Foreign News Notes, Sep. 22, 1924

The French Academy—the 40 most learned men in France who meet in L'Institut de France and guard the purity of the French language with the vigilance of a duenna—decreed that the word "cocktail" has no place on the tongue of the Frenchman. Not even was coquetcle, a substitute compromise, allowed. The word is outlawed. Georges Clemenceau, "The Tiger," was interviewed in Vendee. He stood under an oak and said: "This is my old friend. A little older than I. It has lived 2,000 years."

The interviewer mentioned the League of Nations. Purred the Tiger:...

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