Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Next Puppy in the White House may be a French Poodle.

From This Week's The Economist :
My favorite is Sarkozy - appropriately he is the annoying mean-looking French poodle clinging to Obama's leg. How relevant!

PS : Incidently, poodles are very French indeed :

According to Wikipedia :
The name poodle comes from the German word pudel, short for pudelhund or "splashing dog", reflecting the breed's development from a water dog; the word pudel is related to the English word puddle.) However, most sources concur that the French are responsible for developing the modern breed into its current form, and developing the different sizes. The French name for the poodle is caniche, referring to ducks and the poodles' water dog origins.


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