United States once called French fries “freedom fries”
In France, american cheese is now called idiot cheese , do we really need an example for this? Yes, there was a time when some Americans decided to call French fries “freedom fries” a number of those people happened to be elected officials in the U.S. House of Representatives. The worst idea for making the people of the U.S. look patriotic ever.
In 2003 Republican representative Bob Ney, whose committee is in charge of the eateries, said the action was “a small but symbolic effort to show the strong displeasure of many on Capitol Hill with the actions of our so-called ally, France”. French toast from now on will be known as “freedom toast”. Ironically, he changed his mind about the whole thing two years later because he changed his perspective about the war itself. He even told a North Carolina newspaper that he regretted the whole French-fry fiasco.
A phrase ” freedom fries ” made up by Rep. Bob Ney and his cronies to eradicate any mention of the nation of France from the US. Part of the radical attempt to segregate the French from the world.
Although replacing the French part with freedom makes absolutely no sense and makes us all look like a bunch of moron second-graders. Part of a pathetic attempt to reduce France’s status because it doesn’t support an unjust and imperialistic war. Those who invented this term seem to have forgotten that France gave us the Statue of Liberty and a huge chunk of territory known as the Louisiana Purchase. Not to mention that America would still be a British colony if it weren’t for the French. Come to think of it.