Grafitti and Linguistics – Casse-Toi

When refused a handshake, French President Nicolas Sarkozy angrily responded “Casse-toi Pauvre Con”. Shortly after, the non-French speaking world asked “what is the translation of Casse-toi, and the french newspaper Le Monde responded in a hilarious article of how this phrase was translated by newspapers around the world. The Herald Tribune wrote “Then piss off you bloody idiot” and the AFT as “Then get lost, you stupid bastard.” French profanity at its best, Casse-toi Pauvre Con in the ruelles of the Marais spraypainted on the walls.

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