 20 or 25 per cent, at a time when fellatio is almost non-existent.’

In French, fellatio – a sex* act performed on a man – is ‘fellation’, which sounds a bit like inflation, which is the same word in French and English.

As of 10 am this morning there was a rather long line of economists outside her door looking to further delve into monetary policy with her.

*not according to The Official Bill Clinton Dictionary, mind you

9 Responses to “I Guess This Counts As A “Tongue Twister””

  1. nightfly says:

    So that’s why the Stimulus didn’t work.

  2. major dad says:

    Oh, that just blows.

  3. JeffS says:

    No, major dad, it sucks.

    But it’s clear that this Rachida Dati gives mostly lip service to politics.

  4. major dad says:

    Tongue lashing in order?

  5. Julie says:

    Who was the source on this — Deep Throat?

  6. Rob says:

    I get how she might get the two mixed up.

    Inflation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vm7i2825dg8

  7. nightfly says:

    Problem is, we’re the ones getting screwed here… and it’s not as fun as advertised.

  8. Gary from Jersey says:

    Um, oral sex in fact has something to do with inflation. Just not the monetary kind.

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