Freedom fries

Posted by RRC on July 14, 2007

In Reply to: Freedom fries posted by Robin on July 14, 2007

: The phrase I was looking up was "Tout de suite," but I found an interesting notation on that page:
: "In America of course the souring of governmental relations over the disagreement in policy regarding the second Gulf War was the root cause of a virtual boycott in the USA of all things French. Many people there adopted a distaste for even speaking the word French, which resulted in the renaming of french fries (which all right-minded people in any case know are called chips) as freedom fries."

: I'm an American from NY, and if anyone ever avoided things French or speaking the word French, *I* certainly never heard about it! And I'd never heard of "freedom fries" before now, either.

You should have read a newspaper or watched TV in 2003, there were a few weeks back then when people talked of little else. They changed the menus in the House of Representatives cafeteria.

Almost 5000 hits in Google News Archive [Dead link removed - ed]
Wikipedia wiki/Freedom_fries