It is reported that the most popular dish in France is now the hamburger; nevertheless, President Macron thinks that French can rival English as an international language.
Hamburgers can be bought en France,
They’re very popular, je pense,
They’ve overtaken sandwich (ham),
As confirmed by a histogram.
McDonald’s likely sells the most,
On bread rolls that they do not toast,
But, overall, they do sell more,
In restaurants than the fast food store.
Most French think hamburgers are cool,
And they eat, as a general rule,
One every twelve or thirteen days,
According to some new surveys.
So Macron now knows to his cost,
That battle’s well and truly lost;
It’s almost like there’s been a coup,
Of Cordon Bleu by Gordon Blue!
So his attention has now turned,
To French, a language often spurned;
He says it should be spoken far
Away like maybe Africa.
He has a start there, it is true,
For former colonies there do;
But elsewhere it is little spoke,
So Macron’s aim is just a joke.
And in most countries where they say,
Things in French, there is still dismay,
From when France, the colonial power,
Departed in its final hour,
And left them mostly in a mess,
The cause of much undue distress.
Friends might be few and far between,
For Macron and his language team;
For there’s a lesson: if you go,
Upsetting people you should know,
It can be hard to make amends,
And you might not have many friends.
Now Brexit is a case in point,
He has put noses out of joint,
And since it gets worse every day,
The friends he had might slip away.