> House cafeterias change names for 'french fries' and 'french toast'
It's not just Americans.
An chapter from "The Royals" by Kitty Kelley is at
It tells about how King George changed the dynasty name in response to
anti-German hatred (among other name changes like Battenberg -> Mountbatten).
An excerpt from the excerpt:
It was Lord Stamfordham who received the unenviable job of telling
King George V about D. H. Lawrence, who had been hounded into hiding
because he married a German woman. The once revered writer had married
the sister of German military aviator Baron Manfred von Richthofen,
the legendary Red Baron, credited with shooting down eighty Allied
planes during World War I. After their wedding, Lawrence and his
bride, Frieda, were forced by public hostility to seek refuge in the
English countryside, where they hid in barns like animals.
This news was unsettling to the King, who also had a German wife. But
the clever Queen--Mary of Teck--speaking English with a slight
guttural accent, began referring to herself as "English from top to
toe." The King immediately stopped addressing Kaiser Wilhelm II of
Germany, the commander of the German forces sweeping across Europe, as
"sweet cousin Willy." His German-hating subjects, who avoided
references to sex, began referring to the male member as a "Willy."
By the way, are those Congressional "freedom fries" served as a side
dish with Salisbury steak on a bun?