Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Things I chuckled about today from the Direct Matin

We are truly back in the swing of things.  I know because the free morning newspaper Direct Matin has reapeared in the metro

Laïc (Lah-eek) is the French word for secular or non-religious.  It is most commonly heard in relation to the government and schools.  The most controversial act in the last couple of years was the outlawing of religious-wear in schools (i.e. crosses, kippas, veils).  So it is just a little funny that the Direct Matin reported that the  "text of the laïcité charter from the Ministry of Education, to be placed in every public school, will be unveiled in the next couple of weeks".  Ok maybe it is only funny to me and my elementary level of French.

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