Dear Mr Condi Rice

Understandably, perhaps, the Financial Times didn’t publish the following letter that I submitted to it earlier this month:

“Your defence correspondent attributed the French foreign minister’s greeting of the new US Secretary of State as "Cher Condi" (FT 19-20 February, p. 11) to the effectiveness of her charm offensive. If M. Barnier was correctly quoted, I would have thought it more an insult to her femininity, and clearly unwarranted at that.”

A suitable text for deconstruction by some university Department of Gender Studies?


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  1. Anonymous says:

    How to address a film star in French: Chère Cher.