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You forgot the Yorkshire pudding.

Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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-----Original Message-----
From: Rickard A. Parker [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 1:19 PM
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Subject: OT - Willy and the Windsors (was: Fwd: Kill the French)]


> 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
    http://www.twbookmark.com/books/94/0446605786/chapter_excerpt372.html
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?

Regards,
    Rick Parker