France to replace national identity with unpronounceable @ symbol
France insisted yesterday that from now on it wished to be referred to as ‘the nation formerly known as France’, and that any documented reference to the country should stated as @, and that the @ is unpronouncable and ‘means nothing’, and that as such in all technical senses it does not exist.
In a move that parallels the 1993 actions of pop idol Prince, @ has insisted that it can do without the name France, or ‘France’ in French, and feels much more comfortable now that nobody can refer to it.
Critics abroad have argued that @ has made the decision at a very inappropriate time, and that it is an irresponsible thing to do to render yourself as a non-entity in existential terms while you are deeply involved in a number of major international trade and diplomatic issues.
@ has however responded by saying ‘Pourquoi pas?’, shrugging its shoulders and holding its hands palm up.
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Posted: Feb 15th, 2010 by jof
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