January 20, 2003
Sly Dig, Or Unfortunate Coincidence?

Christopher Hitchens' "Some advice for my friends on the right", in Saturday's Opinion Journal, includes an interesting description of one Republican faction:

Still a fourth group, in some ways plus neocon que le roi, believes that the hinge nation in the celebrated "axis" is actually Iran, where we may even be seeing a revolution from below.

I hope the apparent bilingual pun is purely fortuitous. 'Neocon' is perfectly proper in English, but Hitchens does put the word in French, and French 'con' is very obscene. I won't use the English equivalent here, but it's anatomical, female, and shares a couple of letters with the French word.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at January 20, 2003 04:28 PM